To Finish My Book I Need a Muslim Woman With a Story to Tell

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My book is pretty much done. But I still need to find myself a few more people to interview. A nice, talkative Muslim woman … [Read more...]

In My Rain-Battered Garden — Nothing Is Forever, Not Even Those Poppies

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Jerome, that famously abstemious fourth- and fifth-century scholar and saint, is said to have kept a human skull on his desk … [Read more...]

It’s Spring in Our Brilliant, Bursting, Buzzing Front Yard

 By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I think of March, I think of mud. Half frozen, slurpy, messy, car-stuck-in-the-road mud. That's because I grew up … [Read more...]

A (Lengthy) Case of the Human Condition: Married 35 Years

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Hey, Everybody! Jon Newhall and I have been married for 35 years now. Two kids, one house and lots of rewarding jobs … [Read more...]

Why Meditate — When I Could Be Sweeping the Garage?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I’ve tried meditating a few times – a very few times. I’m well read on the subject, however. Indeed, I’ve spent way more … [Read more...]