month was incredibly busy here, there, and everywhere around The
announced a new book release! A Parkside View: Volumes 1 &
2 will be out on March 6, 2018. For now... the cover sample...
will be more to share on the book as the month moves along.
brought forty-two essays to the web site in January. They featured
additions to several areas of Backpackville, and included both
new and older material. To catch up on the full run from the month,
meander over to the January
2018 Now Playing page in The Attic.
have been some whispers starting for the 2018 appearances, both
for Bob with his writing and ComplemenTerry Designs. We are slowly
lifting the curtain on dates, and hope to have some confirmation
and specific details to share soon.
we began a march toward the Fifteenth Anniversary of In My
Backpack... which will be celebrated in March.
it's cold. Negative degrees... snow and more swirling around.
Here in The 'ville... the excitement continues moving right along.
Keep checking back for more.
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nine of Bob's published titles are available in print and Kindle
editions. And... right now... ALL NINE
of his books are available for Kindle and the Kindle app at a
price of 99-cents each.
more information about Bob and his published works, check out
& Books area of Backpackville.
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the monthly newsletter... featuring at least two essays each month
(with one taking a bow exclusively in A Parkside View).
you would like to receive each edition...
sign up, send an e-mail asking to be added to the distribution
list. (Or, if using one of our pages on social media, a message
is distributed by e-mail. Along with a short announcement
in the body of the e-mail, a PDF file of the newsletter is
We have some exciting
plans for A
Parkside View, and hope you'll be a part of this
project by receiving it each month, and by sending along your
feedback and suggestions for it.
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Friends for Local Business
the Local Friends challenge is...
your hometown what you will... a neighborhood... a community...
a city... and more. For all of us, awarding the title of home
comes with a sense of belonging and comfort.
are familiar with our surroundings. We know where to go for items
like a cup of coffee… a great meal… medicine, clothing, home repair…
the list goes on and on.
some cases, we know where to go for speed and convenience... in
other cases, we know where to go for price, service, selection...
and every so often, we know where to go for a little bit of everything.
we know the owners. They live next door, or we see them around
town. We see people we know when we stop in.
are the places we would never find if we lived someplace else,
and yet for almost all of them we would need to find an equivalent
in our new neighborhood if we moved.
great part of these places, beyond the people, is that we know
what we expect to find when we visit. They make food we find tasty
and crave… they carry the brands or options we are looking for…
they offer an environment we feel comfortable in. As the title
of the challenge suggests… they are, for us, reliable.
February 1st - 28th
the February Local
Friends for Local Business...
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Should learning more
about Bob's writing be of interest to you -- and if it is, THANK
YOU -- use this link...
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are other places where you can follow In My Backpack,
ComplemenTerry Designs, Local Friends for Local Business, and
Bob's published writing (and other assorted efforts). We have
pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.com, where you can receive
updates and details, read postings, and learn all sorts of exciting
My Backpack --
-- In My Backpack
-- CT Designs
Friends for Local Business --
-- Local Friends for Local Business
There are a couple of
pages over at Facebook that we'd like to nod in the direction
Just Drifts Away -- A page at Facebook
for Bob's published and professional writing efforts.
Paws and Puppy Love -- A fun page on
Facebook where we celebrate Lady, Travis, Molly and Gus... along
with their friends (and ours).
would be incredibly grateful if you took a few minutes to check
out some of these pages. (And if you have a Facebook and/or Twitter
account, our on-going appreciation and ever-lasting gratitude
goes along with every "Like"
or "Follow" you add. (So
you'll have that going for you.))
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tremendously grateful for your time and consideration, and appreciate
your comments and feedback.
can, please send along an e-mail and let us know what you think
of things around here. A lot of work goes into the material that
gets posted on this web site and the process of tidying up content,
and if you spot something that you particularly like... or something
you believe we might be able to do a bit better... that information
is always welcomed by us.
great month folks... and thank you again for all of your attention
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companions and supporters since the beginning of the site... proud
to call them family...