Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 23, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Big House: Guest Post by Chrissy Hagerty

My friend Chrissy Hagerty and her husband Bill had a big decision to make when Bill was asked to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Japan following the 2016 election. Chrissy and Bill had 4 children ages 13 and younger, all happy at their schools in Nashville. Their dog was living her best life in their suburban home and yard.

September 17, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Japan: Where The Old Gods Wait

Book Title: Hokkaido Highway Blues: Hitchhiking Japan

The old gods wait for you in Japan – the Shinto gods – a hundred, hundred of them in the trees, the rocks, the streams, the wind but most reliably in shrines behind their Torii gates.