A Case of the Human Condition: Feminine, Feminist Pink

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, October 9, 1988 When this column first ran in the Trib, I was sure that spike heels and inch-long … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: When Your Six-Year-Old Wants to Talk Money

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, November 15, 1987 Peter likes money. He wants an allowance. The subject came up at the … [Read more...]

Writing Room: The Punch Line Always Goes Last

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Everyone knows that the punch line goes at the end of a joke, not the beginning. A mystery writer knows to set the story up … [Read more...]

GodsBigBlog: Native American Tori Isner — Want to Find Holy? Go Look at a Rock

By Barbara Falconer Newhall An Army vet and a grandmother, Tori Isner talks about being an adopted Lakota Sioux who traces her roots to the Eastern Band … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Simone Weil on Prayer — First, Pay Attention

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Simone Weil's Waiting for God was first published, posthumously, in 1951. And readers beware: Waiting for God is a dense, … [Read more...]