Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 19, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Spring Break in Nashville: Three Things To Do When You’re Left Behind

Book Title: Richard Nixon: The Life

It’s Spring Break in Nashville and the city has left the premises. Those of us left behind are possibly dreaming of piña coladas in tropical locations. Today’s post features three fantastic happenings in Nashville this week to distract us from any woes! First up: The Frist Center for the Visual Arts My daughters had friends visiting from out of town, and we all headed down to …

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August 4, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Laura Cooper on American Fashion and “The Gal Who Defied Dior”

Book Titles: Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism, Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism

Laura Cooper manages three sons, a husband (currently running for City Council, see johncooperforcouncil), and three dogs.  She also manages to read widely, think deeply, and consider the big picture:  why are things as they are? Today, I’m delighted to feature her essay on an exceptional woman you’ve probably never heard of – Claire McCardell – who had a big impact on how American women dress.  (Afterwards, …

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