BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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Subway Tiles? Not in My Kitchen

Subway tiles in Budapest's Oktogon metro station with grimy grout. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Subway tiles. You see them everywhere — in people’s houses and all over HGTV. But there’s one place you’ll never see them — my kitchen. Read more.

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Dying Jesus . . . Dying Churches?

The flogging of Jesus Christ, and crucifixion, a painting at the Melk Abbey, Austria. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I saw a lot of Jesus in the old European churches I visited last month. Sad to say, in church after church, Jesus was almost always dead or dying. Read more.

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Olympic Sculpture Park Photos — Cool Art, Really Cool Park

Orange metal chairs in a row at the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle. Photo by Barbara Newhall

More Olympic Sculpture Park photos: At this seven-year-old park in Seattle, you can have it both ways — cool modern art and a stunning walk in the city. Read more.

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Tudor Bungalows in the Twin Cities—Little Houses With a Big Sense of Humor

tudor roof with round arch above the window in Minneapolis. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Can a house have a sense of humor? I never gave it thought until I visited Minneapolis and was treated to street after street of droll Tudor bungalows. Read more.

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I Brake for Floor Plans — I Like to See How Those Other People Live

Floor plan of condo on East 86 Street, Manhattan, with three bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

It’s Sunday morning. I pull the New York Times Magazine from the fat stack of newspapers on the breakfast table, fully intending to read the informative, thought-provoking articles inside. But I get no farther than page two, because that’s where the real estate ads are – the ones with the floor plans. Read more.

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Photo Op: Pentwater, Michigan — A Small Town on a Big Lake

North Hancock Street, Pentwater, Michigan, with shops, flags and trees. Photo by BF Newhall

When I was a kid, Pentwater was not the place to be. The place to be was on the beach or in the woods with the wild critters. But now that I am thoroughly grown up, I’m preferring the charms of Pentwater village to the toads and grasshoppers of my 9-year-old self. Read more.

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