Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 6, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Downtown Nashville Special: The Bobby and The SFB

I’ve found a new favorite spot downtown –  the Café at the Bobby Hotel. At noon, you might enjoy a pretty salad or quiche with a girlfriend. Later in the day, you’ll want a sparkling Rosé and a cheese plate. There’s a stunning rooftop bar that I’ve only visited on a quiet afternoon, but I understand it’s quite a scene at night. All the while, the city buzzes around you – a Nashville kind of buzz. People are smiling, friendly. Sweating, maybe, in the heat. And there’s a palpable sense that our city has arrived.

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October 1, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

October Special: The Trees

The grass in my yard crunches underfoot, yellow as straw in some places. Pepper rouses small tornadoes of dust as she chases the squirrels. Yet the trees remain mostly green heading into October – a dry green, a stubborn green – full of vitality even though some few leaves brown early and fall in the heat. Today’s poem by Mary Oliver says exactly what I feel… 

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