The Virgin Blanca and Baby Jesus — Still Smiling This Advent Season After 700 Years

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Advent starts today. This Sunday is the first day of the waiting that Christians do -- if they're not too busy shopping and … [Read more...]

A Totality Disappointment in St. Joseph, Missouri

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Want to go see the totality?" Jon said. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We could go to someplace like Nebraska or … [Read more...]

Subway Tiles? Not in My Kitchen

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Subway tiles. You see them everywhere -- in people's houses and all over TV shows like "Property Brothers," "Flip or Flop," … [Read more...]

Matthias Church — Budapest’s Splashy, Gorgeous, Over-the-Top Church of Kings

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I've got lots of favorite churches. Most of them you've heard of --  St. Peter's, of course. But also Chartres, Westminster … [Read more...]

Autumn in the Garden, When Sensible Plants Pack It In for the Winter . . . And a Healing Ankle

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I took these photos of my favorite up-north garden last October. It's a genuine four-season garden in the upper Midwest, … [Read more...]