BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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I’m Going to Be a Grandmother — Or Will I Be a Grannie? A Grandma? A Nana?

1943 summer Nana Georgie Morrison & Barbara Ann Falconer. Photo by DG Falconer

What shall I call myself? Something tried and true like Grandma, Grannie, Nana, or Grandmother Newhall? Or should I revive one of my childhood nicknames — Bobbie or Fanny? Read more.

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Wrestling With God on the Shores of Lake Michigan

A beach along Lake Michigan at sunset. Photo by Barbara Newhall

At last a chance to read from “Wrestling with God” at the Pentwater, Michigan library. My idea of a good time. Read More

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Inside Pentwater’s Antler Bar — A Beer Too Many

Bar, Pentwater, Michigan, with an antler for a doorknob. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I went inside the Antler Bar in Pentwater, Michigan, and there I had one too many. Read more.

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My One-Woman Road Trip Begins — Grosse Pointe to Pentwater

A painting of Edsel Ford by Diego Rivera hangs in the Edsel Ford house in Grosse Pointe, now open to the public.. It's a beauty. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I jumped on a plane to Detroit the other day, rented a car, and took off for a twelve-day, one-woman road trip up and down and across my home state. Read more.

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Guest Post From Jon: Does “Under God” Belong in the Pledge of Allegiance?

Jon was shocked when a Federal Appeals Court ruled that including “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance did not violate the Constitution’s “Establishment Clause.”

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A Case of the Human Condition: Build a Wind Farm — Wreck Lake Michigan

I saw the map and burst into tears. It broke my heart. Windmills, a hundred square miles of them, are being proposed for Lake Michigan – a couple miles off shore. In the lake. Beautiful, serene, life-giving Lake Michigan.

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