Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 24, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

And Then This (On Prince, and Canada Geese)

The brilliant young Prince collapses – dead – while the old Queen lives to reign another year.  The mad and the cunning spew venom as they slash and burn their way across the land, gathering armies of voters to themselves.  It’s all feeling very Game of Thrones to me this week. And then this:  the simplest of encouragements.  Winter is not coming, not today; Spring is here. From regular …

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May 27, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Africa On My Mind: Hope in the Radiance of Tomorrow (Part 2 of 4)

Book Title: Radiance of Tomorrow

In yesterday’s post, I quoted a passage from Admiral William McRaven’s recent commencement address on Life Lessons from Navy SEAL training.  I can’t get over this speech.  One of his lessons – like today’s book – speaks of hope.  In the ninth week of SEAL training, Hell Week, the training class heads down to the mud flats, where they have to spend fifteen hours (including all night) “trying to …

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