Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 27, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Reading List for 2017: Guest Post by Monica McDougall

I ran into Monica McDougall at a party recently. “How are you? How are the kids?” I asked, expecting an enthusiastic response. “Normal,” she replied, with her lovely wry smile, a smile that conveyed the vagaries, hassles, worries, and aggravations of family life. “And I’m grateful.” Monica tells it like it is, always – and her answer has stuck with me. Today, I’m grateful that she’s sharing part …

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July 18, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Just Mercy; Hillbilly Elegy (Don’t Believe Everything You Think)

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that seemed about right: What this says to me is:  Be humble.  You might be wrong.  It’s likely that you are wrong at least in part. I also love this church sign on Hillsboro Road: Is it possible to be both deeply humble in your approach to the world – and sufficiently courageous?  I don’t know. Three …

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