Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 30, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

What Are You Waiting For?

I flew from Nashville to Jacksonville, Florida, on Southwest yesterday. I don’t know that guy behind me. But we had a good laugh! There were 143 seats on the plane and 100 passengers, so everyone had a window or an aisle. Masks were required and I saw a lot of cute ones, especially on younger people. The Nashville airport was strangely quiet but by no …

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April 7, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: What We’ll Remember

My friend Brian Fitzpatrick, a Law School Professor at Vanderbilt, is trying to figure out Life in the Time of Corona, like the rest of us. He’s wondering what – exactly – comes next, and when. (Like the rest of us.) He thinks about how we’ll be changed. It’s a relief that some things stay the same…

February 17, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Enlightenment Now: Guest Post by Brian Fitzpatrick

Book Titles: Enlightenment Now, The Evolution of Beauty

Brian Fitzpatrick, law school professor at Vanderbilt and one of Nashville’s foremost intellectuals, stops in at Bacon today to talk about teaching at Harvard Law last semester, what he’s reading right now, the most fun he’s had lately, and – wait for it – the meaning of life.