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 …

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March 18, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: The Food Issue

Book Titles: Lady in Waiting, The Cutout Girl

I’ve spent more time in the kitchen in the past couple of weeks than I have in the past year. Cooking in my kitchen, that is. Cooking also includes rewarming, in my opinion. I am not proud of this. Today’s Bacon brings you several tasty treats… a curated list of high quality Nashville food delivery options, a speed date interview with Betsy and Ridley Wills …

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January 10, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Princess Leia On Her Way, Episode II: Help Me

“I was something men and women could agree on. They didn’t like me in the same way, but they liked me with the same intensity, and were all fine with the other sex liking me, too. Isn’t that weird? Think about it. And then stop and ponder something actually important,” Carrie Fisher writes about Princess Leia in The Princess Diarist. You can just hear her laughing! …

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March 3, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Betsy and Ridley Wills: She Said/He Said

Betsy and Ridley Wills have serious street cred in 37205.  Generational.  They could have kept things cozy, Belle Meade style, but playing it safe just isn’t the way they roll!  Ridley started his own company (you’ve heard of it), and Betsy’s had her hand in multiple businesses, most recently eMDiscovery and YouScience.  They bought a classical Georgian home a few years back, but there’s not …

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June 19, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Betsy Wills: If You Like Mystery, Then Read This History

Book Title: Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

No one needs to tell my dear friend Betsy Wills to lean in!  She has managed a family and high-test career with energy and enthusiasm to spare.  She is hard-working, fun-loving, and terrifically smart.  Most recently, she co-founded YouScience, an educational consulting company that helps students identify their talents and consider academic and career options.  In May, she co-chaired the Frist Gala, one of the …

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