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Introduction for Jlbowden

My names is James Bowden and I live in Long Island, New York. Here I am employed as a medical consultant with a large company that specializes in pain management. I love to write - a main reason why I have signed up for Persona.

A few other hobbies and interests that I also enjoy are Astronomy, bird watching/nature and also love to throw a bowling ball or two at the local lanes. When the weather is warm - not too hot. You'll find me out in the garden, getting dirty and working up a good sweat!

Love to read a variety books of different genre as well when time allows. I prefer to drink plain bottled water, or seltzer over a lot of other beverages. Mainly because it's a natural choice and free of artificial sugars.

However I am always open to enjoying a good glass of champagne, or wine too in addition, with a good friend or acquaintance. My favorite food, would have to be seafood. Preferably Codfish, and monkfish. And also I am a sucker for fresh bay scallops, as well as mussels in linguine with white clam sauce.

Image Credit » Photo courtesy of author (James Bowden) - AKA, Jlbowden

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Glenn wrote on November 24, 2014, 10:37 AM

Hi Jim, I'm glad you signed up via my suggestion and my referral. Did you know about the referral contest? See the link on the home page. You are a great writer of interesting and educational subjects on HubPages and I look forward to reading what you write here on PersonaPaper.

Jlbowden wrote on November 24, 2014, 10:49 AM


Yes I am very happy to be part of a great new platform of bloggers, writer's and just a bunch of great people looking to share interesting as well as inspiring stories and posts with one another. Thank you also for the kind comment in reference to hubpages. It's people like yourself that will without doubt, make a site like PersonPaper grow to new heights!

AngelSharum wrote on November 24, 2014, 11:04 AM

Welcome to Persona Paper. I hope you have a good time on the site.

Jlbowden wrote on November 24, 2014, 6:28 PM

Hello Angel:

Thank you for the warm welcome. I will certainly enjoy writing a few short pieces to share with everyone and also look forward to interacting and sharing with others in the community. Thank you again.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 24, 2014, 8:10 PM

You sound like a gentleman of refined tastes, James! Welcome to Persona Paper emoticon :smile:
I just found you on Tsu, too!

Jlbowden wrote on November 24, 2014, 8:43 PM


Greatly appreciate the warm welcome and nice to be here with you, Glenn and many others whom I still have yet to meet. I am glad to be here, and like Glenn - Yes! It could be said that we are men of refined tastes. It could be that is because we are friends who met up a few years back at a writers group here in Long Island, where we both reside. I am trying to find my niche here, and mainly joined to meet and share similar interests with other like Glenn and yourself. Also I hope to find once again that motivation to write which I really love to do. But often do not find the time to do anymore. Blogging and submitting Persona Papers etc..etc... hopefully, will help me find that writers niche once again. I still have to get used to the editing features here, which I had a bit of trouble getting used to in recently submitting a short article/paper.

Kasman wrote on November 25, 2014, 7:57 AM

Welcome to Persona Paper. Hope you get your posting issues sorted soon.

Jlbowden wrote on November 25, 2014, 10:56 AM

Bill greatly appreciate your encouraging words. Thank you for that and am glad to be on persona with a lot of other people like yourself. I believe my prior posting issues arose when I did not first write my article in a word format first. And because of that could not successfully copy and paste my paper/post into the persona window. But it's all a learning experience still for me.

Kasman wrote on November 25, 2014, 3:44 PM

There is a glitch in copy & paste in the new article page but there is a way round it which I have found to work. Simply type in a few random characters and then hit Enter. It should now accept pasted text. Don't forget to delete the random characters! :)

Jlbowden wrote on November 25, 2014, 7:43 PM

I thought I was just imagining this last night and thought possibly I was getting tired and needed to hit the sack! However I can see that from your recent post it was not me, but a glitch. I greatly appreciate your feedback. And will try to copy and paste my article which belongs there with the lone woody photo! (;

Glenn wrote on November 25, 2014, 10:07 PM

Kasman , Glenn here. I'm the one who told Jim ( Jlbowden ) about PersonalPaper and he signed up via my reference. I'm wondering when that problem started with the copy and paste. I published three articles already and never had that problem pasting from MS Word. But I didn't try today. I wonder if it's unique to certain computers or browsers. Jim decided to remove his text because it was all messed up. We've been e-mailing back and forth about his trials and tribulations. Thanks for your suggestion and for helping Jim.

Jlbowden wrote on November 25, 2014, 10:23 PM

Glenn thanks for your response and I see right now as I am typing text in this post to you. That the letters are very light compared to my prior posts. This is very strange indeed. Not sure if you can notice the contrast here. But I just what Kasman had suggested I do. At first I thought that it was actually going to work. Because the text was coming out separated when I pasted it from MS word. However when I went to submit it just a little while ago, it did not look any different. A great deal of my words are still weaved together as one. And not separated as they should be. There is something still wrong here with the editing functions on this site. Maybe your right, could be the browser and or PC we are using on the site. But I do appreciate your help and Kasmans as well. I just left the article as I wrote it. It does not look as pretty, or grammatically correct, as I originally would like it to be. But I am sure that all readers here, will be able to make out what I am trying to say in this short series story, or personna paper. There is not sense me getting frustrated more over something that is totally out of my control. My philosophy here about all this nonsense.

Glenn wrote on November 25, 2014, 11:54 PM

Sorry to say, but everything is under your control. You just need to find the problem. I just published another article here by pasting from MS Word, and I had no problem doing that.

The contrast problem you speak of is not so here. The text is fine on my screen. As for the missing spaces between words in your article, I suspect they are occurring only on words that ended on a line. Please confirm if I'm right. If so, then I bet you are doing a carriage return instead of just letting your paragraphs wrap around. This is causing a soft space between those words, which gets removed in the upload -- leaving the words combined. This is not the fault of Persona Paper. As I said, it works fine for me as you can see in my articles. I write everything in Word first.

Maybe elitecodex or MaeLou can chime in and add some insight to this issue.

Kasman wrote on November 26, 2014, 3:15 AM

Jlbowden and Glenn - I write my longer pieces in Google Docs and have noticed that if the cursor isn't blinking in PP's new article text box that is when paste doesn't work (right click gives the wrong menu).

Jlbowden wrote on November 26, 2014, 9:42 AM

Kasman - good feedback and appreciate your useful tips. I will try Google Docs on a next article, because I still had issues copying and pasting my story, Dan the Man into the Persona text window.

Feisty56 wrote on November 26, 2014, 8:01 PM

Welcome to the community here at Persona Paper. I see you are friends with Glenn and have met a few of the members here, too. I've found the community here to be welcoming and supportive; my hope is that that will be your experience, too.

If you've not yet done so, you may want to consider connecting to MaeLou and elitecodex , the site's moderators. Heather and Will do a nice job of keeping us up-to-date on site news, and will be the folks to promptly address any questions or concerns you might have.

Jlbowden wrote on November 26, 2014, 8:19 PM

Hello Feisty and thank you for the warm welcome. Yes I am beginning to get use to navigating here around the Persona site. And have also recently met a few others much like yourself. Glenn has definitely been a great help to me, as I had previously ran into a few stumbling blocks in editing my first piece. And thank you for also directing me to Maelou and elite codex - appreciate that! Hope to see you around the community.

ashuli wrote on November 30, 2014, 11:48 PM

Hi there ! Welcome to persona paper, i am sure you will enjoy writing here!

Jlbowden wrote on December 1, 2014, 8:59 AM

Hello and thank you for the warm welcome. I enjoy writing when I find the time and believe this is the right site to help everyone become better writers. But also a place where they can also share and express their feeling through words. Hopefully your experience is just as fulfilling as mine has been so far. See you around the community!

BarbRad wrote on December 9, 2014, 2:22 PM

Happy to meet you, Jim. i'm not always this goofy, but I'm under the influence of some strong pain medications and my fingers don't always follow my thoughts. I hope this situation will improve soon so that I can be more coherent.

Jlbowden wrote on December 9, 2014, 6:48 PM

Hello Barb:

Apologies accepted, and nice to meet another member of the Persona family. Thank you for your comments and checking out a couple of my articles as well. By looking at your profile pic, I see you are a Hubpages member like myself and Glenn Stok, who is also another member from hubpages, that's also on Persona Paper.

I sincerely hope your pain improves. I am surrounded by many people and friends in my area, whom are in constant pain. And I often write articles that address chronic pain, in an effort to better educate individuals on alternative pain treatment options. I will see you around the community then. And hope you enjoy writing for Persona Paper as many of us already are.