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


July 2018

July 17th

My first book, Time Just Drifts Away, is available in paperback and Kindle editions. And…

RIGHT NOW, in an offer the ends today, you can get the Kindle edition for free.

That’s it for now. Should be back with at least two new essays in the next few days.

July 15th

Time Just Drifts Away

…for FREE!

Today, tomorrow and Tuesday—July 15th, 16th and 17th—the Kindle edition of Time Just Drifts Away can be added to your e-book library for free.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get my first book at no cost. You can learn more about the effort here on its page on In My Backpack, over at Amazon, or by looking it up in the store on your Kindle or smartphone’s Kindle app.

I would be thrilled and honored to learn you took advantage of this opportunity and grabbed a copy of the book. And… should you happen to be so inspired… I would be incredibly grateful to hear you decided to add one or two of my other titles as well.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

July 14th

Been sporadic for the past eight or so weeks. (And sure, sporadic is being a bit generous.) We’ll wrap up today with a new essay. Second this week. Maybe we can pick up some speed over the remainder of the month.

A return (so to speak) for Zombieland? Yes… as of now it is.

And here’s the new piece… “That right there is a brand new box

July 10th

Quick little entry today… trying to get back on track around here…

The new issue of A Parkside View is out!

We’re celebrating two years of the newsletter with the July issue, which marks the twenty-fifth consecutive monthly release. As part of the festivities, this month we’ve got four essays, with two of them brand new.

If you haven’t signed up to receive it… SIGN UP NOW!

Each issue is free. We include a minimum of two essays every month, with one debuting exclusively on its pages. Just send us an e-mail (or a message on our social media pages) and we’ll get everything set up.

Closing things out with a new essay. Should be back soon with more… “Recognizing reviews for what they are

July 2nd

Got a new essay to wrap things up today. Only one note to make before we get there.

Are you ready for Toy Story Land? Here are some insights into the new area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

And, here’s the new effort… “Time marches on

July 1st

I want to kick things off this month with A Parkside View, for several reasons.

First and foremost, Happy Anniversary.

The monthly newsletter kicked off in July of 2016. That makes this month’s issue the twenty-fifth consecutive release and marks the second anniversary of publication.

The idea for it was based on a few things. I wanted to explore a new way of getting my writing delivered to people. I also wanted something that would let me move around the community the In My Backpack web site has become – for example by mentioning my writing efforts, noting any upcoming appearances and events, and occasionally nodding in the direction of efforts such as Local Friends for Local Business and providing details on ComplemenTerry Designs.

Since it’s release, roughly five dozen essays have appeared on the pages of A Parkside View. Each issue contains at least one essay debuting exclusively on its pages, with other material drawn from my archives and previously released efforts. And even though the majority of the pieces included are the From the Backpack variety, more than forty-percent of the essays to date have been new material.

In March of 2018, I released A Parkside View: Volumes 1 & 2. Using all of the essays from July 2016 to December 2017 (plus some bonus material found only in the title), the book offers more than forty essays.

In June, we ran a contest based on A Parkside View, offering two signed copies of Life Won’t Pass Me By as the prize. Winners will be announced later this week. And while it’s too late to enter the contest… it’s not too late to join our group…

Sign up to receive the newsletter. It’s FREE! It’s easy. Just send along an e-mail or a message on one of our social media pages. We’ll get back to you, confirm all the details, and set things up so that you’re receiving the latest and greatest A Parkside View has to offer.

Local Friends for Local Business is Cooling Things Off this month.

For July, the challenge is to do those things that help you enjoy the heat. Ice cream… swimming pools… a trip to the local lake… and essentially all of the businesses that offer ways for you to cool down when the terrific sunshine is warming things up.

And finally for today, a new Special Offer for the month of July.

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Pick one of the following:

** A signed copy of Life Won’t Pass Me By, shipped to your door, for $12.50.

** Signed copies of Life Won’t Pass Me By and Time Just Drifts Away, with both books shipped for $22.

** Signed copies of Life Won’t Pass Me By and Thirty Days in November, with both books shipped for $22.

** Signed copies of Life Won’t Pass Me By and Conversations, with both books shipped for $22.

Please note, the costs may change for addresses requiring extra postage

This is a terrific opportunity to get one or two of my books, delivered to you, at a great price. These offers are ONLY available for order here at the In My Backpack web site.

Thanks for looking around. More coming tomorrow.


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