Book lovers wanted

This year I want to set a goal to read more and be distracted by other things less. In order to do this I’ve collected some of the books that have been mocking me and decided to read them, one a month.  I’m wondering if any of my readers would care to join me in reading one, some or all of these books. I’ve not ordered them yet and am open to a suggestion as to the order of them.

There is no scientific plan regarding selection here. I’m already in a book group with family. This has helped me realize the value of discussing a book I’ve read with others, as well as to know that I am being accountable to folks by actually following through on reading. I’ve chosen these books based on 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon, (almost all of them had over 50% four and five star reviews.) Additionally, the majority of them can be purchased for under $5.00. If one has access to a library then the cost would be less.

I’d love to have companions on this journey. Please join me in my book/ blog adventure. I’m going to devote a day or two per month to comments/ and my own reflections if other are interested in participating.



In another day the year will be at an end. I’ve been thinking about what I have accomplished and what I wish to accomplish. This year I set a goal to write a Haiku or Tanka every day for a year. Didn’t get started until January, but if I go through January 2016, I’ll meet that goal.

This year I set a goal to walk the equivalent of the Appalachian Trail. If I was walking the actual trail it would be 2160 miles.  I will fall short of that goal by about 150 miles, but I stuck with it and will attain that goal likely early next year.

Although it is said that most folks give up on goals and resolutions within days of the new year,  I’m creating new goals this year. They will be published in upcoming posts. (I’m inviting my readers to join me in one of them.)

First of all, thank you to everyone who reads and shares my blog. If you find something I’ve written worthy of a share; this means so much to me. Thank you for commenting. Thank you to those who have helped me and to WordPress for offering classes.


On the Eve of Christmas

As noise, bustle stills

I consider how to serve

Howard Thurman guides

The Work of Christmas