Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 3, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Next Stop: Lagos, Where Every Day is for the Thief

Book Title: Every Day is for The Thief

I’m not sure I’ll ever have the chance to take a walk in Lagos, Nigeria, or ride a danfo (small, scary bus) there, or hop on the back of a motorcycle with someone (another common form of transportation).  You never know where life might take you, of course.  If I ever go missing, look for me in Hong Kong.  I never expected to go there either, or find it …

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April 30, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Wednesday Special: A Few Words on Loneliness

“We value our solitude until it pinches,” writes Edward Hoagland in the spring issue of The American Scholar magazine.  His essay “On Loneliness” ruminates on the ways we choose – and need – to live both in community and in solitude. A few things he said really got my attention: “We sculpt our lives in a free country, and our faces often show it:  waffler, proud …

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