Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 24, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Sunday Morning Special: At Home with the Hawkins

In January of this year, Caroline Hawkins was teaching in Uganda. Her younger sister Eliza was studying in Sydney. Middle brother Charlie was working in Dallas. The kids found their way home to Nashville as the virus spread, and the girls are staying for a while. Caroline, Eliza, and their mom Elizabeth stop in at Bacon today to reflect on the unexpected…

Continue reading →

May 22, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Friday Night Special: Don’t Give Up

Yesterday I drove to an adjacent county. It is important that my hair remains its *natural color. (“Dad and I think you’ve given up,” said my younger daughter last week. I have not given up.)

In other news, my sister’s twins turned 16. On their birthday my sister Cheryl Lloyd posted a poem on Facebook – some gentle life advice to them, if you will. Perhaps the poem is also for herself, and for the rest of us as well. Her kids are terrific, and finding their own way – as we all do. If you were alive in the 70s, you’ve probably seen this poem framed on someone’s wall…

Continue reading →