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Writing & Books...

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A Parkside View...




ComplemenTerry Designs...


Local Friends for Local Business...





The Second Anniversary of

A Parkside View

The project offered up its first release in July of 2016.

Designed to be a monthly newsletter, the idea was to create a way to share some new writing, bring back some older material, and every so often wander a bit around the Backpackville neighborhood. And it has become all of that (and a bit more).

As the twenty-fifth consecutive issue is distributed this month, A Parkside View will have offered more than five dozen essays on its pages. It provided the material for the 2018 book release (A Parkside View: Volumes 1 & 2). And it continues to offer news and notes from all of the corners and neighborhoods of The 'ville.

If you have signed up for the newsletter, THANK YOU. We're grateful for your support and we hope you're enjoying each issue.

If you haven't signed up yet... well... WHY NOT? The newsletter is free, and it's easy to get. Just send us an e-mail (or a message on our social media pages) and we'll work with you to get everything in place.

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99-cents... 99-cents... 99-CENTS!!!

All ten of Bob's published titles are available in paperback and Kindle editions. And... right now... every title is available for Kindle and the Kindle app at a price of 99-cents.

For more information about Bob and his published works, check out the Writing & Books area of Backpackville.

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It's the monthly newsletter... featuring at least two essays each month (with one taking a bow exclusively in A Parkside View).

If you would like to receive each edition...

* To 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 will work.)

* It is distributed by e-mail. Along with a short announcement in the body of the e-mail, a PDF file of the newsletter is attached.

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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Local Friends for Local Business

This month the Local Friends challenge is...

Cooling Things Off

The skies are a beautiful blue and the temperatures are high (and rising). The perfectly amazing time of year for getting outside. And... the perfectly amazing conditions for looking toward something refreshing to beat the heat.

For some, a stop at a favorite ice cream stand might be the ideal way to go. Others have secret swimming holes to explore. And all of us have visions involving things like frosty beverages, strawberry shortcake, and other treats.

So, how will you be enjoying the hot days in cool ways?

Local Friends invites you to get outside and enjoy.

Cooling Things Off
July 1st - 31st

Join the July 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...

Writing & Books

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There 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, where you can receive updates and details, read postings, and learn all sorts of exciting stuff. --

Bob's author page

In My Backpack --

Facebook -- In My Backpack
Twitter -- @Bobinmybackpack

ComplemenTerry Designs --

Facebook -- CT Designs
Twitter -- @CTerryDesigns

Local Friends for Local Business --

Facebook -- Local Friends for Local Business
Twitter -- @FriendsLocal

There are a couple of pages over at Facebook that we'd like to nod in the direction of...

Time Just Drifts Away -- A page at Facebook for Bob's published and professional writing efforts.

Muddy Paws and Puppy Love -- A fun page on Facebook where we celebrate Lady, Travis, Molly and Gus... along with their friends (and ours).

We 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.))

(Thank you!)

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We are tremendously grateful for your time and consideration, and appreciate your comments and feedback.

If you 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.

Have a great month folks... and thank you again for all of your attention and visits.

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My dearest companions and supporters since the beginning of the site... proud to call them family...




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