TedBook is dedicated to the musings and pseudo-literary efforts of Ted Strutz and his ‘friends’ who care to comment.   The Book is kept in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in the Great Pacific Northwest and is open 24/7 for any who care to turn a page.

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  1. Photos will be added soon…
    Any comments will be appreciated…

    1. Pictures are always nice, if they depict the Northwestern mountains and trees; we have a shortage of such views here on the Sun Coast of Florida.

      Thanks for visiting my blog: http://oldmackstales.wordpress.com/ The more the merrier.
      Happy New Year and luck with the writing.

    2. Popped in to see you after Rochelle chose one of your photos for the Friday Fictioneers prompt this past week. I like what I see, and I’m sure I’ll be back to visit.

      All my best,

      1. Hey, thanks, MG! I recognize your avatar. I’ll check in and read your story.

  2. Hey Ted….glad you brought this back. I’m not sure if I’m on the right page or not since Aggie said she posted something already. Let me know if I’m in the correct place. 🙂

  3. Not Secret At All Cyn… good to see you… need some Florida wit to counteract the Midwest You Know What I Mean…

    1. Hey, hey Mr. Smartie, I hope you have a good one Tedster

  4. Thanks Ted. You’re always a sweetie. :mrgreen:

    1. Howdy Miss Cyn, I hope things are going well for you

  5. I’m so looking forward to following this, Ted! You’ve got quite a way with words!

    1. Thank you… you know you were a bit of an influence to try writing. Maybe I’ll write one about the funniest photographer I know… maybe she will lend me a photo or two…
      Maybe ET would like to read these?

  6. hey, hey, hey, MR. SARCASM, have a good trip Ted, be back soon will miss you. :mrgreen:

  7. Ted, thanks for the “like”at my blog…i shall motor around your site…keep baking those cookies. continue…

  8. Hey Tedster, How ya doing, I hope all is well my dear ♥

  9. Hello Ted, I appreciate so much for your visit in my blog… Here is our new image for the Art Game : http://allaboutlemon.com/art-game/
    If you have some questions on how to add your image, just ask and I will be happy to show you how 🙂
    And if you want to add your Haiku poem with my art game, here click this: http://allaboutlemon.com/for-the-love-of-haiku/… if you want to add your thoughts…
    Thank you so much Ted and see you around 🙂

  10. Thanks for the follow! Oh and hey, you might want to cut back on the caffeine, judging by the photo… All the best,
    Freddy Flow

    1. Hmmm… this may be the case of the ‘pot calling the kettle black’..

      1. Black at’cha! But yes, you are right–although my intoxicant of choice shall remain nameless…

  11. Mr. Randy Sasaki | Reply

    My parent’s wedding reception was held upstairs at Wakanoura Chop Suey restaurant. My dad’s best man was neighbor Eugene Okada, owner of Yoruzo Gifts down the street. http://www.flickr.com/photos/happyshooter/967662298/

    Jan’s cousin, Randy
    CK McClatchy, class of ’75, head cheerleader was Tina Francisconi

    1. I know Yaruzo Gifts. This may be the sign I was thinking or.

  12. Hi Ted!
    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Inspiring Blogger Award to you! If you so choose to accept please swing by my blog to pick it up! cheers!

    1. Thanks so much. I really appreciate your kind words.

  13. […] #2~  Tedbook  ~ Just his picture alone tells you so much. A writer guy drinking a cuppa joe while taking his picture on his laptop. I am 100% a visual person and this tiny thumbnail made me feel like he was someone I had already met before I “met” him here in Cyberland . Plus the fact he lives in Friday Harbour in the San Juan Islands where my parents sailed us over to every summer for like my whole life, makes it a weirdly comfortable meeting of sorts. I like it.  I like him.I like his blog immensely, I like how he writes. Check him out, you will too! link~ https://tedstrutz.com/about/ […]

  14. Belated Happy Birthday Ted.
    Hope you had a good day and I wish you a wonderful year ahead.
    God Bless! 🙂

    1. Thank you, P! Hope your trip was fun.

      1. Oh yes it was a nice vacation. But the bad thing about a good vacation is that it’s very short no matter how long. Now I wonder sometimes was it I who was there happily posing for pictures and clicking landscapes? Or a figment of my imagination?
        That’s a long answer for your non question!
        Hope you had a good birthday! 🙂

      2. I did, glad you had a good trip… refreshed and ready to write… you must show your photos.

  15. So what did you get from the GF Ted, besides, you know what?

  16. Hello to Friday Harbor I spent summers there when I was a child. Beautiful place.

  17. Not an Award but a compliment. I enjoyed your blog during the year of 2012. Please follow the link to accept the honor. http://wp.me/p28tjX-A3

  18. As the #1 commenter on my blog, I’ve just nominated you for a Liebster Award. Thanks for following Angelique! (If you don’t participate in these things, my sincere apologies!) 🙂 http://waitingforaname.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/the-liebster-award/

    1. Hey, Lisa, I just saw this… thanks.

  19. From one Ted to another, this is a great blog you have here! Thanks for stopping by mine!

    1. Hey, thanks Ted. I really liked your story.

  20. Ugh. Apologies for not following your blog sooner, but I’m on board now! 🙂

    1. I thought I’d have to send Angelique after you…

      1. As long as she isn’t carrying an ax…

  21. Hey Ted. I am going to host a multi-blogger exercise to create a collaborative fiction story starting May 1st. I hope to have twelve writers (eleven plus myself). Would you be interested? You would only be asked to contribute 750 words on your assigned time period (three days to complete).

    1. Yes! Thanks for asking me, Joe. It is an honor to be considered.

  22. Hi Ted. I am contacting some of Susie’s followers because I am trying to organize a group event this friday (the day she has surgery). I am asking that you post on your blog on Friday morning a post with the title, “Susie Strong”. The content of the post can just say, “Thinking about you”. This to show our collective support for all she is going through. This blogging world is like a family and I thought it would be great for her to see our posts on her behalf. Would you like to participate? Thanks!

    1. Thank you, chick… I was trying to think of somehow to throw Susie a party… You have done it. Of course I’ll participate. She puts on a tough front… but it has to be devastating to her psyche, and of course fear of the unknown. There are going to be a lot of Prayers swirling their way to Colorado this Friday.

      1. Great, Ted! Thanks 🙂

  23. Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations! Please check out this post for details: http://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  24. Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon | Reply

    Well hello!
    First I’ll wish you a Happy New Year! I’m really enjoying reading posts and exploring your wonderful blog. I used to BE a Pacific Northwest Gal, but in Sept we had to relocate to start “Life” over for my hubby’s job. We are in Sunny Arizona right now via So. Oregon.
    We hope by this summer after his Meat Cutter School.
    Wish I can say I have been blogging as long as you, but only for about a year and 1/2…..
    I just moved my Writer/Author blog to WP, but my Recovery Blog has been here on WP about a year. It is where I “continue” the rest of my on-line recovery journey in my 7 years of recovery, and my published book out this past May 2013. I’m a New Fan of yours, and I’ll be back often! Not “Stalker” often though!…..LOL!

    Hugs & Blessings,
    Author Catherine Lyon 🙂

    1. Hello Catherine… I just saw this note. Thanks so much. How is meat cutting school going? Hope you get back this way soon. Cheers!

      1. Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon

        Well hubby finally got in, so with working PT & going to school, we hope to be back in Oregon by late fall God Willing! It is starting to get HOT here in AZ already!!! LOL.. 98 by Thursday! I’ll be writing Poolside!…LOL

        Have a great week,
        *Catherine* 🙂

  25. While I could explain Elfje – Libby does a good job here:


    1. Thank you, Jules. Now I know, and I like Elfje. Libby’s blog is unique, and she explained this simple yet complicated form of poetry.

  26. I got married in Friday Harbor. Well, the first time, anyway. It (Friday Harbor) was awesome. (The marriage? Not so much.)

    1. Wow… no kidding? I’ve lived here almost 20 years… maybe I saw you get off the ferry. You must bring the good one and come back for a visit.

      1. Well, I got married in September of 1996, so you may very well have seen me or one of our entourage on the island. We got married in one bed and breakfast (Kirk House) and stayed at another (possibly Wildwood Manor).

        I’d love the bring the good one up there. I also want to bring him to the Oregon coast (I lived in Eugene for a couple of years).

  27. Ted, Susie sent me and I’m glad she did. Enjoyed the guest post, Very moving. I see also you are a Friday Fictioneers fan. I have wanted to get involved, but am having trouble finding the time. Thanks for the visit to my place as well.

  28. […] am trying to write again… Thanks Ted for looking out for […]

  29. Pleased to have discovered you here. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.

  30. I am glad you liked my poem “Stranded in (Sus)sex” and I hope you can find the time to read more 🙂

  31. Howdy! (Waving from the Skagit Valley). Saw you over at Rochelle’s blog and thought I’d check out a neighbor. My writing is more like a personal journal, but as with most writers, it’s something that has always called to me. If you ever ride the F/V Yakima over to the mainland, there’s a chance my hubby’s down in the engine room keeping the motors humming and lights burning. One of these days, I should give Friday Fictioneers a go. I’m a regular reader of Dawn Quyle Landau, so I always catch her entries. Cheers.

    1. You definitely have to give FF a shot, Mother. I could not begin to count the number of trips I’ve taken on the good old Yakima. I’ll check out your blog, nice to meet a neighbor.

  32. […] week’s photo prompt for Friday Fictioneers, courtesy of Ted Strutz, brought to mind one of my poems (a secret favourite of mine) that I published on my blog a couple […]

  33. Dear Ted- After all these years, I would like to say I’m sorry for the terrible neighbors we were. I am sorry and ashamed of my parents. I always admired your parents, and, please tell Marja I am also sorry. I love your Tedbook, and wish the best for you and your family. Sincerely, Jane Denny

  34. Thanks for stopping by to visit. Led me here to explore your site.

  35. glad to connect via blogosphere

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