Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 11, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Summer Reading Special: He Said/She Said Featuring Brant and Joelle Phillips

When Kroger featured decorative ceramic pumpkins outside this week, I was aghast.  Then offended!  Then resigned.  It’s not like I’ve never seen a decorative pumpkin in August before, but it’s always jarring.  Summer is still sizzling in Nashville and at Bacon! This year’s Summer Reading Series continues with Brant and Joelle Phillips today and Governor and Mrs. Haslam next week. Brant Phillips is cool as a cucumber in the …

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June 4, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Joelle Phillips: Tell Me a Story

Joelle Phillips has been thinking of those summer days long ago in Auburn, Alabama – days too hot to play outside – when she and her sister would sit in the den, “slurping popsicles while my mother read stories to us.”  Summer wasn’t all about popsicles, though.  Mom and Dad had important goals for their kids. “Growing up,” she remembers, “summer always included some sort …

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December 4, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Joelle Phillips on the Humanity in Technology

Joelle Phillips remembers the first line of her favorite book as a child: “Once upon a time, a long time ago, if you count Sundays and holidays, there was a little boy named John.”  Joelle loves a good story, well told and well begun; she has a sometimes sly sense of humor; my goodness, she remembers things! I had a crash course in Joelle this …

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