October and leaves and apple pie and...



Writing & Books...

- -


A Parkside View...




ComplemenTerry Designs...


Local Friends for Local Business...






Always love the fall.

Love the fall.

Love it.

Slight chill 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 delicious).

This month is going to be a bit of a constant work-in-progress shuffle of stuff. There will be new material. There will be announcements. Newsletter and all sorts of things in this corner and that. Trouble is, I have zero clue where things are going to get placed, when they might be ready to share, and exactly what is going to get finished.

Ever clean out a garage? And you know how it starts by basically dragging everything out into the driveway? There's a bit of organization and sorting that takes place during the initial efforts. But it isn't until the garage is empty, with things switching from cleaning it out to moving it back in that something resembling progress begins to appear.

Yeah. October is going to be a web site garage cleaning around Backpackville.

(Wish us luck.)

A few things might run late. Somehow, everything should get done. And, once wrapped it, hopefully we might be a bit more productive as a result.

(We'll settle for clean.)

We'll announce any and all news that we are ready to share in Now Playing. For now, look around, tell your friends, and come back again soon.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

99-cents... 99-cents... 99-CENTS!!!

All of Bob's published titles are available in print and Kindle editions. And... right now... the first ten releases are 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.)

Should learning more about Bob's writing be of interest to you -- and if it is, THANK YOU -- use this link...

Writing & Books

- -

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Local Friends for Local Business


For October of 2021, the drive to recognize and support the treasures in our community returns with some of the greatest food around... BBQ.

We've got cobwebs to clean and some details to sort for the project, but Local Friends is back. Let's get out into the surrounding neighborhood and look around.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

There are other places around the web where you can follow In My Backpack, ComplemenTerry Designs, Local Friends for Local Business, and Bob's published writing (along with other assorted efforts). We have pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 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
Instagram -- bobinmybackpack

ComplemenTerry Designs --

Facebook -- CT Designs
Twitter -- @CTerryDesigns

Local Friends for Local Business --

Facebook -- Local Friends for Local Business
Twitter -- @FriendsLocal

As a bit of a bonus, 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!)

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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