Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 1, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Feel The Rain on Your Skin: October Happenings

Most of the time I’d really rather stay home. I have to fight the good fight against inertia. Maybe you do too! Today’s post features five ways to drench yourself with words unspoken, to live your life with arms wide open – to feel the rain on your skin.  I’m featuring Nashville events, but I hope this list will inspire you wherever you live. 1. …

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August 2, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

August Special: Top 5, On the Bookshelves and In the Universe

You don’t have to leave the solar system this August for some exceptional happenings and reads… today’s post features Bacon’s top five!   Top Pick:  Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21st Buy your protective glasses if you haven’t already. And if you don’t live in Nashville – come enjoy it with us! Ride the wave of collective excitement as the biggest major city in the U.S. …

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February 8, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Share the Love this Weekend: Music City Special

Why do we go to the Symphony, the Ballet, the theater or any other arts performance or institution? The National Endowment for the Arts asked. “I expected to hear that it is because someone loves a particular form of art, be it opera, theater, symphonic or choral music, painting or sculpture. That is not what the NEA study found,” writes Todd Jones, pastor at First …

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October 15, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Haunt Me, October: Top 5 Thrills in Nashville From Now Till Halloween

Lately I’ve been sitting on the back porch at dusk watching the bats emerge.  First I’ll see one or two skittering high above, then six or eight will appear as if out of thin air.  After that, I lose count; there might be twenty.  For a moment they swirl about together with an odd grace, then they set out on their own separate hunts.  Bat …

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