Dead Stuff – Which I Will Be Too One of These Days

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The fifth-century Saint Jerome kept a human skull on his desk to remind him of his mortality – memento mori.  But if you’re … [Read more...]

SXSW: Austin — A City With Its Soul on Its Sleeve

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Austin has the reputation of being not your typical Texas town -- it's more liberal and more secular than the rest of this … [Read more...]

. . . And Two Books I Did Read, Sorta — By Lauren Winner and Anne LaMott

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Yesterday I wrote about five intriguing books that have come across my desk in recent months -- good books that I never got … [Read more...]

Good Books I Haven’t Really Read: Anna Quindlen, Stephen Prothero, David Talbot and a Book About French Love . . .

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Seven books I never read. Make that five, because I did actually skim through two of the seven intriguing books currently … [Read more...]

Atotonilco, Mexico — High Art, Folk Art, Hot Springs, Food!

By Barbara Falconer Newhall If you're planning a trip to San Miguel de Allende, be sure to budget a day at the nearby town of Atotonilco. Here are four … [Read more...]