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BooksDavid M. Frye has published his first collection of poetry, Contact Sheet. The poems appearing in this volume reflect his posture as a poet and photographer, a Pennsylvania native who lives in Nebraska, and a lifelong traveler of the pathways between the analytical and creative realms. More →
Beautiful photographs capture and frame a moment. They use color and shading, shape and form to turn the ordinary elements of our world into images to enjoy and to treasure. More →
Strong Web sites touch their users. They employ pictures and words, connections and design to enable artists, small businesses and non-profit organizations to reach their constituents. More →
Focused business communications speak with purpose. They select the fitting words, strike the right tone, and say what’s necessary to link needs and solutions. More →
A Novel Idea Bookstore, Lincoln, will host a book signing on Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CDT. David Frye will sign copies of Contact Sheet. He will donate his proceeds to purchase textbooks for schoolchildren in Tanzania, who often share textbooks, due to the scarcity of books.
New Web Sites
WideSky.biz provided planning, design, and deployment services for several non-profit organizations launching new Web sites.
- Emmaus Road Discipleship School: More →
- Nebraska Benedictine Oblates: More →
- Lincoln Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: More →
- Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music: More →
All four sites employ Wordpress installations with site customization by WideSky.biz.
David Frye, owner of WideSky.biz, is developing Web sites for three commercial clients as well:
- Bliss Massage Therapy
- Southside Touchless Car Wash
- Spiritual Autobiographies.
Postal History Writing Appears in Periodicals
David Frye’s review of Conrad Kolmbach’s work, Secession and the U.S. Mail: The Postal Service, the South, and Sectional Controversy, appeared in the June 2014 issue of Postal History Journal, the publication of the Postal History Society.
As the Publicity Chairman for the Postal History Society, David Frye received the invitation to write a feature article for Scribblings, the periodical of the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library. His piece, “Postal History Society Explores Mail’s Cultural and Philatelic Stories,” appeared in the publication’s May–June 2014 issue.
Retooled as an article, David Frye’s research on the history of the U.S. Post Office Department’s 1961 Fort Sumter Issue appeared as “The Fort Sumter Issue of 1961: A Commemorative in Conflict” in the June 2013 issue of Postal History Journal.
David Frye Made Postal History Presentation
When the American Philatelic Society welcomed the Seventh Annual Postal History Symposium to APS’s Match Factory Place in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2–4, 2012, David Frye represented the Postal History Society and made a presentation, “The Fort Sumter Issue of 1961: A Commemorative in Conflict” This presentation focused on the controversies surrounding the centennial of the beginning of the Civil War and their influence upon the debut of the Kennedy Administration’s first commemorative series of postage stamps.
Devotions Appear in The Word in Season
Sequence of devotions tying biblical passages to the challenges and blessings of daily living appeared in recent issues of The Word in Season, a periodical published by Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis, Minnesota. David’s reflections covered several stretches:
- September 4–17, 2008
- December 17–31, 2009
- December 16–31, 2010
- December 17–30, 2011
- December 13–31, 2012
- October 1–16, 2013
- September 4–17, 2014
- May 21–June 3, 2015
Individual copies and subscriptions are available on the publisher’s Web site. More →
Poem Appears in Journal
One of David Frye’s poems—“Hard from the South”—was published in the Spring 2012 issue of Seminary Ridge Review, the journal of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.
It begins with these lines:
The wind blew
hard from the south
rare and hard and long
blew against the windows
whipping leafless trees
into frantic oscillations ….
“Traces of Transitions” Appears in Postal History Journal
The October 2011 issue of the Postal History Journal of the Postal History Society contains David Frye’s review of the stamps issued by the United States Post Office Department in 1961. The study, “Traces of Transitions: 1961 Postage Stamps,” gathers and analyzes data for the various issues to “… make sense of how a selected set of stamps both reflects the utilitarian needs for documentation and simultaneously embodies the work of a postal authority—acting on behalf of a country—to express that country’s image.”
Tai Chi Fitness Launches Web Site
Tai Chi Fitness recently announced its new Web site in the Business Achievements section of the Lincoln Journal–Star.