Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 29, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Things I Saw On The Way to the Mailbox (Photo essay)

Things I Saw On The Way to the Mailbox (Photo essay)… A radiant beauty stared at the lovers and those who wished they were. Friends comforted each other, holding hands when necessary. The old and weary rested near the young. The teenagers hung out and made bad decisions; the mother and father loved their child forever. The yellow mums gave up the ghost while the snowcap …

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April 30, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Wednesday Special: A Few Words on Loneliness

“We value our solitude until it pinches,” writes Edward Hoagland in the spring issue of The American Scholar magazine.  His essay “On Loneliness” ruminates on the ways we choose – and need – to live both in community and in solitude. A few things he said really got my attention: “We sculpt our lives in a free country, and our faces often show it:  waffler, proud …

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