Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Episode # 214 - September 25th, 2007

Hey, we're sorry.... this episode is no longer posted online. But you can see it in the second
Kyle's B&B book collection "Kyle's Bed & Breakfast: A Second Bowl of Serial".   Which
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"Kyle's Bed & Breakfast", also easily available from Amazon by clicking on the banner link below:

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Happy Fall, (or Autumn), to everyone on the Northern Hemisphere.... and Happy Spring to all of my friends from down under! The glorious changing of the foliage colors hasn't quite begun yet here in Northport, (although an occasional tree here & there is sporting some red & orange). The Fall leaves actually reach their peak color here on Long Island during Halloween week, (always makes for a colorful Halloween), and the trees stay brilliant for almost all of November. I'll be sure to keep you posted as the colors erupt in their Fall grandeur!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Annual Cow Harbor Run

The 2007 Cow Harbor 10K Run happened this past weekend in Northport; this is an annual event that happens here every September, and the runners come out in force to take on the challenging run through the hilly streets of Northport. And, once again, I dragged myself out of bed to cheer them on, (and to take some pics, posted below. As usual, click on 'em to see 'em larger).

Here's the front-runner, (he was well ahead of the rest of the runners):












Here's some of the runners who were near the front, but still had stiff competition ahead of them:











And finally, here's the guy I look for every year... (if you saw my pics from last year, he was in them, too). He always runs in some outfit that's completely out of place in a race; one year he was Indiana Jones, and for the past several years, he's been rockin' the business suit. I have no idea who he is, but he seems to remember me each year. He's awesome!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Episode # 213 - September 11th, 2007

Hey, we're sorry.... this episode is no longer posted online. But you can see it in the second
Kyle's B&B book collection "Kyle's Bed & Breakfast: A Second Bowl of Serial".   Which
is easily available at Amazon; just click on the banner link below to get there!
      
Also, if you want to see the strip from the very beginning, you can order the first book collection,
"Kyle's Bed & Breakfast", also easily available from Amazon by clicking on the banner link below:

By the way, if you're not already a fan of Kyle's B&B on Facebook, well.... you really ought to
be! It's a great way to keep up with the B&B guys between episodes, and get all sorts of fun pics
and interesting tidbits that don't make it here to the B&B website. Just click on the banner link
below, and click on "Like" when you get there. Don't be left out in the cold!




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By the way, I had mixed feelings about posting a new episode today, on this anniversary of September 11th. Would it have been wiser to wait a day, to alter the regular "every other Tuesday" publishing schedule of the comic strip?

I gave it some serious thought, and realized several things. First of all, newspapers around the world, (and that would include all the comic strips published within those publications), aren't altering their publishing schedules because of today. It seems that there is a real need for publications to continue publishing regardless, or in fact because of, the circumstances happening in the world.

Interestingly, (and completely unplanned by me), today's episode features 2 characters whose storylines & origins are intertwined with 9/11. So, perhaps it is a tribute to all of those affected by 9/11, to show these characters now thriving and moving on in their lives.

My thoughts go out to all of those affected by September 11th, 2001.... here in the New York area, and around the world. Peace to all.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

A Note About Notification!!!


Hmmm....how's that for confusing alliteration? Anyway, this is a quick message about the Kyle's B&B Notification List. At this point, there are almost 5,000 people on the list, (if you don't know what I'm talking about, this is a list that Kyle's B&B readers sign up for to be sent e-mail notifications every time a new episode of the comic strip is posted here at the website).

The problem is, over the past year or so, spam filters have become so intensive that I am getting back hundreds of "your e-mail did not go through" messages every time I send out a New Episode Notification e-mail to the list.

On top of that, I'm getting lots & lots of e-mails from readers asking me why I "dropped them" from the Notification List, as they are no longer receiving Notification e-mails. The answer? I didn't drop you! The reason why you're not getting e-mail notifications is that your e-mail provider is most likely interpreting the Kyle's B&B Notification e-mail as spam, and blocking it from ever getting through to you.

What's the solution? Ah, I'm so glad you asked! First of all, I went ahead and created a new Yahoo Group called Kyle's Notify List, for folks to join who want to be notified of new episodes. It seems that Yahoo is able to transcend a lot of the spam filters that are interfering with my own Notification e-mails. So, if you are having a problem receiving notification messages.... or, if you are new to the strip, and would like to be notified, I strongly suggest you join the Kyle's Notify List at Yahoo. The list is set up so that only the moderator, (that's me), can post messages. Therefore, you don' t have to worry about spam, unwanted e-mails from other group members, etc. There's no discussion, member comments, reader polls or anything like that. You will only be sent notification e-mails from me every 2 weeks, (along with the very occasional special message about the comic strip). And your e-mail address will be kept private from other group members, or anyone else, to see.

So, what are you waiting for? It's quick, it's easy, and it's free, (sounds like a certain B&B character...oh, let's not go there!). Just click here to join the list!
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