Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 25, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Maria Browning: On Life and Lit

“My favorite words about the meaning of life come from a commencement speech Tim Minchin gave a few years back – ‘Don’t go looking for it. Searching for meaning is like searching for a rhyme scheme in a cookbook: you won’t find it and you’ll bugger up your soufflé,’” said Maria Browning, new Editor of Chapter16.org, Tennessee’s online literary journal. One would hate to bugger …

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January 17, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Pepper and The Big Fail

Pepper and I had a heart-to-heart following her “graduation” from puppy training.  We went with our trainer to PetSmart, where Pepper was supposed to demonstrate all she had learned in the last three months, including sit, stay, leave it, drop it, come and compliant loose leash walking.  She was also supposed to show off her good manners towards people and dogs. Well, Pepper had her own ideas …

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