Who is Max Reily

by MaxReily

A bit of background on Max Reily, new to Wizzley, older, but still fairly new lensmaster on Squidoo, aspiring writer, blogger, poet, and all 'round student of life.

Maxine Davis

(Max Reily)
Maxine Davis

Max Reily

Max Who?

Max Reily (with just one "L") is the online name of Maxine Davis.  I'm a retired nurse living in Ohio.

The name was arrived at in a roundabout way, when I had to make up a user name for a site, and everything I tried was taken. Finally, I teamed up my first name (which I usually shorten to Max) and the nickname of my guy, which is "Reilly", as in Reilly, Ace of Spies. (nothing like his real name, at all). But, alas, Max Reilly was also taken. That's when I became Max Reily. The name has served me well--somehow it's never been in use anywhere I've signed up since.

So, who is this person called Max Reily....

About Me

I've lived all of my life in a small city of about 40,000 in Ohio, U.S.A., but I have done a fair amount of traveling.

I was a nurse for 35 years, before retiring. In those 35 years, I did every sort of nursing from working on a surgical floor in a hospital, to home care, to office work, nursing agency co-ordinator, and certified Alzheimer's nurse. 

Now I'm a stay at home Grandmom. I have a grown daughter and son, who have kindly provided me with three grandkids, ages 7, almost 8, and 8.

I live with my daughter and soon-to-be 8 year old grand-daughter, two dogs--one, an overgrown Black Lab, the other, a sweet, fuzzy, cocker mix. Rounding out the family are a small but spirited tail-less cat, and one of the biggest goldfish in captivity.

Lizzie and Mavis

Our Dogs
Liz and Mavis

What Does Max Reily Do?

Whatever I Want????

Now that I'm not working, you'd think I could do whatever I want, right?  Well, not exactly.

During summer vacation, I babysit for my school-age granddaughter Monday through Friday, which cuts into my writing time somewhat. Fortunately, I've always been a night-owl, so I do a lot of writing between 10 pm and the wee hours.

So far, most of my online writing is on Squidoo, where I have 33 "lenses" published and am currently working on more. I'm also on Redgage, where I have some photos, and a few blog pages, Amplify, and now Wizzley. I have a website-in-progress, and am working on a new Zazzle store.

I write about a variety of topics--main interests are English History, my hometown, places I've traveled, books, poetry. I love learning--about anything, but especially history, English literature, linguistics and poetry. I'm curious about spirituality, self awareness, and the concept of time travel, and passionate about animals and their welfare.

My Squidoo Lenses

My Lensmaster Page

Click To Visit My Lensmaster Page
A list of all of my Squidoo lenses with links to each

Updated: 07/11/2011, MaxReily
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katiem2 on 02/21/2012

My youngest daughter wants to be a nurse and we too live in Ohio. So good to meet you and love your work, or craft shall I say?

ohcaroline on 09/08/2011

Hi Max...welcome to Wizzley. I'll have to check out your Squidoo site. Best of success to you.

MaxReily on 08/05/2011

I'm amazed at the number of nurses and retired nurses who are writing online! Who would have guessed there would be such an affinity!

Guest on 07/29/2011

Nice to meet another retired nurse. It sounds like your life is just as busy as when you were working. I am sure that it's probably not as stressful at least :-) I look forward to reading more of your works both here and Squidoo.

sheilamarie on 07/25/2011

Hi Max! I think we have several things in common: grandmother, writing, poetry, Squidoo, Zazzle. I'm not a nurse, but I'm married to one.
I look forward to reading more of your articles.
See you around the web!

Guest on 07/14/2011

Hi Max, awesome to see you here -:)

Jewelsofawe on 07/14/2011

Good to see you here!

nightbear on 07/13/2011

How fun that you are also a nurse, and I am so jealous you have already retired, Good for you!! I've been going for 41 years and still have 3 years to go. Oh well. wonderful to get to know you. Thanks for the intro. Love your puppies too.

Guest on 07/13/2011

I had to look up tail-less cat just now because I've never heard of that before! Your cat would probably make a great topic for Wizzley or Squidoo if you haven't already written about it :).

JoyfulPamela on 07/13/2011

Hi! Nice to meet you! :)

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