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


February 2023

February 27th

Tomorrow, my new book comes out…

Suspiciously Picturesque

Seventy-one essays, print and Kindle editions, it’s my fourteenth published title and a celebration of the nineteenth anniversary of the In My Backpack (released just days ahead of the twentieth anniversary).

Amazon author page

February 18th

Movie and television fans will likely find it a bit interesting that Pinewood Studios is planning a massive expansion. Home to some of the most well-known (and legendary) productions ever made, the addition includes a significant nature reserve.

And a new essay today…

Northeastern winter magic

February 15th

Jaguar plans on being a completely electric automotive brand by 2025.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is hitting all the right notes ahead of its release. Story unveiled to date looks solid, good cast, bit of fun and creative action.

The latest look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Michel Keaton. He’s Batman. Coming soon in The Flash.

February 13th

Suspiciously Picturesque

~ ~ February 28, 2023 ~ ~

The fourteenth title is on the way!

Suspiciously Picturesque celebrates nineteen years of In My Backpack with seventy-one essays. Some drawn from the earliest days of the website, six created just for this book, and all exploring the world around us.

February 12th

More details coming tomorrow, but we’ve officially locked in February 28th as the release of Suspiciously Picturesque.

The final publishing date change came about as a result of a few things that really don’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Housekeeping issues and scheduling needs and assorted stuff that made pushing it back one week the thing to do.

Keep in touch, as things are going to begin picking up speed around here as the release nears. (Not to mention a certain website anniversary in March).


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