Roy’s Sunday Letter, July 3, 2022

* 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 is our guide. Now published, I am asked "What have you learned?" OR "From what you have learned, can you help me as I prepare to publish my book?"

A short list of what I have learned:  If you do not have a Beth to critique and I, go find one. There would be no book without Beth's insight and wisdom
                                                    You will add good, experienced persons and resources to add your writing, knowledge and background.
                                                    Before Book 2, we will take publishing and formatting class and online learning, all the parts of a book becoming a book we did not know, Book 1.
    ** Tennis players teach us about Positive behavior and culture.
        Win or lose players walk to the net, do a handshake or even a hug
       Players then extend their hand for handshake with the Umpire
PGA golfers, when putting out on the 18th, take off their hat and shake hands with players in their group, and all caddies
       Positive, even pleasant behavior and culture can be developed, in the same way Negative behavior and culture are reinforced.
Dem's and Rep's, baseball players of a recent game brawl, school board meetings, drive through fights and road rage do not have to be.
* James Baldwin has challenged by saying, "Not everything we face can be changed. However, nothing can be changed unless we face it."
January 6 Hearings may prove his point.
     ** In January 2021, in the midst of Pandemic, I drafted the short writing, "Lunch With Jesus." I received good comments about the Q & A interview format.
I am now drafting Lunch With Jesus, 
2. Today's world of guns, children deaths, division of all types, and more than a bit of unrest. Jesus tells me He can help.
I also did an earlier Lunch With President Trump. He had answers for questions I did not ask, and no answers for questions I did.
 This Sunday morning, as I listen, learn, and engage an increasingly complex and complicated world, I find Ghandi's classic instruction still a life lesson:
                                                                    "Live simply so that others may simply live"
This send out of my Sunday Letter in a different format will be new for us all.
You, my readers, will tell Tim and I what worked for you, and what did not.
"Improvement," even for all the right reasons, may have a bump or two.
Roy, sharing the transition
Roy Carroll  Bowen, M. Th.
Writer & Story Teller
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  1. Roger Gullickson on July 3, 2022 at 8:35 am

    Common courtesy and grace would go a long way!!

  2. Judith Shotwell on July 3, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Dear Roy,
    I love all your new adventures! One question I have is if it is possible to send it out in a larger size font. It is not easily read (I admit to my own ignorance about how to make it bigger at my end;-)

    • Roy Carroll Bowen on August 30, 2022 at 2:48 pm

      I am still learning my own Word Press site. I will ask those who know more than I (ie everyone)

  3. Marcia L Swain on July 3, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Dear Roy and Beth. Thank you. Simply, thank you.

  4. Cinda Hitchcock on July 4, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Thank you for sharing your learning with us and for the quotes. also, I agree with Judith.

  5. Janice Nourse on July 4, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you for forging the way into book publishing. Still dreaming and writing my own.

  6. Martha Richardson on July 5, 2022 at 9:07 am

    Thank you for sharing James Baldwin’s and Ghandi’s wisdom. I could use more of those good examples.
    Also agree with the need for a bigger font or one that is a little more legible.

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