A wonderful time of year



Writing & Books...

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A Parkside View...




ComplemenTerry Designs...


Local Friends for Local Business...






Always love the fall.

Slight chill in the air and clear skies in the evenings. The scent of some of the first seasonal fires being lit hangs in the air. Apple crisp and gingerbread. Just beautiful and fantastic (and delicious).

We're going to ramp up the writing this month, taking on one of the legendary Backpackville essay-per-day-average challenges. Planning on adding at least thirty pieces to the site this month.

The return of interviews to The 'ville began in August with Parkside Takes Five arriving in A Parkside View. That continues with a new interview in the September edition. We are hoping to bring Backpack Takes Five and, hopefully, the return of longer interviews to the site soon.

We'll announce any and all news that we are ready to share in Now Playing. For now, we invite you to look around, tell your friends, and come back again soon.

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

All of Bob's published titles are available in print and Kindle editions. And... right now... the first ten releases are available for Kindle and the Kindle app at a price of 99-cents.

(GREAT side note... all of Bob's books are also part of the Kindle Unlimited program. And that means some of you could be reading Bob's books for free.)

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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Local Friends for Local Business

It's the effort to support small community businesses with our attention and purchases. And while it's been quiet for a few months, as things continue to attempt any type of a return to normal, our attention to neighborhood establishments is more important than ever.

Bit of a delay arrived in our hopes to organize things and start up. Current plans are for things to begin again in October, so information will be coming out soon!

Look for announcements as this endeavor gets started again. Until then, PLEASE keep in mind the tremendous businesses near your home. They continue to face incredible pressures and difficulties, as do many of our households. If you find that you can nod in their direction when ordering food to go or when considering purchases, do what you can to make that happen.

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There are other places around the web where you can follow In My Backpack, ComplemenTerry Designs, Local Friends for Local Business, and Bob's published writing (along with other assorted efforts). We have pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Amazon.com, where you can receive updates and details, read postings, and learn all sorts of exciting stuff.

Amazon.com --

Bob's author page

In My Backpack --

Facebook -- In My Backpack
Twitter -- @Bobinmybackpack
Instagram -- bobinmybackpack

ComplemenTerry Designs --

Facebook -- CT Designs
Twitter -- @CTerryDesigns

Local Friends for Local Business --

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

As a bit of a bonus, 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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Dearest companions and supporters since the beginning of the site... proud to call them family...




If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at Bob@inmybackpack.com