Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 22, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Jerry Williams, Tricia Carswell, and How to Catch a Mole

“I’m not sure I will choose my old pace on the other side,” says Tricia. “I’m surprised by how easily we gave up some of our personal freedoms, like freedom of assembly, though there’s nothing like a pandemic to get one’s attention,” says Jerry. “We won’t ‘unshelter’ perfectly, but overall I like what I see,” says Tricia. “Well, I’m in awe of Dr. Birx’s scarves,” …

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January 4, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Leaning In, 2019 Style: Radical Acceptance

Book Titles: Physical Disobedience: An Unruly Guide to Health and Stamina for the Modern Feminist, Threshholds: how to thrive through life's transitions to live fearlessly and regret-free

My friend Dallas chooses a guiding motto, or theme, each January – something she wants to lean into for the year. When she wrote about it at Bacon in 2016, I was intrigued. But it’s taken me until now to do it myself. There’s something about it that seems so wishful, so hopeful – as if we have any control over what lies ahead for us …

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January 28, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Rabbi Laurie Rice: Braving the Wilderness

Book Title: Braving the Wilderness

The United Kingdom recently appointed a “Minister for Loneliness.” Doesn’t that wrench the heart? The hope – and sorrow – in that phrase. More than nine million people in a country of sixty million said they “often or always” felt lonely. Two hundred thousand elderly people had not spoken with a friend or family member in over a month. Today, Rabbi Laurie Rice shares her …

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