Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

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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November 21, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Thanksgiving Special: What Our Eyes See

This time of year my eyes find the leaves. Just like the people who go to Gatlinburg in the fall and every amateur poet who’s ever lived and I think maybe just about everyone else. We’re all in this together! I am reminded that all is transitory and transforms, no matter how much we might wish otherwise. Today’s Bacon features leaf photography from my yard …

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