Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 21, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Linda Leaming on An Unlikely Hero

Not so many little girls raised in Nashville move to Bhutan when they grow up.  Possibly only one.  It takes a certain spirit and courage and confidence – a certain curiosity about the world – and a strong will.  Linda Leaming visited Bhutan in 1994; moved there in 1997 to teach English; a few years later, married a Bhutanese thangka painter, Phurba Namgay; they raised a child together.  Now …

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March 23, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

A Field Guide to Happiness

Book Title: A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving, and Waking Up

Over Spring Break, I had a chance to take a deep breath and feel some peace inside.  It’s not hard when I’m walking on a beach, especially on a cool day when the sky is grey and it’s mostly just me and the gulls.  In Nashville I often feel pulled in many different directions, and crowded days make a cluttered mind.  It’s also true that a cluttered …

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