Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 28, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Small Treasures

Small treasures enchant us. They can tickle the fancy; delight the eyes; inspire awe, even. Most admirably, they can be tucked away. My sister’s Christmas gifts reminded me. My gift to you this week is an assortment of small wonders – one each day – from the “Poem in Your Pocket” collection, introduced by former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan… You Cannot Put a Fire …

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November 29, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Sunday Special: Cut Flowers

Do you ever let flowers die in the vase for the poignant beauty – and gorgeous horror – of their fade? Living the sofa life, I imagine myself in a 19th century novel… a woman who has taken to her bed, gazing at her flowers… (since I can’t keep fresh water in the vases or cull the spent blooms right now, darn!) Today I’d love to share some photos …

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