Maya singing Jason Aldean's Big Green Tractor John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, Iowa
Best steak ever at 801 Chophouse
Financial advocacy for medical libraries continuing ed course
Having a girls' weekend in Des Moines with my best friend
Seeing my niece, Liz, on her birthday weekend
Snuggling with the dogs on a cool autumn evening
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (2016). Must-read autobiography for any fans of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Even with as personal as his songs have always seemed, Springsteen reveals even more of himself in the memoir he spent seven years writing. I wish my brother-in-law, arguably one of the biggest Springsteen fans ever, had lived long enough to read the book.
Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci (2016). Facing divorce, Avery decides to spend the summer in Italy with her best friend, Daisy. Imagine her surprise when she finds "the one who got away" at the party Daisy throws to welcome her. Is Avery's Roman summer a rebound of sorts, or is she starting on her new life?
Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends by Elie Wiesel (1985 reissue). As seen through the lens of the late Wiesel, the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses. The main chapters are based on lectures he gave at locations like the Sor…
My favorite season, autumn, is here. I love bonfires and s'mores, Halloween and Thanksgiving, pumpkins and apples, apple cider, high school and college football, cooler temperatures and crisp air, the changing color of the leaves, sweaters, and snuggling with the dogs in front of the fireplace.
My nephew and his girlfriend learned they're having a girl, and the due date is close enough to my birthday that I can hope for a birthday twin great-niece!!!
Letters to Tami in Oregon, Michele in New Mexico, Ann in Pennsylvania, Barbara in South Carolina, Dana in North Carolina, Garrett in New Mexico, Jenn in Texas, William in New Mexico, Liz in Iowa, Vicky in Ohio, and Sherri Kay in Wisconsin.
Cards to Sue in North Carolina and Laura in Iowa.
Postcards to Norma in Oklahoma, my mom in Nebraska, Fish in Taiwan, Garrett in New Mexico, Dana in North Carolina, Michele in New Mexico, Terri in California, Sue in North Carolina, Keli in Nebraska, Kym in Colorado, and Joel in Arizona.