Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 28, 2022
by jenniferpuryear

Life, Death & Halloween

Halloween’s about candy these days. But maybe it’s still a little bit about ghosts and death and the meaning of life, too? In her article “Living among the Dead in Manhattan,” Faith Bottum thinks about how we moderns banish death to the sidelines… but not entirely. I hope you’ll enjoy an excerpt from her article, the photos of Manhattan cemeteries, and the link (at the …

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May 9, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Twigs of Wisdom, Part 3: The Internet is a Messy and Distracting Place

We’re on a journey, Bacon readers, through some current Wisdom literature, beginning with The Book of Joy a couple of weeks ago, stopping off at Delanceyplace.org, and spending some time today at a beautiful, lively, intellectually curious website called Brainpickings.org. “I know, I know. Pop-ups aren’t classy,” reads the pop-up message at the site. “But the Internet is a messy and distracting place, and BrainPickings offers …

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