Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 18, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life Getting Smaller Suits Me Just Fine

Gratitude is sometimes like tending a garden. You can cultivate it, for sure, with regular attention and care. But sometimes it’s more like playing in the ocean when you were a kid. A big wave sneaks up on you, washes over you, almost drowns you. It comes unbidden, it knocks you down, it leaves you drenched and – also – thrilled.  You feel that the …

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May 29, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Hannah Lavey: Summer Reading for the Younger Set

Hannah Lavey can do Southern demure if she needs to:  let’s credit that to growing up in an antebellum home in Demopolis, Alabama.  But demure isn’t her natural habitat!  This girlfriend has sexy flair.  She’ll mix it up in a political discussion given half a chance.  Or laugh so loudly you can hear her the next county over (claims friend Karlen Garrard, who calls it …

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