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Welcome to
Fly By Night

We specialize in both web and print-based publishing. We operate out of Los Angeles, CA as an extension of your office to serve your publishing needs. We create quality websites as well as corporate and personal print publications. We have a particular interest in publishing on Amazon's Kindle platform.

We produce . . .

  • Medium articles
  • Kindle electronic books
  • Corporate web-sites
  • Web page videos for client instruction and customer testimonials
  • Social Media Communications
  • Corporate annual reports
  • On-line response forms
  • On-line slide shows
  • Technical how-to publications & videos
  • Sales and marketing
  • Software training and support







Philip Siddons is living in Los Angeles with his wife Linda. He received a BA in literature, an MDiv and then a DMin with his dissertation on feminist studies. He is the author of several books and short stories. His website is at http://FlyByNight.us.

Philip served as a minister for 15 years but migrated to using his communication skills in marketing, computerized publishing and videography. Along the way, he tried to respond to the people he served, whether they were technology clients, his readers or parishioners. He thinks any life work requires the same sensitivity and commitment to create a meaningful presence with others.

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About Philip Siddons on Medium

The following articles have been published on Medium.com

More Ways to Give to Your Favorite Charity

Ralph’s is the largest subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Kroger and will contribute to your non-profit organization.

Getting Amazon to Contribute to Your Favorite Non-Profit

We could be helping the non-profit by designating them as our favorite charity on Amazon's Smile portal.

14 questions determining your readiness for an intimate relationship.

Make intimacy your life goal and you will find that no matter where you go, you are already home.
Living in the Now

Worried about when?
As of yet, when hasn’t come.
Instead, think of now.

Haiku Heat "Ha! Exactly, Philip. All the Covid misinformation in one poem." . . .Editor of House of Haiku
On the Transition of “Girl”
A note of encouragement to Tracette, our friend, who has lost her pet “Girl.”

Finding the Presence of God

Notice when you see compassionate hospitality amidst your transitions.


"The last place most people look is right under their feet, in the everyday activities, accidents, and encounters of their lives. What possible spiritual significance could a trip to the grocery store have? How could something as common as a toothache be a door to greater life?" (Barbara Brown Taylor)

50 Notes of Loving Gratitude

June 12, 2021, on our 50th wedding anniversary


I’m grateful for you. My love for you is one of the unfathomable mysteries of my life. It is stunningly impossible to plummet the depth of my love for you.

Should You Encrypt Your Emails?

If you read the news, the hate groups may drive you to encryption

As safe as most emails are, there are some things you don’t want hanging out there in your inbox folders for dishonest people to access.

Look for God When God is Busiest

And hone your listening skills

"Where is God?" you ask, when you're staring at your "positive" COVID test report.

Your New Electronic Business Card

Linktree connects your readers to all your publications


It would be convenient if all of our avenues of connection could be stored in one location. Then, there would only be one place to maintain the list of connectivity links we share.

What Do You Want Out Of Life?

Your answer is in how you handle your excess capacity.

Each of us has some excess capacity. We are not living hand to mouth. If we pause and reflect on things we enjoy doing, it is clear we have abilities and resources that could benefit others.

The Healer’s Cloisonné

A fable about choosing a path with heart

It is the story about a young healer who is given additional powers to heal. She receives these additional powers through the gift of a Cloisonné, a magical orb, that a powerful magician gives to her.

Or Else

A fable of when people get everything they want until they choose to pursue only what they need

The fable tells of a land where everyone gets whatever they want. Ultimately, they come to see there are better choices which, more positively, empower their children and themselves.

Hubris and Holodecks

We need to terminate the virtual reality of the privileged

This compares the 2020 Republican National Convention to the 'anything goes' Star Trek Holodeck.
How to Place Photos in Medium Posts
11 Procedures to Help You Place Graphics in Your Story
This is a tip sheet for those, like me, who have struggled with photo and image placement in Medium.

The 4 Most Important Life Lessons for Children

(With after their bed time reflections for adults)

These stories are what you want your children or grandchildren to know so that they will find happiness and integrity in their lives.

Footnotes in Medium

A visual how-to piece for creating footnotes when publishing on Medium.com

The Two Gifts

A feminist medieval tale about the choices in using power in relationships.

Have It Your Way

But it might not be what you want!

What if God was an attendant at Burger King and really let you have it your way

Sodom - Hold The "y"

How religious misinterpretations oppress the LGBTQ+ community


A story of forgiveness

The Statue That Haunts Santa Monica

How an entire community has begun to grapple with homelessness because of a statue

In Praise of Something Done Right

Finally, a story about a property manager that treats renters royally

Chemotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Positive news on how chemotherapy for MS is an OK experience

If I Should Die Before I Wake

An oppressive children's prayer and how we can responsively prepare for our own brevity of life

Creaturs of Habit

Types of Multiple Sclerosis and Reflections on the Experience

Needful Things

If we agree on the universality of human existential loneliness, what should we practically be doing with ourselves in our day-too-day lives?

Controlling Who Wo Gets To Use Your Email Address

This is about the terrific technology enabling you to easily create disposable emails that are just as easy to eliminate if your senders spam you.

How Much Space Do You Need To Be Happy?

Personal space. How much do we really need? And how does that need relate to our happiness?

Psychographics, Facebook and the End of Your Privacy

Every politician and advertiser uses this kind of group demographic data to effectively influence their desired outcome.

United Express

A short parity of some of the absurdities of flying United Airlines

Noah & Margo

A creative rendition of the Noah's Ark Story

Worst Practices

Is a children's Christmas play an enactment of our crazy modern life?

Receiving Useless Catalogues?

A practical online tool to get yourself off advertiser's mailing lists.

Aquarius, Please Bear With Us

Managing Hydration During Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy

Hierarchical Thinking and The Myth of Redemptive Violence

Where did we get the idea that some people have more worth than others? What affect will your existence had on people where you’ve been?

Holy Moments

A celebration of the special times I've spent with beautiful seniors.

Pivotal Moments

However the new year unfolds for you, know that the future awaits you with fabulous promise.

Compassionate Presence

We remember a person’s character of caring and self-sacrificial love for others. What will endure will be the extent we are able to be truly present in the moment with others in such a way that we can fully accept and take them in a loving and unconditional way.

When You Stumble, Make It Part of the Dance
But call your neurologist, ASAP

With MS, you feel as if some mysterious force has magically replaced some of your muscle ligaments with rubber bands. You can’t hold your legs as steadily as you’d like. You gradually come to walk with some jerkiness.

It’s a Wonder We Can Think at All

What caused us to disregard what had once been at the center of our values?

About Your Worry About Giving Your Children Enough Religion or Spirituality

Are wonder if we have given our children enough to spiritually make it. Your very existence, in all that you are and all that you teach to your children, your spouse and friends, is your gift.