Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 21, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Father’s Day Special

Three summers ago my parents and I sat on a bench waiting for the theater doors to open in Interlochen, Michigan, where my older daughter was at an arts camp. My dad could still travel and remember his days (and – as a sidenote – I could still fit in that dress). Harder days have come – and stranger days, too. Sorrow comes for us …

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June 11, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

A Gentle Voice

Last night a few girlfriends came over and sat on the back patio and visited for a little while. We started talking about hard things. Things in the news. “You’re a little defensive,” one of my friends noted gently, with love. And it was true. It is good to let down your guard with friends – and it is good when they help you see …

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