Roy’s Sunday Letter

Roy’s Sunday Letter for Nov. 13, 2022

By Roy Bowen

** Luby’s Cafeteria closed. Cafeterias were a mainstay for families, elderly, and singles from 1950 – 1980. The tradition of moving a tray down a food line of limited choices lost its place to drive-thru, take out, expanded fast food menus, along with the pace of life 2022. Do you…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for Nov. 6, 2022

By Roy Bowen

** Dave is an east coast elder and after reading my stories, he decided he had stories of his own, but how to begin? I asked Dave to list 15 significant events that have shaped his life. Narrow to 5, then to 2. Next, Dave drafted a half to three-quarter…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for October 30, 2022

By Roy Bowen

* My 2nd career as writer has become my passion. I care deeply for the ever-evolving characters in my stories. Each tell their own story, face challenges, make decisions made and take steps to be their true selves. I am always interested in what character, what story finds a place…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for October 23, 2022

By Roy Bowen

SL Reader Comments – What Is Still True? The everyday joy of grandkids….Smiling at children, and their smiles back….Connecting with college and Ft. Worth friends of long ago….Page one of a wonderous book, on whatever device….Pleasure in the shape and taste of homemade pizza. Other comments: Health & wellness; Happiness…

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The What, Why, And How Of Work, 2023

By Roy Bowen

My grandfather’s faded red tractor of many a plowed field and harvested crop was his office. From here he watched rain clouds, dipped snuff, and conducted the daily business of a dry land east Texas farmer. Walls, glass, door or no door offices grew from the 1960’s onward. Dustin Hoffman…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for October 16, 2022

By Roy Bowen

Beginning with Visioning. An extended family was considering buying a run-down farmhouse for family outings and vacations. Several “‘saw” moving walls, opening a blocked passageway and a wrecked floor that might hold secrets. Others could not imagine the farmhouse looking different than the unpainted, dilapidated, forlorn, farmhouse. Then, they realized,…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for October 9, 2022

By Roy Bowen

Can a 2012 movie Inspire? Be Charming? Show us Hope? Yes. A British curmudgeon husband, a cancer-stricken wife, a community choir of elders. Trust me that Inspire, Charming, and Hope are still true. Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave. A meaningful script and story line. HBO On Demand is one source for Unfinished…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for October 2, 2022

By Roy Bowen

Real time TV the week that was:  First, the images of grandeur, such a different background than my own, priests’ words, musical magic, and stories of the life of Queen Elizabeth. Now, before, during, and aftermath of Ian in Florida, South & North Carolina. Lives, homes and boats, dreams, pets,…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for September 25, 2022

By Roy Bowen

Beginning Positive & Meaningful: John Cena may be known to you for “cow commercials,” movies, or WWE wrestling. You may not know John Cena has been the “face” of Make-A-Wish, fulfilling Wishes of children, making their lives better, and their days of being family fuller. Cena has fulfilled 650 children’s…

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Am I Old….Really?

By Roy Bowen

We live on a block and in a neighborhood of younger individuals and families, different than our 78 and 73. We speak and wave in driveways or dog walking, as we come and go in our daily lives. I often want to ask one of the younger ones to join…

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