Gray Hairs. Wrinkles. And Kids Who Won’t Stop Growing Up

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Dec. 23, 1990 When I look in the mirror, I see wrinkles. I see gray hairs. This is good. This very … [Read more...]

Fifteen Patriotic Holiday Gifts for the Worried Progressives on Your List

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The holidays are upon us, and it's getting way too late to put a package in the mail in time for the celebrations ahead. But … [Read more...]

Christmas Is Big. Bigger Than Christianity — And Donald Trump

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Christmas is big -- bigger than Christianity. And it's getting bigger. Our decades-old World Book Encyclopedia devotes … [Read more...]

Funny, Funky Gift Ideas — Bernie Sanders Earrings and Clocks Made of Vintage Books

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Yes, thanks to the ever-creative minds and nimble fingers of Berkeley, California, a funny, funky gift can be yours to give … [Read more...]

I Searched for Jesus, and Here’s What I Found

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall Christmas was coming up soon -- today -- and I needed a Christmassy, Jesusy post. I could string some words … [Read more...]