Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 30, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Target Practice

When the sliding glass doors open at Target, I stride in.  I get what I need.  I check out and leave, fighting the feeling that always sneaks in the door with me.  Target has everything I need except my daughters.  Some of my best and worst parenting moments took place at Target.  The girls and I loved rumbling around the store in (or pushing) one of …

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March 9, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Pepper and the Great Thorny Hedge

At the back of our yard grows a great thorny hedge, as dense as the thicket that grew up around Sleeping Beauty’s castle those hundred years she slept.  In the winter and early spring, when the branches are bare, you can just see through to the yard on the other side.  This winter, Pepper became interested in the thicket and what lay beyond: a big brown …

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