Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 17, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: Stocking Up on Optimism

I asked my friend and neighbor Mary Jo Shankle to send a few photos for today’s post. “OK now that I am finished sheltering in place (meaning 45 minutes soaking in the tub with a double pour) I will look,” she texted back. I can’t wait for you to see them.    Today, Mary Jo answers a few questions for Bacon as we all try …

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August 21, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Toward Eternity

Book Title: Bye and Bye: Selected Late Poems

My dear husband has been humoring me for a long time.  At our otherwise very traditional wedding, I insisted that one of my friends read from a poem by Michelangelo about death.  (Said poem really had no place in a nice Southern wedding.)  Gus expressed a few concerns about the inclusion of the poem in the service but wisely deferred.  We celebrated 20 years of marriage …

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