Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 28, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: Dispatch from Bhutan

Good morning, friends! Please join me in Bhutan as we hear from Nashville native Linda Leaming, who finds much to appreciate in her adopted country and how it is handling Life in the Time of Corona.

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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