This month we are moving the regular meeting of the Loosely Bound book club to the 4th Thursday of the month, May 24th at 6pm and we will discuss the book A Bell for Adano. We are doing this so that author Gary Beyer can come and give a presentation on the last Thursday of the month, May 31st at 6pm.. Mr. Beyer describes himself as a "glass half-full" type of person. The title of his presentation is "Inspiring Hope in the Face of Life-Altering Circumstances. Gary was an English high school teacher for 35 years and then in Jan. of 2008, he was diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM). It is an extremely rare, progressive, and debilitating type of inflammatory muscle disease. There is no known cure or treatment for it at this time. Since being diagnosed he has written "You Must Answer This" and "I Promise I'll Pay Attention", and feels that both books were each divinely inspired. He says, "The numerous unexpected developments associated with their creation continue to be highly motivating". Mr. Beyer's sincere desire is to continue to be able to help other people not lose faith in the face of diversity, and for some to consciously find their own reasons for hope. The public is invited to attend, and Mr. Beyer said "This is a presentation that everyone can truly benefit from."