Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 18, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Mary Falls: Grazing for the Literary Omnivore

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mary Falls at a loss for words, and I’ve known her since we practiced law together very many years ago.  She always seems to have just the right thing to say!  Maybe because she reads so much?  Maybe it was all those siblings competing for air time.  Maybe it’s just her own special gift. In case it’s the reading, here’s what …

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May 27, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Africa On My Mind: Hope in the Radiance of Tomorrow (Part 2 of 4)

Book Title: Radiance of Tomorrow

In yesterday’s post, I quoted a passage from Admiral William McRaven’s recent commencement address on Life Lessons from Navy SEAL training.  I can’t get over this speech.  One of his lessons – like today’s book – speaks of hope.  In the ninth week of SEAL training, Hell Week, the training class heads down to the mud flats, where they have to spend fifteen hours (including all night) “trying to …

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