Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 13, 2022
by jenniferpuryear

On Awakening

“It was a couple of springs ago. I was driving into New York City from New Jersey on one of those crowded, fast-moving turnpikes you enter it by,” writes Frederick Buechner. “It was very warm. There was brilliant sunshine, and the cars glittered in it as they went tearing by. The sky was cloudless and blue. Around Newark a huge silver plane traveling in the …

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May 3, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Only One Life (Life in the Time of Corona)

Someone left this book in my mailbox – wrapped in a ribbon – the other day. Thank you friend, whoever you are. I’m not reading one meditation at a time. I’m gulping down 4 or 5, then taking a few days off, then reading as many as I want. I’m traveling around the book. In the introduction, Buechner said that was just fine. And anyway …

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