The Fullness of May

The month of May is always full … of flowers, and rain, and a lift in the step of folks who have been longing for warmer weather.


  For me, it is also filled with planning and implementing the Ride of Silence and the Annual Memorial Day Service.

It is such an honor to work alongside others in remembrance of those who have died in the service of the US, or on our public roads.


Despite the full schedule, there is still time for book group.  I read late into the night on Wednesday in order to be prepared for our Thursday discussion.  We met on the new porch, surrounded by flowers made even more beautiful by the late day sun.


Have you read “How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky” by Lydia Netzer?

Life is ever full … of friends, of flowers, of books, and service, and I am thankful.

More Than Book Group

A group of friends, and lovers of books, has been meeting in my home once a month for the past 13 years.  As many as 18 and as few as 4 have gathered to discuss the month’s chosen book, after which the conversation turns to movies, current events, and life.  We’ve gone “off site” to watch plays, such as The Vagina Monologues, to search for authentic Chinese Food, and to taste wine.

And sometimes we’re able to meet on the porch.


5 Days ’til Vacation and the Annual Ride!!!