Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

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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May 26, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

If It Does Not Challenge You, It Will Not Change You…

Mt. Kilimanjaro at sunrise. We were in the “heather zone” and still had 5 days of travel to reach the top…

Dear friends Julie Kennon and Caroline Trost hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro in February, yes they did. I can’t say that I’m dreaming of this particular “vacation” for myself (!), but I’m impressed by their fortitude – and their beautiful friendship. I’m thrilled for them to stop in at Bacon this morning!

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