Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 29, 2021
by jenniferpuryear

Daisy and the Eternal Questions

 On a strangely warm morning in January, Pepper and Daisy and I puttered around the yard before the torrential rains came. The hairy bittercress had sent up its small, sturdy, white-flowering stalks in various locations.  The tiny blue blossoms of Birdeye speedwell had opened in the rock garden. “Look at the pretty weeds of January!” I said to the girls.  “Why are they called weeds, …

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November 12, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon On The Sofa…

When God, the universe, and a small puppy knock you off your feet so completely that you break both ankles, it feels kind-of personal. In an Old Testament kind of way.  An invisible match still burns the toes on my left foot. Super grateful it’s not a blow torch any more! I’m motivated to learn what I should. I’ve been thinking about habits of mind, …

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