Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 28, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Small Treasures

Small treasures enchant us. They can tickle the fancy; delight the eyes; inspire awe, even. Most admirably, they can be tucked away. My sister’s Christmas gifts reminded me. My gift to you this week is an assortment of small wonders – one each day – from the “Poem in Your Pocket” collection, introduced by former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan… You Cannot Put a Fire …

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April 16, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Spring is the Period Express from God

Spring is the period express from God, according to Emily Dickinson. The Bard – his mind on earthly things – reminds us that sweet lovers love the spring. Today’s post brings you a serving of Dickinson and Shakespeare and warmest wishes for a Beautiful Easter and Passover. Note: The film “A Quiet Passion,” based on the life of Emily Dickinson, opened this week to rave reviews. From …

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