Been There, Noted That: Essays In Tribute To Life: Observations, Inspiration, Remembrance, & Noteworthies To Share

Been There, Noted That: Essays In Tribute To Life: Observations, Inspiration, Remembrance, & Noteworthies To Share

by Stephen Geez


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Been There, Noted That features 54 personal-experience essays by novelist Stephen Geez. Written from 1994 to 2010, all are based on true experiences, observations, and opinions. Each features original artwork or photography by contributor-members of Fresh Ink Group, including many fan favorites.

The majority of the essays and the full-color versions of their images have appeared at Some were published elsewhere—often in varying versions—including magazines, newspapers, journals, other websites, and a Chicken Soup book. Many of these essays and their art are have never been posted, appearing in this anthology for the first time. Some of the images used in earlier editions have been replaced with new ones for this 2018 re-issue and the new first-time hardcover edition. All 54 essays have been assembled in response to loyal readers asking for a collection in book form.

Some essay topics may well resonate with you more than others. Some likely will remind you of people who might appreciate your thinking of them as you pass along these sentiments. Three essays convey direct messages you could bookmark and share: appreciation for friendship, birthday wishes, and graduation congratulations. Four offer remembrance, tributes to people Geez has lost, a way to share our search for meaning as we grieve.

If you enjoy this collection, please visit the website and refer your friends and family. Look for the latest material and encores of older classics at the site. Discover Geez novels, heartfelt tales in a variety of genres, all crafted to make us think. Share your thoughts on these essays and other Geez projects via the Contact form through the site. Learn more about Fresh Ink Group’s writers, artists, photographers, experts, and more books at Authors can find information and support at and

These narratives range from cautionary tales to poignant pokes at our uniquely human foibles, but all offer chances to celebrate who we are and how much we mean to each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947867147
Publisher: The Fresh Ink Group, LLC
Publication date: 02/25/2018
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Writer, editor, publisher, TV producer, music composer, entrepreneur, agitator-Stephen Geez has long honed a keen eye for the foibles of human nature. His writing since taking undergrad and grad degrees at Michigan includes novels and short stories in various genres from literary to mystical adventure, non-fiction covering academic to how-to, commercial arts spanning corporate training to consumer advertising, and web-based content including the collections at and Easing gingerly into his second half-century, he can't hop, skip, or jump like the old days, but he never stops noticing and taking notes.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Here To Fish 3

Soaker 9

Toying Around 13

Snowball’s Chance 17

Snake Charm 21

Clown A Round 25

Something I Need 31

What We Leaf 37


By Special Arrangement 43

Full Throttle 47

Cream Of The Box 51

YourSpace 55

A Sight For Sore Eyes 59

Put A Chain On It 65


Cow In The Creek 71

Skunk Skool 75

Ways Out 81

Websters’ World 85

Sooper-Dawging 91

Scratch-Back 95

Don’t Leap Before They Look 101


Constant Moon 109

Room For Charlie 113

Fungus Among Us 117

Dandelion Flux 121

Hatter-Mad 125

Cotton Dandy 129

Too Stupid To Live 133

One Good Car 139

Culin-Artistry 143

Teachers Meme Well 149

Graffitum 153

See What Now 159


Lighthouse, Keeper 171

Birthday Wish 175

You Graduated! 181


Family Recipe 187

Crafty Lady 191

My Brother 195

Tanya’s Kite 199


Willow Fly With Me? 205

Hardly-Cap Zone 209

How Old, Indeed 215

Opposites Attach 219

The Skinny On Fat 225

Someone I Love Quit Smoking 231

Donkey-Ballin’ 237

Be The Box 241

Fully Restored 245

Lying In Wait 249

Attaboy! 253

Uphill Or Down 257

Generating 261

Game Changer 267

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