Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 30, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Downtown Nashville: What We Found in the Time of Corona

My cousin Christina and I enjoyed a socially distant walk a few days ago. It was the first time I’d walked with a girlfriend in weeks. She lives in the Gulch, so we met there and walked through her urban neighborhood then downtown. We might have jaywalked some – extreme jaywalking – which felt strangely exhilirating. I’d like to share some photos, and what we …

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January 19, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Portrait of an Artist and the Historian: Shane Neal and Jon Meacham

Book Title: Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

Portrait Artist Michael Shane Neal doesn’t fly under the radar.  If you’re walking down the streets of New York with him, he’ll wear a bowler hat with his pin striped suit.  In Scotland, he’ll don the tartan of his clan.  If he’s not wearing his artist’s smock in the studio, he’s likely to be found in attire that would be equally appropriate in the mid-19th …

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