to the New Year! I hope things with you are going amazingly, incredibly,
breathtakingly well, and that you and those you care about have
a jawdroppingly brilliant year.
here, things are going to get very busy, very
quickly. A special announcement is on the way... which will hit
the pages of the January edition of A
Parkside View first, then head over here aroiund
the middle of the month. In March, the In My Backpack
web site will reach its Fifteenth Anniversary. And... throughout
the month of January...
have A LOT of material to share. The target is 40 essays by the
end of the month. It will be a combination of new work and From
the Backpack efforts, with the attempt being to bring something
to the site each day.
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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.
that's not all going on with his books. Bob has also announced...
Life Won't Pass Me By Package
an amazing offer... two books can be selected from five options...
you get paperback copies of the books (signed, and can be personalized)
AND a limited-edition collectible (a photo of the cover image
from Life Won't Pass Me By, signed by both Bob and artist
Jay Gillen) FOR JUST $25. Plus, several places in the United States
may be eligible for free shipping on the deal.
specific to this
special offer can be found here.
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).
will be a special announcement made in January of 2018... with
the announcement hitting the pages of A Parkside View
before it gets made anywhere else.
you would like to receive each edition...
sign up, send an e-mail asking to be added to the distribution
list. (Or, if using our pages on social media, a message will
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...
years completed... the seventh beginning here in January of 2018...
that's seventy-two months of challenges, with more on the way.
month, Local Friends is getting back to the very basics of the
effort. Simple, clean, and fun...
a new place in your neighborhood (or in whatever neighborhood
you may find yourself during the month).
fancy. Just look around... while taking a walk or sitting at a
stop light... find a place you have never visited before that
looks interesting... step inside.
are quite likely restaurants you've been meaning to try... shops
you have been thinking about visiting.
month, the challenge is to explore your community and find something
January 1st - 31st
the January 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...