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A monthly diary of current postings and quick train of thought entries


June 2021

June 12th

Ryan Reynolds has a few projects slated for release this summer. Free Guy is looking like a fun one.

George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass is getting the new release with additional content treatment. This one sounds pretty exciting.

It’s yours

June 9th

A month like this, where I set off hoping to average an essay a day, comes with some interesting realizations.

One that has been on my mind recently is how experimental and strange my efforts around this web site can be. I’ll head off writing about setting up a garden on one day, and some random thoughts will creep in. Often, especially during a run where I’m focusing on hitting quantity, that sets off additional essays about watering cans, the spread of cucumbers, if you appreciate squash blossoms, and the brave chipmunks that invade my garden and make a mess out of the tomatoes.

In the end, none of the essays are perfect. I know that. And when reaching for streaks of productivity, good chunks could likely be shredded and then reassembled in a way that turns eleven random thoughts and interesting efforts into two solid essays.

And that’s the point. Here at In My Backpack the idea has always been to be creative, try new things, hopefully be productive, and offer a place where you can stop in and have some fun. I admit, the productivity part hasn’t always been steady. But I’d like to think we’re doing ok on the creative, new and fun portions.

Yesterday, we hit day eight and posted the ninth essay of the month. Two more today. We’ll be back in a couple of days. Enjoy!

The breaking points of cleaning

Saving a mouse pad

June 8th

A few links, then a new addition…

New effort coming to Disney+ that will explore the history and stories behind some of the attractions in its theme parks. Look for Behind the Attraction to debut in July.

Rob Zombie has made the whispers official. He’s working on The Munsters. This project is going to be very interesting to watch.

I admit it, I’ve made fun of Apple TV+ and some of the early content. Guilty. But they are moving ahead and adding some interesting/good stuff. Case in point, a new project focusing on Charles Schulz and Peanuts.

When do you get the house to yourself?

June 7th

Just two essays for today…

I didn’t see it

Garden shears and assorted obsolescence

June 6th

Took a few days off from posting to sort and organize some things, but the productivity continued. New essay links at the end of this post.

Big message for today is the ongoing effort that involves the sale of Bob’s books… from now until the end of August, a portion from every sale will be directed to the Roswell Park and Yale cancer centers.

These facilities are doing great work. Like many worthy organizations, especially in the current environment, they need your attention and support. Check out the Special Offers are for more.

Here at In My Backpack, we understand that everyone has worthy causes they believe in for a wide variety of reasons. Some of those reasons may be extremely personal and very strong. We are incredibly grateful for your consideration of Bob’s work (and especially thankful for your purchases). However, as we consider this effort over the next several weeks, what we truly would like—if you are able to do so—it to encourage you to take a few moments to find places needing support and do what you can.

i before e

Can we get unanimous agreement on anything?

A blade of grass

June 3rd

The fifth and final season of a brilliant show with a fantastic cast… and a brilliant show you may not be watching… has arrived on Netflix. Catch up on Kim’s Convenience.

Black Widow is about a month away, and everything so far is looking fantastic.

Dandy lion heaven

June 1st

Past few months have been a bit much behind the scenes. Several things needed attention, and not many writing projects were addressed. We’re looking to change that in June.

First up, one of the monthly challenges. An essay a day average, meaning the intention is for thirty new essays to hit the web site in June.

Next, a few special efforts are in development, and we hope to be able to share them this month, but they will definitely be making appearances no later than July.

And then there’s A Parkside View, which has the June edition just about ready to go. Look for the new issue before the weekend. If you haven’t signed up for it, make sure you do (and stop missing out).

Two essays to finish this post. More on the way tomorrow.

The wave

Because there’s an answer


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