Those crazy days of summer




Writing & Books...

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A Parkside View...




ComplemenTerry Designs...


Local Friends for Local Business...





The Seventh Annual

National Buy Bob's Book Day

It all began in August of 2012 with the first event. And now, on August 26, 2018, we're going to be celebrating again.

For more details on what is heading you're way with this year's celebrations, take a spin around Backpackville...


* Now Playing * Entries in the monthly journal will include information about the event and what's coming up


* Writing & Books * Head to the writing area to learn more about Bob's pblished efforts


* Special Offers * There will be promotional deals available as part of the event


And that's just the start. Keep coming back, looking around, and checking things out for more.

THANK YOU for the support!

Tell your friends * Tell your family * Visit again

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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...

My Hometown

Think about the places that feel like home to you.

Where you were born...

Where you were raised...

Where you've lived at any point...

Exactly where you find yourself today...

Wherever that place is, there were (and are) treasures around you.

If you thought about a place where you lived during your life, and plans were being made to head there for a few days, answer this question: What fill-in-the-blank is there and only there that I must get to during my visit? (With fill-in-the-blank meaning restaurants, stores, attractions, and on and on.)

During August, consider your hometown. Are there businesses youíve seen and always wanted to visit, but never have? Are there businesses you really enjoy, but havenít been to in some time? Have you ever looked around to see if thereís a business offering something you need, but you didnít even know the business was there?

Think of those amazing community locations and stop in.

My Hometown
August 1st - 31st

Join the August 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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