is THE LAST DAY to enter our special contest.
offer is based on A
Parkside View, Bob’s monthly newsletter.
It features his writing, along with content that makes assorted
visits around The ‘ville. In addition to at least two essays in
each issue, there are occasional trips into the Backpackville
neighborhoods of ComplemenTerry
Friends for Local Business and more.
contest involves one of two things: (1) Signing up for the newsletter.
(It’s free… distributed by e-mail… and earns one entry into the
drawing.) (2) Helping spread the news by sharing and retweeting
the posts about the contest on our social media pages. (One bonus
entry per day… one entry for each share.)
will be selected and announced as the July edition of A Parkside
View is released. The July 2018 issue is celebrating the
second anniversary of the effort… the twenty-fifth consecutive
release. Two winners will receive a signed copy of Bob’s book,
Won’t Pass Me By.
more details, head over to the Special
Offers page of the site.
as always… THANK YOU for your time and support.
can only hope
Wellington Paranormal makes it to the United States.
(Of course… yes… it will eventually make it to the United States.
Someone will add it to their services or channels. The question
is more of when rather than if. That said, if you haven’t, check
out What We Do in the Shadows. Great movie.)
July on the way…
few assorted things today…
started a new page in the Writing
& Books area. In the future, at least
for now, it will only be available by using a link on the home
page of that section. On it, you’ll find a variety of reviews
about my books.
the years, I’ve been proud to become associated with several writers
as colleagues and friends. In recent weeks, many have been expressing
thoughts about disappearing reviews from some web sites that offer
their books for sale. Since most mentioned that they vanished
without warning, I wanted to not only signify my appreciation
for the reviews… I wanted to make sure they didn’t disappear forever
without some record of them.
of Bob’s Books.
up, the special contest involving A
June 30th, we’re running a contest. If you sign up to receive
the monthly newsletter, you’ll receive an entry into a drawing.
Each day of the event, we’re posting details on our social media
pages. If you share or retweet any of these posts, you can earn
bonus entries into the drawing.
early July, timed to the release of the second anniversary edition
of A Parkside View, two winners will be selected. Both
will receive a signed copy of Life
Won’t Pass Me By.
right along, the June event of Local
Friends for Local Business continues.
Terry and I had the chance to stop at Pasta’s
Daily Bread. This is a tremendous little bakery
associated with the brilliant Syracuse restaurant, Pastabilities.
We grabbed some food and headed off for a bit of an unplanned
picnic… a true summer treasure kind of event.
June challenge is The
Sun Will Come Out. Idea is finding places
that help you get ready to enjoy the gorgeous days of the summer
season. Today, it was a picnic. You have until the end of June
to find the places near you and be a part of the June Local Friends.
years ago, I began a new project.
monthly newsletter, A
Parkside View was designed to celebrate
pretty much everything In My Backpack. It included essays,
announcements about books and events, details and information
Designs and Local
Friends for Local Business, and—every so often—a
bit more. It was a trip around the community… a walk around the
neighborhood… a little bit from Backpackville.
that first edition in July of 2016, about five dozen essays have
appeared in two dozen issues. That includes at least one new essay
each month, available for the first time exclusively on its pages.
now… until June 30th… we’re running a SPECIAL
CONTEST involving the newsletter…
you signed up for A Parkside View? (If yes – THANK YOU!
If no – WHY THE HECK NOT? It’s free and contains some pretty great
material. Ok… ok… back to the contest…)
you haven’t signed up for it, send us a message or an e-mail by
June 30th to sign up. For that, you’ll get an entry into a special
we’re putting up posts on our Facebook and Twitter social media
pages. Share these posts each day… retweet them… and you can earn
one bonus entry every day for sharing the announcements.
early July, timed to the second anniversary release of A Parkside
View, we’ll draw two winners from the entries. Each winner
will receive a signed copy of Life
Won’t Pass Me By.
a few more details, head over to the Special
Offers page of the web site. Then, make sure
you sign up for A Parkside View (and retweet – share – retweet
– share – retweet – share).
close things up with a new essay. Enjoy!
why you care about politics”
has been a wildly inconsistent—and very productive—month for me.
Going to finish up today’s entry with two new essays.
my to-do list has been moving me all over the place. I am getting
writing done… I have been busy with yardwork and more… and progress
is being made on a ton of projects.
trick swirling around in the middle of all of it is that no one
single project has been able to take over and show tremendous
results on its own. (And, it appears that this will continue for
another week or two.)
example… I have four books meandering from potential and note
sketching into production. I know I won’t be able to finish them
all this calendar year, but I have moved them into the plans I’m
outlining for my schedule over the next 6-15 months. It is very
possible I will have something to share on at least one of them
soon. And yet, nothing really to show for this right now.
the garden. I’m not out there harvesting peppers, eggplants and
squash blossoms. Not yet. Still, putting in the time. (Every day.)
the end, it means I haven’t been able to post around here every
day. Sorry about that. But there is work steadily moving along,
and it should mean more results are on the way in the not too
distant (but still a bit distant) future.
got a contest running this month, and you can learn more about
it in the Special
it involves the monthly newsletter, A
Parkside View. And, it runs until June
you haven’t signed up to join in on the fun, DO
IT! It’s easy to sign up. (Send
us an e-mail or a message on social media.) It’s free. (Yup. Free.
No charge.) And it’s great stuff. (At least two essays each month,
with one of them debuting exclusively on its pages.)
up to receive A Parkside View earns you one entry into
day of the promotion, we’ll be posting announcements on Facebook
and Twitter, primarily using our social media pages on those sites.
(You can learn more about us on Facebook at Time Just
Drifts Away and In My Backpack, and,
on Twitter at @bobinmybackpack.) If you share or retweet those
contest posts, you can earn one bonus entry per day.
entries will be part of a random drawing. We’re giving away two
signed copies of Life
Won’t Pass Me By.
more about the contest… and sign up for A Parkside View.
not crying. YOU’RE crying. (And Disney
is at it again with the new Dumbo
the new stuff…
chaos (or business as usual)”
have a new essay by the weekend. Add that to the ones from earlier
this week and one today… not a bad start to the month after all.
Depends on that wonderful combination of weather (outside projects
to get done), e-mails (expecting a few responses to assorted items
and may need to address a few of them), and other stuff around
and The Wasp… July is closing in.
Rogers appreciated Frank Zappa and Bob Marley,
but those stories didn’t make it to the documentary? Won’t
You Be My Neighbor continues to sound better and better.
of lots to paid parking? Likely too early
to say, but not a great sign for the future.
another new effort… “Do
you hear what I hear?”
you this weekend!
new essays today…
them… call them… write a darn letter”
moment to consider”
feel like this month is going to start off with a speed bump of
general stuff around the house still have me distracted at times.
The first week of the month is going to be nutty if for no other
reason than lawn and garden work.
then. I’ve got several essays near completion… with a couple to
be posted here on the web site by Sunday, and another ready for
the new issue of A
Parkside View. Just don’t know if any
of them will be ready by the time I post this today.
along to the assorted odds and ends in Backpackville, we have
Friends for Local Business… which this month
is offering up the challenge of The
Sun Will Come Out.
the fresh air and great outdoors during the summer season, and
for June Local Friends is asking you to consider the things you
do to prepare for enjoying it.
you’re planning on hosting some events and looking to get the
grill ready for action.
might like to travel, and some of your outdoor gear like kayaks
and backpacks need to be readied.
you enjoy getting exercise? Some new sporting equipment could
be a consideration.
beach chairs to fire pits, there are all sorts of things that
say summer fun to people, and this month Local Friends is asking
you to look around your community and support the places that
are helping you to enjoy the season.
A Parkside View a few moments ago, and the June edition
is just about ready. The issue should begin making its rounds
by Monday or Tuesday. If you haven’t already, SIGN UP to receive