Changes are arriving



Writing & Books...

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A Parkside View...




ComplemenTerry Designs...


Local Friends for Local Business...






Around The 'ville, we tend to agree with the idea that the only constant is change. Maybe not because it makes sense or has some absolute truth behind it. Instead, well, chaos.

We believe in chaos.

That's where everything you expect is turned upside-sideways-backwards-down. And, because spinning widly out of control is often not enough, then you get to deal with the results.


So, welcome to October, and a bit of a transition of sorts. We've spent a few months getting things back in order around here. Even released a book. But that is hardly all that's going on...

In November, we should be ready to release January Resolutions. This effort is moving through the final edits, proofreads and re-writes in a way that may just result in the largest collection of essays Bob has released to date.

ComplemenTerry Designs is turning a temporary rest stop along the road into a more lasting decision. While still available for special projects, the workshop is no longer prepping for special events and appearances.

The only constant is change.

Because of chaos.

And around Backpackville, now that things are back and moving along, the focus is on bringing a slight bit of calm and focus to an otherwise almost overwhelming blast of nonsense.

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

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

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Local Friends for Local Business

It's the effort to support small community businesses with our attention and purchases. And while it;s been quiet for a few months, as things make some sort of attempt at returning to normal -- hopefully as the summer approaches -- our attention to neighborhood establishments will be more important than ever.

Look for announcements as this endeavor gets started again soon!

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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, where you can receive updates and details, read postings, and learn all sorts of exciting stuff. --

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...




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