Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 29, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Book Talk In Any Language (Featuring Guest Post by Peter Taylor)

Friends – please keep whispering in my ear! I love the book lists, the book recs, the bookish news you send my way. Today I’m passing some of it along, before sharing a guest post by a lovely young writer, Peter Taylor. Finishing up a gap year in Bolivia, working on his Spanish, he’s been thinking about what gets lost in translation. Sincerest thanks to him …

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June 14, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Father’s Day Special: A River Runs Through It

“Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars,” wrote Victor Hugo. Today’s post features a bright constellation of books recommended by Mike Duncan, Randy Kinnard, Brent Moody, Gary Shockley and me for Father’s Day – and beyond.  Bacon Picks: A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean I have rarely been so …

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January 29, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Brent Moody: How Did We Get Here?

You might find Friend of Bacon Brent Moody with a knife in hand at the office or after hours – but he’s no Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!  By day, it’s the instrument of a surgeon; by night, it’s the painter’s knife he prefers.  (Who even knew such a tool existed?  I’m learning new things every day.)  “I like painting with the knife rather than …

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July 17, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Brent Moody on Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Book Title: The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor

Brent Moody might be your surgeon if you’ve got skin cancer.  He might be your Sunday school teacher if you’re a kid at First Presbyterian Church.  If you buy art, you might purchase something he’s painted at local art shows.  Brent has a quiet and sure confidence that underlies his talents; there is not an ounce of arrogance in him. He loves painting and hanging …

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