John Donne — A Love Affair With a Poet Long Dead

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For some reason, I don't read much poetry these days. I think I haven't the patience to work through the words and … [Read more...]

“Bamboo Secrets” — A Love Story in the Shadow of Japan

By Barbara Falconer Newhall You'd think that if you'd read a book five, six, maybe fifteen times, you wouldn't want to read it yet again. But I did. I … [Read more...]

Brooke Warner: Getting Published Is Easier Than Ever. Getting Discovered, Not So Much

By Barbara Falconer Newhall -- Until I met Brooke Warner, I thought I'd never need to read another how-to-get-published book. I've got a whole shelf of … [Read more...]

Atheist to Catholic–Two Brainy Women Get Religion

By Barbara Falconer Newhall An atheist friend of mine once confessed that if he were to give up atheism and go over to God, he’d do the thing whole hog … [Read more...]

Where Author Richard Rodriguez Sees the Face of God

By Barbara Falconer Newhall “Why do you believe in God?” Kaya Oakes wanted to know. The question was her opening salvo to fellow author Richard … [Read more...]