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tcr posing at The Republic of Letters

tcr! · 2 days ago

tcr at The Republic of Letters

Sara had me pose for this picture before my book reading at The Republic of Letters last night.

πŸ“Έ #photos #diariesbook

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franh franh · 2 days ago

Had a great time last night. Thanks Travis

tcr! tcr! · 20 hours ago

Thanks for coming man!!

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the.republic.of.letters · 2 days ago

It was a lovely reading. Thank you!

tcr! tcr! · 20 hours ago

Thanks so much for hosting!!

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Momma J Momma J · 2 days ago

Wish I could have been there!

tcr! tcr! · 20 hours ago

Next time!

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Momma J Momma J · 2 days ago

πŸ€—

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Kelly K · a day ago

Love it! Can’t wait to hear you read from your book next time.

tcr! tcr! · 20 hours ago

It’s definitely on my list to do another 😊

Kelly K · 18 hours ago

Yay!

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It’s a win-win-win

tcr! · 6 days ago

tcr with diaries book reading flier

Peeps, did you hear about this? Yep, I’m going to be reading from that book I wrote last Spring at The Republic of Letters in Geneva. πŸ—£πŸ“–

When you might ask? That is a very good question. This coming Friday from 7-8:30pm. There’ll be snacks. There’ll be coffee. They’ll be chitchat. There might even be song and dance. But don’t get your hopes up about that last bit. πŸ•Ί

Yes, you can come. You can bring your friend. You can even bring that homeless dude you see every morning outside the 7-11 but have been too afraid to talk to. See, an invite to my book reading would be the perfect reason to go up and start that long awaited conversation you’ve been thinking about having with him. It’s a win-win-win. 🏁

But if he smells like Listerine or saltines then don’t bring him. 🚫

Questions? Comments? Neither? Leave a reply below…πŸ‘‡

#photos #diariesbook

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sara sara · 6 days ago

*Reply*

tcr! tcr! · 6 days ago

*Great*

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sara sara · 6 days ago

Be sure to bring copies of your books ❀️

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Kelly K · 6 days ago

I am way proud of you! I wish so much that I could be there for it, but I have a kid/dog/house sitting gig. I will be there in spirit cheering you on! And, I’ll catch your next reading.

tcr! tcr! · 6 days ago

Yes! Next time! Have fun with your sitting gig. 😊

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · 6 days ago

Sad I’m going to miss this.

tcr! tcr! · 6 days ago

It’s not too late to cancel your other plans πŸ˜‰

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lisa8 · 6 days ago

Im comin!πŸ’–

tcr! tcr! · 5 days ago

Hurray πŸŽ‰

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annekothe annekothe · 5 days ago

Crap!! We have Homecoming with girls. Michaela dances

tcr! tcr! · 5 days ago

Homecoming comes first!

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Rich J · 5 days ago

I’m going to miss it too. I’m chairing a meeting in Wheaton. Have fun.

tcr! tcr! · 5 days ago

Ah, I would’ve come to that!

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Momma J Momma J · 5 days ago

So proud of you!

tcr! tcr! · 5 days ago

Thank you!

Momma J Momma J · 5 days ago

You’re welcome!

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elaineorr · 3 days ago

How was it?

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · 3 days ago

How’d it go?

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Uncle Timmy · 2 days ago

You were prepared great!!
Had a blast and stayed up reading your book till late. Talented young man!!

tcr! tcr! · 2 days ago

So happy you were there!!

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JJ · 2 days ago

I thought it was amazing! Travis, you truly inspire me & your words resonate & linger for a lifetime! Thank you for that & for just being who you are.

tcr! tcr! · 20 hours ago

Aww, thank you so much!! The world needs more people like you.

JJ · 14 hours ago

Right back @ ya!

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tcr! at The Republic of Letters

tcr! · Oct 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm

tcr! at Republic of Letters

Book Reading :: diaries for 2018 – the book by tcr!

Join us for a book reading from tcr!’s latest venture: diaries for 2018 – the book!

The author will do a short reading and a signing. There will be light snacks from Blue Goose Market and hot coffee served.

What are you guys doing on 10/11, next Friday? I got something if you got nothing going on!

Well, even if you do you should cancel and come anyways.

PS- yes, this is the book I wrote last Spring and yes, I will read a little bit from it. πŸ˜‰

#diariesbook

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tcr! tcr! · Oct 5, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Y’all saw this right?!?? πŸ€”

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elaineorr · Oct 5, 2019 at 5:53 pm

Wish I could be there. I have a sub contract that does not end until the 15th. You will do great.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 5, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Aww, thanks!!

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Elgin Books photoshoot

tcr! · Jun 1, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Guys, you can get my book, diaries for 2018, at Elgin Books. In Elgin of course…

Elgin Books awning Elgin Books Pation Open Elgin Books and Coffee Snacks Cold Drinks

Check out all their other books and patio and snacks while you’re there. πŸ‘

#photos #diariesbook

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tcr! tcr! · Jun 1, 2019 at 1:35 pm

PS- I wanted them to put it in the VamPire Romance and horror Books room, but alas.

VamPire Romance and horror Books

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Jun 1, 2019 at 2:07 pm

I’ve never been there but I’ll have to check it out now.

Kelly K · Jun 1, 2019 at 2:21 pm

Me too!

tcr! tcr! · Jun 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm

It’s a pretty sweet used bookstore with n the coolest part of Elgin 😎

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Kelly K · Jun 1, 2019 at 2:21 pm

Yay!

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Desperately seeking lost license plate for 20th century truck

tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 2:24 pm

It jumped off on a whim somewhere in the Fox Valley. Maybe in the Blue Goose parking lot. Maybe at the Geneva Public Library. Maybe on the corner by Water Street Studios. Who knows.

The last four confirmed digits are 1317 — see partial photo of rear plate below.

1317 license plate

The missing front plate is metal (not magnetic) with a white background, red lettering, and blue embossed numbers. Sadly, it does not respond to voice commands no matter how firm or how gentle your tone.

The STC police issued me one verbal warning last night and the officer confirmed a ticketed warning could be next. I’ve alerted Jessie White to no avail. After repeated attempts to contact him earlier this morning, all my calls are now being immediately directed to voicemail.

The reward for safe and prompt return of this license plate is one signed copy of my latest book — see attached photo of myself and said book below.

tcr! and the diaries for 2018 book

The diaries for 2018 book will be handsomely delivered to your personal front door, or your preferred rendezvous location.

I know I could simply get replacement plates but first I need an emissions check and then I need to go to the DMV. And my poor truck needs an oil change. And then to make matters completely worse, it’s raining and thundering right now. Or it was at least when I started writing this.

Until this matter is resolved, my truck and I will continue to live on the edge of the legal system. Per usual. I should probably print up flyers and hang them at Blue Goose, the Fox Valley libraries, and Water Street Studios.

Please help.

And yes, the book / plate swap is a real thing.

#photos #diariesbook #truckthoughts #helpwanted

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Me1in · May 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm

Did you check DMV website to see if you can get just the one? I thought you could…. And WHAT did you do to SC police to have them hot on your tail about this? There are plenty of cars around with just the rear plate, and although we’re supposed to …See More

tcr! tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm

I don’t really like going the DMV website. It’s callled cyberdrive.com and it makes me feel kinda weird inside and not in a good way. I’m not exactly sure why the police pulled me over last night. He said my pink taillights were kinda dim and then all I could think was “How would you know unless you’ve been checking out my backside when I wasn’t looking?!??!!”

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Kelly K · May 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm

I hope you and your license plate are happily reunited soon.

tcr! tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 9:48 pm

I fear ol’ front plate has been lost to the scrap yard in the sky 😭

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JC · May 18, 2019 at 7:40 pm

I hope you find your plate. But now I feel like I have to read your book!! If one is not holding your plate for ransom, how would they obtain a copy of the book pictured!? I feel like there needs to be a link to purchase.

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tcr! tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Here’s a link with more details about my book: https://tcrbang.com/tcr_diaries_the_book/ 😎

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parker · May 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm

check the liquor store on wilson they had a missing plate

tcr! tcr! · May 18, 2019 at 9:48 pm

Thanks for the tip! I’ve sent a recon unit to gather intel under cover of night 🀫

parker · May 18, 2019 at 9:50 pm

the best of luck soldier!

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waterstreetstudios · May 20, 2019 at 11:10 am

Sorry, we have not seen your plate around these parts. πŸ˜•

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YWC · May 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm

You can go to Dmv and buy the plate you lost..$6 plus get temp plates

tcr! tcr! · May 20, 2019 at 3:27 pm

I went to the DMV once. Never again.

YWC · May 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm

The one in Aurora is pretty good. Plus you will be called to a different line. Easy

tcr! tcr! · May 20, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Will they have snacks? πŸ§€πŸ€”

pawula stark · May 23, 2019 at 4:45 pm

Always go to the one in Plano. No lines, no people and the woman behind the counter is friendly. After that you can stop at Rural King and get free popcorn and admire the chick(ens).

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sieg · May 20, 2019 at 3:39 pm

We had ours stolen off my husband’s car. We drove with a police report until Jesse White’s team got around to resolving the issue. Dirtbags…

tcr! tcr! · May 20, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Jessie White and his crack team are pretty badass. πŸ‘ŠπŸ΄‍☠️

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diaries for 2018 - a book reading

tcr! · May 16, 2019 at 7:33 pm

20180505 You can't dump that there

20180505 You can’t dump that there - MP4

I read one of the entries in my new diaries for 2018 book, affectionately titled You can’t dump that there. It was one of my more popular podcasts from last year so I thought it’d be a good fit for a reading. The video clocks in a little over 9 minutes so pull up a chair and pretend like you’re at my dining room table.

If you’re new here, this is the current tagline for the book:

The ebbs and flows of this alcoholic, it’s all true. A year’s worth of words on my recover journey. Most of the time I don’t know what I’m talking about.

You may be asking yourself where you could buy this book. That would be a very good question. Below are links for your clicking pleasure.

• amazon.com: Paperback → Kindle →

• tcrbang.com: diaries for 2018 book →

Books purchased on tcrbang.com come signed with a personalized inscription. Because that’s what you do when you’re me.

Questions, comments? Ask away in the comments.

#diariesbook #videos #forsale

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JJ · May 17, 2019 at 7:48 am

Thanks for stepping outside of your comfort zone & recording this. I love the eyebrows comment & I can only assume by your own comments that it’s not your most natural position to have your mug right up on the screen ( or is it? ), either way, kudos to you!!!

I remember very clearly reading this entry sometime in the springish of last year & it was chocked full of so much incredible insight that I’ve carried snippets of it around in my inner spiritual library since then. You are so incredibly real & compassionate & honest to your own self… it keeps me hopeful. Thank you.

tcr! tcr! · May 17, 2019 at 10:42 am

That will be literally the best thing I read all day! ❀️

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tism tism · May 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm

I really enjoyed that. :-)

tcr! tcr! · May 17, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Thanks for watching it! 🎸

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Selfie at Town House

tcr! · May 11, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Selfie at Town House

Guys, I was in Town House Books earlier today, pimping my diaries for 2018 book. They’re going to look it over and see if it’s something they want on their shelves. I even gave them my phone number.

This isn’t the kind of thing I normally do. I’m not the kind of person to venture out and put myself under any kind of spotlight. But as the saying goes: if we always do what we always did, we’ll always get what we always got.

And really, I want something more out of life than what I’ve always had… πŸ‘ 

#photos #selfies #townhouse #diariesbook

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lisa8 · May 11, 2019 at 11:27 pm

Nothing ventured…nothing gained. Gotta shine your light baby!! !πŸ€œπŸ€› πŸ¦‹

tcr! tcr! · May 12, 2019 at 11:34 am

πŸ”¦πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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elaineorr · May 12, 2019 at 7:37 am

It’s a very good book.

tcr! tcr! · May 12, 2019 at 11:34 am

Thank you! πŸ™

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Two of my diaries 2018 books

tcr! · May 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Two of my diaries 2018 books

Guys, I got two of my diaries 2018 books left here before the next shipment comes in.

Who wants them? Use promo code DIARIES18 and you’ll get fucking 20% off.

Mother’s Day is Sunday. You know your mom wants one of my books, specially inscripted just for her. I’ll totally do that. And I’ll draw a couple of tiny hearts, too.

#diariesbook #forsale

Get the diaries for 2018 book

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tcr! tcr! · May 10, 2019 at 6:13 pm

PS- those are some gnarly clouds behind me. Happy Friday!

Gnarly clouds and blue skies

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marney0160 marney0160 · May 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

I already have my copy thanks. It arrived yesterday!

tcr! tcr! · May 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Hurray! Lemme see.

marney0160 marney0160 · May 10, 2019 at 6:22 pm

marney0160 diaries 2018 book

tcr! tcr! · May 10, 2019 at 6:23 pm

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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ahendrix · May 10, 2019 at 6:23 pm

How could I purchase said book?

tcr! tcr! · May 10, 2019 at 6:25 pm

There’s a link in my post, click that dude ..or.. you can search for “tcr diaries for 2018” on Amazon. They got it, too!

ahendrix · May 10, 2019 at 6:40 pm

Got it!! I’m excited!

tcr! tcr! · May 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm

YES!!! You’re awesome 😎

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theotherme102 · May 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜! On my insta story please answer me what is the best thing you have ever done for your mother/mom! I will feature it! ❀️

tcr! tcr! · May 10, 2019 at 7:02 pm

NO WAY ⭐️

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The Bible, second edition

tcr! · May 9, 2019 at 1:52 pm

So Amazon lets me quote reputable sources if they’ve added their review elsewhere.

I was thinking of adding this to my diaries 2018 book:

the Bible second edition

#amazon #diariesbook #forsale

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Harvey’s Tales, books & other diversions

tcr! · May 5, 2019 at 2:43 pm

Harvey's Tales sign

I just dropped off my book at Harvey’s Tales to see if they’d be interested in carrying it. They’re going to read it and then let me know. By phone. Looks like I’ll have to answer it when it rings for the next cuppa weeks.

Cross your fingers. And your toes. Even if they don’t put it on their shelves, you should still stop in to peruse. Because support local. They got a coffee bar, too!

216 James Street in Geneva.

#photos #literature #diariesbook #forsale

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mcarril01 · May 4, 2019 at 4:34 pm

That’s a sweet place

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bee.jonny · May 4, 2019 at 9:52 pm

Awesome! Good luck

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