Looking for God? Try This

Looking for God? Check out the Helix Nebula in the constellation of Aquarius -- or better yet take a close look at your fellow human beings. By Barbara … [Read more...]

With a Little Luck You’ll Live Long Enough to Breed Flies in Your Attic

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Back in 1987 old age seemed a long ways away. Strike that, old age seemed like something that would never happen to … [Read more...]

Wisdom From My Father — Or, How to Sweep the Kitchen Floor

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My father's voice came to me the other day as I was sweeping the kitchen floor. To his friends my father was Dave Falconer, … [Read more...]

Oakland’s Ghost Ship — A Vigil

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I keep thinking, if only. If only those young people hadn't decided to party. If only the makeshift stairways of the Ghost … [Read more...]

My Purple Rain Garden: Is the Universe Trying to Tell Me Something?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Lots of rain this year. And lots of purple out in our front yard. Purple nemesia. Purple irises. Purple salvia. Pansies so … [Read more...]