Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 30, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

What Are You Waiting For?

I flew from Nashville to Jacksonville, Florida, on Southwest yesterday. I don’t know that guy behind me. But we had a good laugh!

There were 143 seats on the plane and 100 passengers, so everyone had a window or an aisle. Masks were required and I saw a lot of cute ones, especially on younger people.

The Nashville airport was strangely quiet but by no means empty.

Wow I’m grateful for a change of scenery. Yet we’re still in the time when we can – in good conscience – say no to everything, and stay home – and there is a beauty and pleasure in that too. We are in the in-between times…

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May 28, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Betsy & Meade: A Few Thoughts on FOGO and Fava Beans…

My FOGO (“Fear of Going Out”) is worst in the morning after skimming too many articles on Apple News (even with the fortification of a second strawberry Pop-Tart and second cup of tea). It’s only when I go outside and water the flowers that I’m not as scared of the world. My fear tends to diminish as the day goes on. I may even fly to the beach this weekend on Southwest… still thinking about it.

Today’s interview with Betsy and Meade Wills reminds me to do things that bring joy, especially at home…

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