Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 7, 2021
by jenniferpuryear

Silent Spring

Have you become more comfortable with silence and solitude in the time of corona? Has social media filled more time – or less? Friend of Bacon Beth Alexander was deeply affected by the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” and today she explains why… From Beth: During this strange time of Covid when the norm is separation, I’m missing friends and the little perks of friendship that …

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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 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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