Knowing that motivation can wane and that doing things with other people really helps sustain energy, creating a Facebook page seemed a good way forward.
The page is https://www.facebook.com/DhammaFriendsBuddha, and the concept is to look at the suttas (discourses of the Buddha) one by one. Not an in-depth look, but rather a broad-brush look so we can become more familiar with the suttas and what kind of topics they address. A deeper look may well come later.
The page starts with the Digha Nikaya. It's pretty long discourses, so it's complimented by going through the Dhammapada as well. The Dhammapada gives really short gems of wisdom. I'm using a wonderful translation by Hiarischandra Kaviratna, which includes the Pali. It makes it easy to look up key words in Pali and render the occasional new translation or a word or phrase. As the often Pali doesn't specify male or female, I'll be rendering some with the female pronouns and some as gender-neutral. Translating non-specific gendered language as male-only has been done enough already through the ages, so I'll only use male pronouns if they are clearly indicated as male-only in the Pali.
For example, Dhammapada 2 reads, 'If with a pure mind one speaks or acts, happiness follows him like his shadow that never leaves him.' The word for happiness, sukha, is better translated as well-being: If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, wellbeing follows, like a shadow that never leaves one.
Please give us a 'like' and enjoy reading the words of the Buddha. :-)