Roy’s Sunday Letter

McDonald’s DRIVE THRU

By Roy Bowen

I go to McDonald’s drive thru once a week for two Sausage Biscuits, one of which is shared with Jazz the dog. In peak times both lanes are in use, with a line of cars. Each driver, from vans to pick-ups to SUV to the smallest of small, make our…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter, July 17, 2022

By Roy Bowen

* For SL readers over 50 I would say these titles of time and heritage have little current meaning, and/or less and less relevant Politics/Political Republican Democrat Younger SL readers, in general, pay little attention, nor care about these old style words, lacking action or values If we must apply…

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Women & Men Weekend Trips

By Roy Bowen

Beth recently joined three women friends for a Friday – Sunday weekend of travel, food, life updates, and shopping. These four departed knowing the where and some of the what of the weekend. The joy, the fun of their time together was allowing the travel, day, and evening to unfold…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter, July 10, 2022

By Roy Bowen

* The 1st SL through Aweber went well. Most were able to Open and read, but not all. There seems to be a difference in look and feel with laptops, ipads, and phones. WordPress font size and color can be improved. To Register or ensure you are registered, go to…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter, July 3, 2022

By Roy Bowen

* One part of my 2nd career as Writer is to enjoy learning and stretching together. The switch from traditional Gmail to Aweber email look and feel is one of many examples. Tim of SmartWebNow.com is our guide. Now published, I am asked “What have you learned?” OR “From what…

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Finding My Digital Way – Where Is My GPS?

By Roy Bowen

Finding my way through the many, ever-changing digital platforms can be a challenge for anyone, at any age. This is especially true for elders, especially this elder. Just when I find doorway or a way around a suddenly appearing wall, there is the need for a code or undefined symbol…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter, June 26, 2022

By Roy Bowen

* James Patterson  and Dolly Parton have partnered on a book.  Run, Rose, Run. Dolly is an amazing achiever, songwriter, philanthropist…a hero to us all….& more.      ** For my adult life I watched Mark Shields. PBS News Hour, CNN.  HIs recent death at 85, brought forth comments Mark would appreciate:.…

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Resilience

By Roy Bowen

In 2005, the storm surge of Katrina over-whelmed planned protections and levies, leaving New Orleans a city underwater with residents stranded on roofs, homes, jobs… a city destroyed. The New Orleans Jazz Festival is an annual international event of music, food, and culture. In 2006, the artists, sponsors, and festival…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter, June 19, 2022

By Roy Bowen

     ** Do you love the printed page (or did before ebooks)?? “Hello, Bookstore” is an intimate documentary of the now aging owner of his beloved bookstore, and his supporters in Lenox, Mass.  Matt Tannenbaum is the town’s bookseller, through the Pandemic, the economy slowing, and growth of Amazon and…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter, June 12, 2022

By Roy Bowen

* First encouraging and celebrative news: Diebeda Francis Kere  has been awarded the Pritzker Prize as Architect of the Year for 2022 Born in an African village  with no school, Kere’s determined way carried him through education to become an Architect His education and public place design are astounding, pleasing,…

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