Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 19, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Africa On My Mind: Part 1 of 4

My husband and I have daughters who are 13 and 15 years old.  I think about the kidnapped girls in Nigeria every day.  I think Peggy Noonan had it exactly right in her column in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday: There is nothing wrong with taking action—when possible—that is contained, discrete, swift, targeted, humanitarian and, not least, can be carried through successfully.  And then …

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May 19, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Ghana Must Go

Book Title: Ghana Must Go

My husband and I have daughters who are 13 and 15 years old.  I think about the kidnapped girls in Nigeria every day.  I think Peggy Noonan had it exactly right in her column in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday: There is nothing wrong with taking action—when possible—that is contained, discrete, swift, targeted, humanitarian and, not least, can be carried through successfully.  And then …

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