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"Would Harry Chapin be proud?"

Each year around this time, I try to dig into archives and mention this essay... one that dates back to some of the earliest material to appear on the In My Backpack web site.

Essentially, I do it as a bit of a reminder... a bit of a nudge... a bit of a reality check. We have reached a time of the year when there is a raised awareness of others, and I like to believe in the quality of man to be kind.

Take a look around, and see if there is something you can do to help. Perhaps, if you can, a donation of money... a donation of goods... a donation of your time. Smile a bit more, make eye contact with folks, and offer a greeting.

We all have the ability to make a difference, and sometimes the biggest abd best changes begin with small efforts. You may never know how much they will mean to those around you.

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The 2018 Holiday Tour

We're getting ready to bring ComplemenTerry Designs on the road for two events this year...

November 24 and 25, 2018
Christmas & Crafts at Turning Stone
Turning Stone Resort Casino
Verona, NY

December 1 and 2, 2018
New York Mills 41st Annual PTSO Holiday Craft Fair
New York Mills School
New York Mills, NY

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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.

(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.)

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...

Pumpkin Pie

The holidays.

Or more accurately, The Holidays.

A run of events begins in November that basically continues until we're slightly beyond the celebrations for the New Year.

We make plans to spend time with family and friends, while catching up with those we may not have seen for a bit. And whether you're holding an event in your home or heading out to visit others, chances are good you'll be offering up treats for your guests or arriving with a gift for your hosts.

Those places where you look for a bottle of wine... the perfect tray of festive goodies... some type of thoughtful and unique item... you get to enjoy (and support) a true treasure.

Pumpkin Pie
November 1st - 30th

Join the November Local Friends for Local Business...

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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 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

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...




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