Roy’s Sunday Letter

Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 12, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Anyone who lives in an urban area can be approached by a panhandler at an intersection. Arlington, TX has taken a unique approach to signage at these same intersections. “It’s OK to say no to panhandlers.” ** Imagine connecting with a friend not seen or known about since 1965.…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 5, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** News Movement is a new, developing online news service for young people. The average age of their reporters is 25. News sources include Tik Tok, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Traditional 5:30 pm network news ads have aged into dentures, and medications. ** National and state news this week was…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for February 26, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Beth and I replaced our 10 yr. old IPhone 7’s with IPhone 12’s. The technology changes are a challenge for me, the slower “to get it” of the two. ** From President Jimmy Carter, age 98: “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, human rights…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for February 19, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Most of us know the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. What you may not have noticed is the back of their helmets. Many players have messages of hope. Several I noticed are: Inspire Stop Hate Together Seek Love Imagine Unity ** From my current morning Fiction: “Give…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for February 12, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** I recently had the opportunity to talk with two nonprofit Exec. Directors, one in-person in Amarillo and one by cell in Santa Fe. We three are always interested in the best, most effective way to lead an agency or direct a program. Our question as we talked was about…

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ROY’S SUNDAY LETTER FOR FEBRUARY 5, 2023

By Roy Bowen

It is now Saturday evening, and we are home from a week in Amarillo. Beth and I left FW on Monday morning 9:30 just before sleet and freezing rain shut down Dallas/Ft Worth and then moved down to Austin. We drove through sleet and frozen rain for 3.5 hours before…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 29, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Beth and I will be in Amarillo this week. Beth and Tricia (her LPC partner) began The Hope & Healing Place, A Grief & Loss Center for Children and Families. The HHP board and staff are recognizing 20 years of the HHP mission and services with grieving families. 20…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 22, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** David Crosby, 81, is singing in a different choir or rock group now. Crosby was one who’s music raised me up. Not an easy life, but a good one. David, I will always hear you in my heart and spirit. Is there someone you will always hear, who helped…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 15, 2023

By Roy Bowen

TCU had a great season of coming from behind and magical wins by an unranked, over-achieving team of players, with a mascot no one understands or has ever seen. Thank you coaches and players. ** Do you have a clock radio? Do you go outside for the morning paper? We…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 8, 2023

By Roy Bowen

** Joan Garry, my “go to” nonprofit site, writes of her concern of 1) ongoing Covid/RSV isolating, public health threat, and 2) decrease in grant, special event, and donor dollars will challenge many organizations to not only to deliver services and thrive but, even to sustain operations. Simply said, not…

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