Roy’s Sunday Letter

Roy’s Sunday Letter for June 18, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Why I listen to jazz: A jazz group will begin together; then, players will drop back, others step up. Jazz presents the whole as well as the individual, all flowing together. To me, this is why I miss Tuesdays at 9 staff meetings. Seven at the table, the individual…

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Roys Sunday Letter fot June 11,2023

By Roy Bowen

** We now have two hummingbirds coming to our feeder. Three or four would be a normal summer count. Global warming, decline of natural habitat? ** Good writing from a Fiction book: “She (he) was too young and had no stories or depth of life to reply upon.” An additional…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for June 4, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Saturday, I joined others around Texas and across the US by wearing Orange, as our way of standing against gun violence and harm to innocents. There were speakers, panels, storytelling, and education, and, of course, Tshirts. Across town there was the monthly Gun Show with over-flow lines and parking.…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for May 28, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Thursday marked 365 days since the gun deaths of 19 students & 2 faculty in Uvalde, south Texas. My Texas Legislature turned away from the pain, the challenge, of leadership, of courage, to take common ground steps to make schools safe. Dallas ISD has distributed “Stay Safe,” a Winnie-The-Pooh…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for May 21, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** A Santa Fe writer friend linked me to “836 Valencia.” This San Francisco nonprofit began the unique mission of teaching children and teens how to write their story. This program strives to improve reading and comprehension as an integral part of learning. The empowerment of writing is now in…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for May 14, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Wendy’s is testing an “AI Chatbots” for drive-thru. The chatbot will be able take your order and answer questions. Wendy’s says Covid, economic changes, and staff shortages are the reasons. Wendy’s drive thru now provides 80% of all their food orders. Gear up people, the times are indeed changing.…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for May 7, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Beth and I now have our 6th Covid vaccination. Our pharmacist hopes next year the Covid and flu shot will be combined, making protection easier for us and pharmacist as well. ** St. Andrews Episcopal in Amarillo (our home church) was vandalized Wednesday night. Broken people breaking sacred peace…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for April 30,2023

By Roy Bowen

** The New Testament (Matthew 6: 9 – 13) gives us the traditional Lord’s Prayer: “Give us this day our daily prayer.” I now know more of how we are all connected, the interdependence of climate, crops, support to both large and small, urban and rural communities. I suggest this…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for April 23, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** We all know the value and contribution of “Assistance Dogs” that they provide to individuals with physical and emotional needs, disaster search/rescue, victims of crime and really anything they can do for their humans. Something new to me…one of the long-term care facilities here, in Fort Worth has an…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for April 16, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Anne Lamott writes in Traveling Mercies, “I was raised by parents to believe that you had a moral obligation to try to save the world.” The Sunday Question: What message, if any, did your parent/s give to you? If not parent/s, who taught you to believe, and what was…

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