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About Jack Ellison
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Jack Ellison is a retired graphic designer whose interests and hobbies have varied greatly over the years.

At different times in his life...
• he has designed and marketed board games
• played banjo in a successful folk group
• drawn approximately 1,200 portraits of famous people including 5 U.S. Presidents and had them autographed through the mail
• has played chess worldwide over the internet (usually 30 to 40 games simultaneously)
• is currently the layout artist and publisher of a quarterly 40-page community magazine
• now an enthusiastic and aspiring poet


A request...

Blog Posted:10/10/2012 10:06:00 AM
Love all the changes that have recently been made to the Soup! Kudos!
However, may I make one suggestion.
After viewing "My Poems" page, most of the time I would like to go directly to "My Comments InBox" but it takes me to "My Soup Mail" page first.
I would appreciate it if these two were reversed therefore eliminating the extra click.
Many thanks, people, for a great site!
Cheers, Jack

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Date: 2/11/2016 9:23:00 PM
Designed and marketed board games? You are quite the diverse character, my friend. Course it's to be expected with your bubbly personality. I've once made a board game ... though I've never attempted trying to sell it!
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Jack Ellison
Date: 2/12/2016 7:21:00 AM
Ya... that was in the days of board games! Today, hmmm, forget it!
Date: 10/17/2012 5:08:00 AM
Jack, I am unable to respond to your soupmail-Error message comes up and my reply not able to reach you . I will delete and can you send me another soup mail? Sue
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Date: 10/15/2012 2:51:00 PM
Jack, You and me both Graphic designers? Can't believe it-or I guess I can!
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Jack Ellison
Date: 10/16/2012 8:51:00 PM
Sadly I had to retire when the last studio I worked with was bought out and I was out. I was 75 so I guess it was time! Tell me your story... hugs, and much love, Jack
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Jack Ellison
Date: 10/16/2012 8:51:00 PM
Okay this is getting spookier by the minute! Ended up as a freelancer for about 30 years under the name Ellison Graphics Inc. Most of those years, I worked with a couple of different design houses on a retainer type basis... the best of both worlds! (cont'd)
Date: 10/10/2012 3:08:00 PM
Oh boy hmmm LOL we'll see aye? XXOO
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Date: 10/10/2012 2:21:00 PM
I feel the same. Anyway, if you read my blog I did last week on this topic, you can find an easier way to get quickly back to your comments by using your right click on the mouse.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/10/2012 11:28:00 PM
dang, that 's too bad!!
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Jack Ellison
Date: 10/10/2012 2:26:00 PM
I'm a Mac user and us guys don't have a "right click" button on the Apple mouse. Maybe there's another way... I'll keep searching! Thanks Andrea!
Date: 10/10/2012 1:23:00 PM
PS. to get messages to Team Poetry go to the Contact US at the bottom of the page. They don't always read the blogs... they told me.
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Date: 10/10/2012 2:18:00 PM
Wanted to see what kind of reaction from other members before sending it to Team Poetry. Thanks dear friend... Jack
Date: 10/10/2012 1:20:00 PM
Hey! Jack! You got a membership with Blog ability and every thing... So Cool! Your bio is very interesting... so many don't have any. Mine would be boring. A tremendous picture of you by the way! What! No birthdate? Shame on you. I hope to be able to read more of your blogs. Will you be putting on contests, too? your friend. Carol
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Jack Ellison
Date: 10/10/2012 2:16:00 PM
Not thinking of putting on any contests... maybe some time down the road! I enjoy our little chit chat so much... hugs, Jack
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Date: 10/10/2012 2:16:00 PM
I'm a very young 77! LOL And you? or is it not nice to ask a lady her age? You can always lie! I'm the publishers of our quarterly newsletter and one of the features is to interview a neighbour and ask them to tell their life story. Their immediate reaction is the same as yours... my life is not very interesting! Everyone's life is interesting! (to be continued)
Date: 10/10/2012 12:45:00 PM
Why when I want to make comment on New poems by New poets can I not get back with out clicking the formentioned tab.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/10/2012 2:20:00 PM
Michael, you should scroll down to my last blog. It's all explained how you can do it without clicking so much.
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Jack Ellison
Date: 10/10/2012 12:51:00 PM
Yes, something else... going back sometimes doesn't take you back to the previous page!
Date: 10/10/2012 12:10:00 PM
I check my mailo (hopefully) every day. I do nor care where the tab is, as I use both.
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Jack Ellison
Date: 10/10/2012 12:41:00 PM
Just means an extra click for me. Very seldom use Soup mail
Date: 10/10/2012 11:55:00 AM
Jack, I agree with you, all this clicking makes me not want to click any more.. Anyways~ no one understands, all they know how to do is follow.. xox~pd
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Date: 10/10/2012 12:44:00 PM
There's enough clicking... don't need extra! Hugs, Jack
Date: 10/10/2012 11:21:00 AM
I agree with you I rarely check my mail. We premium members should get a little more consideration on this.
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Jack Ellison
Date: 10/10/2012 12:49:00 PM
Oops the last was meant for Suzette! Sorry!
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Jack Ellison
Date: 10/10/2012 12:46:00 PM
If they were reversed, I don't think the newbies would miss the mail. Hugs and happy thoughts, Jack
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Jack Ellison
Date: 10/10/2012 11:35:00 AM
Thems are my sentiments even though I've only been a Souper for a couple of months! Cheers
Date: 10/10/2012 10:13:00 AM
Hallo, Jack. It took me a while to get used to it as well. However, I am in agreement with soup. Not many new comers know to check their soup mail regularly. This way, one will see the inbox for the soup mail first. Love, Su
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Date: 10/10/2012 12:48:00 PM
If they were reversed, I don't think the newbies would miss the mail. Hugs and happy thoughts, Jack

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