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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 29, 2023

** 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 years doesn’t seem possible…Hope &…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 22, 2023

** 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 “raise you up?” ** Brad…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 15, 2023

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 no longer have either a…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 8, 2023

** 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 everyone here in January will…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 1, 2023

** Beth and I will follow a Facebook suggestion in 2023. We will individually write something good about the week on a slip of paper. The slips, week after week, will go into a jar. From time to time, we may decide to pull a slip from the jar to brighten the day and remind…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for December 25, 2022

The Sunday Letter for Christmas Day I will recall “The Best Of” Sunday Letter postings in 2022. Enjoy reading a favorite again, or a first read if you joined us during the year. My hope is that the January SL will inspire and support all of us as we step out and into 2023. February…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for Dec. 11,2022

** My friend Martha recommended that I offer my short story print book to small, rural libraries outside of Fort W0rth. I seem to have become lost in the larger FW Library system. Good idea Martha! ** I found this wording in a Fiction mystery: “I had this crazy idea; I could change the world.”…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter December 5, 2022

** A Buddhist temple in northern Thailand has closed. Four monks and the Abbott have entered rehab for methamphetamine addiction. The villagers living around the temple are upset. The villagers earned “goodness” points by providing food to the monks. A cycle of connected lives interrupted. From last week, the Buffy Saint-Marie message lingers: “The key…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for November 27, 2022

** For sports golf watchers Gary McCord, Peter Kostic, (CBS), Roger Maltbie, Gary Koch (NBC) will not be describing 5 irons to a right-side pin placement in 2023. Fresh young faces will attempt to find the 1st tee. I never experienced the professional shoving aside of today … Jim Nance, I think I saw a…

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Roy’ Sunday Letter For Nov. 20, 2022

** Something I did not know: There are 90 high schools with bar-b-que teams. Pass the sauce please! ** It is an odd world, no? The same Jeff Bezos who is laying off thousands of Amazon staff, named Dolly Parton for a $100 million Courage and Civility Award. Perhaps Dolly, always a progressive thinker, will…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 29, 2023

** 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 years doesn’t seem possible…Hope &…

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The What, Why, And How Of Work, 2023

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 and Robert Redford showed us…

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Am I Old….Really?

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 me on front porch or…

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Searching For Stability

Turning away from the upheaval of politics, market reports, wars and societal chaos, I thought Weather might be a safe place to find stability, maybe even a little consistency. Fort Worth was in the OK 90’s until early June. Then, we went from 95 to 113 and stayed until last weeks. No rain from June…

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A Blog For Tim

The decision to choose a partner is different than a consultant. I recently faced this challenge. I had published a book, a printed collection of 32 of my short stories. A writer’s web site was needed to promote the book and provide a platform for book sales. After several false starts I had the opportunity…

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I Am More Than A Memory

As an elder of years, and as an Executive Director type since 1970, I have more than a few wonderful memories. Two are special, forever memories. In 1995, as ED at Family Support Services in Amarillo, my revenue budget told me I needed a new fundraiser. About 6 of us gathered in the board room…

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Do You Buildup or Tear Down

When children play with wood or plastic blocks, one child may choose to use blocks to build a house, a street, or even a bridge. Another child may not like what the first child is building, showing the positive way blocks can be used, even in the play of as child The second child may…

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Stretching To Just Stay Up

As an elder of 78 stretching and learning WordPress, Mailerlite, is a challenge worth facing and finding my through. Writing the 32 stories in Let Me Tell You A Story, the easy part. Writing a blog and then posting on my WordPress web site the challenge. I was taught when young that “stretching” was good…

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McDonald’s DRIVE THRU

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 way to order, to the…

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Women & Men Weekend Trips

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 before them. And, all of…

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