Shopping at the Berkeley Potters Guild — Three Artists, Three Visions

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Lots of wonderful stuff to see at the Berkeley Potters Guild the other day. The work of three potters in particular, each … [Read more...]

The Sad State of the Supermarket Strawberry

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I’m worried about the strawberry. It’s too late for the tomato. Its innards were transformed into colorless, flavorless – … [Read more...]

The Weekend I Talked — And the Kids Listened

By Barbara Falconer Newhall You know your kids have turned into grown-ups when they listen to your advice. I don’t mean take your advice. I mean listen … [Read more...]

Little Girl Lost — My Mother’s Magical Babushka

A downtown Detroit street corner, 1942, showing Kern's department store -- in summer. Public domain via Wikipedia Commons   By Barbara … [Read more...]

Rugs, Afghans and Scarves — My Pentwater Cousin Weaves Them All

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My cousin Mary Helen makes rugs. And scarves. And afghans. She weaves them by hand on one of three looms in what used to be … [Read more...]