Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 9, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Getting the Job Done in the Time of Corona

I think I’m getting the job done in the Time of Corona – tending the dogs and the mostly grown kids and the new flower beds, trying to be an encouragement to those around me. Daisy Baby is a big help with the flowers.

Pepper in the background watching out for coyotes and keeping a safe distance from the small menace AKA Daisy

I’m finding contentment close to home – often – despite the worries and the despair at the ways I fail and have failed.

I love how my friend Monica Fawknotson gets the job done – with talent, humility, grace, and strength of character. She’s Executive Director of Metropolitan Nashville Sports Authority, and I’m delighted for her to stop in today with her take on the times…

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August 5, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Solving Problems in the Time of Corona

One problem I’ve solved in the Time of Corona is how to stay busy…

her name is Daisy.

In truth she creates as many problems as she solves, but on balance – I’ll keep her! Or our daughter Ruth will reclaim her, once Ruth is feeling better. Or my mother-in-law will adopt her. We might share fractional interests in the puppy.

It’s also possible that this will evolve into a Kramer vs. Kramer situation. Pepper would be delighted for the young miscreant to be whisked away by a possessive relative. She’s not sure how to solve the problem of Daisy.

In other news – I’m delighted for Brent and Shelby Moody to stop in and share their problem-solving skills in the Time of Corona!

Brent is a dermatologist and surgeon and active in politics. Shelby is his highly capable wife, each of them friends I respect and admire…

Photo from Fall 2019, approximately 100 years ago

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