Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 28, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Rabbi Laurie Rice: Braving the Wilderness

Book Title: Braving the Wilderness

The United Kingdom recently appointed a “Minister for Loneliness.” Doesn’t that wrench the heart? The hope – and sorrow – in that phrase. More than nine million people in a country of sixty million said they “often or always” felt lonely. Two hundred thousand elderly people had not spoken with a friend or family member in over a month. Today, Rabbi Laurie Rice shares her …

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August 25, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Brene Brown at Marathon Music Works: Rising Strong

Book Title: Rising Strong

Marathon Music Works filled up this past Saturday with a sellout crowd of some of the friendliest people you’ve ever met.  “Your dress looks so pretty with your eyes,” one young woman in a flouncy dress and cowboy boots said to me, as she squeezed past to get to her seat.  The middle-aged woman sitting next to me had driven with a co-worker from Indiana …

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