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...]

Advent: Witnessing to the Light – With Tinsel and a Plastic Santa

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's Advent, the traditional time of (quiet) preparation for Christmas.  This Sunday in churches around the country, … [Read more...]

The Perfect Christmas Tree — I Finally Found It

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Dec. 24, 1989 Christmas trees. Some of my most intense childhood memories have to do with Christmas … [Read more...]

Christmas Eve in Mexico — It’s All About the Baby Jesus

By Barbara Falconer Newhall If you wanted a Santa-Clausy Christmas this year, complete with tinsel, elves, Frosty the Snowman, and abundant gift-buying … [Read more...]