Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

July 29, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Ice Cream Friendships – and Kickin’ Up Dust

My friend and neighbor Mary Jo came over and helped me kill a large bug a few days ago. I could tell it was a smart, savvy, creative insect, and I sensed that it might elude me with its speed and mad skills. It glared at me from a tricky location – where the sunroom wall meets the ceiling. Thank you, Mary Jo, for helping …

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April 24, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: Shaking Up the Routine

Book Title: Redhead by the Side of the Road

Most mornings I feel some flavor of this, despite a very decent morning routine with my dog and the paper and breakfast…   I have to work my way towards a better mood. Maybe I should rethink my routine, at least for now? Beth Alexander stops in at Bacon today with an intriguing recommendation…

March 31, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Love in the Time of Corona: Signs

  Today my friend Beth Alexander reflects on her trip to Israel a few weeks ago, before the world changed. “Parents permeate the lives of their children,” she writes…

March 22, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: My Census, Myself

Lots of things come up in my yard in the spring, and I don’t mind. I like the blooming “spring ephemerals” otherwise known as weeds. This year, something different has come up in several locations. We had parts of the yard re-seeded in the fall, and something odd has crept in. Can you help me figure out what it is? It looks kind-of like a …

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August 26, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Ordinary Grace: Guest Post by Beth Alexander

Book Title: Ordinary Grace

I asked today’s guest writer, Beth Alexander, for a photo to run with her post. “Don’t you think people have seen enough of me lately?” she asked – laughing, half serious. (She and Patti Smallwood have been hard to miss, it’s true, as Swan Ball co-chairs). Maybe you can send a few historical photos, I suggested…   The truth is: We can never get enough …

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