Your winding path of life invites all of us fellow travelers to examine the beauty and diversity all around us. The words and letters and books of Roy C. Bowen offer an atlas of well-trodden paths to hope and justice.

—Frank Long

From his southwest background, Roy highlights life through his stories, some humorous and other thought-provoking reflections told through his unique way of communicating everyday experiences.

—Captain Dave Steward, US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

This collection of short stories and walking prayers is about Roy’s ability to listen with purpose to life, to connect with people and an appreciation for all those who shaped his life personally and professionally.

Roy chooses his words carefully – not too many words – just enough to inspire imagined characters and life events, and then he stops. It is in his stopping at just the right time that intrigues me to think on.

—Diann Gilmore, LMSW-AP

These short stories and prayers take you, the reader, on a journey of connections with people’s hopes, sorrows, spirit, and soul. Each chapter is connected to those things that make all of us who we are today.