November 4, 2018
I was thrilled when the Headmaster of my daughters’ boarding school asked me to give a chapel talk on the topic “Why Read” over Parents Weekend. What a lovely invitation! What an honor! I worked quite hard to write a speech that I thought might be interesting to parents and students.
June 14, 2017
“Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars,” wrote Victor Hugo. Today’s post features a bright constellation of books recommended by Mike Duncan, Randy Kinnard, Brent Moody, Gary Shockley and me for Father’s Day – and beyond. Bacon Picks: A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean I have rarely been so …
November 30, 2016
December can be stressful. Correction: December is stressful. Give yourself a break here and there! A puppy video. A salted caramel hot chocolate. A book or author event. Today’s Bacon features four thrilling novels plus three upcoming author events in Nashville. Don Winston frightens delightfully with Our Family Trouble: A Domestic Thriller, in which the Bell Witch returns after nearly a century’s rest. The Bell …