love the fall.
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
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.
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
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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Friends for Local Business
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
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!
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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where you can receive updates and details, read postings, and
learn all sorts of exciting stuff.
My Backpack --
-- In My Backpack
-- CT Designs
Friends for Local Business --
-- Local Friends for Local Business
a bit of a bonus, there are a couple of pages over at Facebook
that we'd like to nod in the direction of...
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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a great month folks... and thank you again for all of your attention
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