Friday, June 24, 2005

Female, Fit, Fun and Free

Good morning. Again, let me thank you all for such wonderful comments and
observations. I knew there were terrific women out there like you-- I was just having trouble finding you (hence, my appearance on Oprah's "My Wildest Dream" which started all of this.) It's amazing to have every word I write analyzed back and forth. That has made me become more careful and measured in my writings and postings. I'm not sure that is such a good thing.

Remember the four key words I said on the Oprah Winfrey Show describing who I am looking for- Female, Fit, Fun and Free. Now, I can only hope that most who are writing are "female"-- thus the need for the Senior Bachelor Tour to meet face to face! "Fit"- well, there is not much I can do about that- that is up to you. "Free" meant that you are free to travel for one month or more at a time.

Now, the most important, "fun". What else can I say except that this is meant to be a fun experience for all of us! Fun for me is to travel to Vietnam, fully expecting to arrive at a nice hotel where I have reservations only to find it is fully booked. What to do? Have fun with it! Ask around for other hotels. Talk (or try to talk...) to taxi drivers, busboys, policemen, old women, beggars to find another hotel. I can talk to just about anyone and we are both usually left with smiles and laughter for the effort. One can sit in the lobby, argue with the hotel manager, whine and feel sorry for oneself or one can make it an Adventure. I choose Adventure every time! Just read about the mini-adventures many of you have written about already. Learning new technology. Meeting new people while trying to make the video. Negotiating for a free makeover. Asking friends and strangers for help. Thinking about your lives and discovering new things about yourselves. Taking new paths in your life. FUN! I hope we will all keep in mind this is the key word for the Senior Bachelor’s Search for Romance and Adventure.

Ciao, Richard

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Pop&Me-The movie I made with my son, Chris (I am the Pop he is the Me)

I thought the comment written in saying that if you wanted to get to know Richard better, see the movie he made with his son, Pop&Me. I agree with that. This film was shot in 1996 on a trip around the world to 27 countries on five continents. We edited the film for 2 years, then spent a year attending 23 festivals and in the year 2000 MGM bought Pop&Me, transferred it to 35mm, added Dolby stereo sound, and it was in movie theaters in about 30 cities across America. Pop&Me is available on VHS and DVD (I highly recommend the DVD) in many places. Currently Pop&Me is on 5 continents and 3 languages. I am not "shilling" for you to rent or buy this as MGM keeps all of the money. Here's how you can obtain it. Some rental stores still have it-best bet is Blockbuster's. However, most of the Blockbuster's who had copies have sold them, usually as a Father's Day gift. If your rental store does not have it try .(Note at Amazon when typing in the title do it like this; pop and me. Notice the and is written out versus the ampersand and there is a space either side of the word and) Or go to and they have lots of places to buy it. Or go to I still have to buy copies for various press outlets and I go to Amazon and buy the used VHS's or used DVD's-so that's also an option. Pop&Me was why we appeared on Oprah in June,2000, also a feature article in People Magazine, June 2000. If you would like a sneak peek and to view the trailer go to Pop&Me won every festival it was in that was competitive and was a Semi-Finalist for an Oscar in 2000 as Best Feature Length Documentary. Ciao, Richard Roe

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Blog re marginalization

Some have questioned why the blog of a few days ago talking about marginalization was removed. I removed it because I said in the blog that my newsletter-which came out yesterday-June 21, would talk about this. Due to some of the comments from this blog and after re-thinking it, I agreed that this was not the time nor the place for expressing these particular feelings. I will re-visit this at a later date. Please understand that when I see a comment that is inaccurate, or misleading, or offensive, or the like, I will remove it. I hope everybody reading these blogs and commenting have signed up for the newsletters. If not you will see how easy it is to do. This is the # 1 way to keep up to date with the events surrounding the Senior Bachelor endeavor. I would appreciate it if each week you would recommend the Newsletters to a friend who might enjoy them. Ciao, R. Roe

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Senior Bachelor Newsletter Going out Today- June 21

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for being so patient with me while I work through all this technology and logistics. The Senior Bachelor Newsletter has just been sent. I'd like to encourage everyone to sign up for it as it contains more and more information about our Search. It doesn't get posted to the website until a couple of days later so sign up now and get your free copy delivered right to your email box. You can use this link to sign up. I tried my best to include a copy of the People Magazine article- hopefully, you can read it.

As I mentioned in the Newsletter, the best way to communicate with me and others is through the blogs. I read each and every one and will endeavor to add my comments along the way. I like the way you ladies are conversing and supporting one another. That is very important and a wonderful added benefit of this adventure.