Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 28, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Confession and Letter from a Bookseller

Well shoot – I hate not doing what I said I would. It’s February 28th and I have failed to complete the two nonfiction books I committed to read in January and February – The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia and The Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea. For those of you who might be reading along: I am in process …

Continue reading

November 15, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

A Lousy Idea

I have bad ideas all the time. Some good ones. I have learned humility over the years – and keep learning it anew all the time. But today’s post is not about humility. Or good ideas. It’s about… *      *      * A Lousy Idea Saucer magnolias launch next spring’s buds – green, fuzzy, and small – while their own leaves yellow, …

Continue reading

October 2, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Pepper, The Square Frisbee, and The Saucer Magnolia

Pepper and I tried out the new frisbee on one of the first cool days of fall this week.  The frisbee is square and looks kind-of like a flying squirrel when I throw it.  I don’t know what possessed me to buy it.  It’s hard to throw and hard to catch, though Peppy gives it her best effort every time.  She hasn’t actually caught it …

Continue reading