Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 28, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

For My Sister

Today’s post is for my sister – beautiful in sickness and in health. The skies are dark The branches bare – My sister is not well. Branches bear the weight of night –My sister is not well. Thank you, Nature, for mirroring exactly what I feel. I appreciate that! Then you turn around and do THIS. The sun illumines Branches bright – The tall pines …

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March 3, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Almost Everything

If you’re a fan of Anne Lamott, you know exactly why to pick up her latest book, Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. Lamott is predictable in the best kind of way, like an Egg McMuffin – warm and savory, delicious and filling (especially if joined by a crunchy hash brown). I finished Almost Everything while enjoying the perfect McDonald’s breakfast and found myself just this …

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January 27, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Wintergreen

On my best days I feel more gratitude and less worry. Often those are the days I’ve puttered around my yard, a good dog not far away. She’s sniffing for the coyotes who have taken up residence in the thick undergrowth at the yard’s borders. She and I and the coyotes are all wondering if we’ll be able to live together in harmony – or …

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