Saturday, July 09, 2005

Happy July 9, 2005

Hello fellow bloggers, I am exhausted! I just finished conducting an all day seminar at UCLA about filmmaking. With the Holiday this past week, and preparing for the seminar, and writing the Newsletter (yes, I do write them, and 2 people proofread them) the week has flown by! Re the questions about making the decisions for the travel partners, I do not plan to do that until after the deadline has passed and I have had the opportunity to review all of the materials sent in. Some commenters would like certain questions answered, and I understand that. I will answer the questions I feel are appropriate when I feel the time is appropriate, and mostly via the Newsletters. I hope you are having a great weekend and we will communicate next week through the blogs and the Newsletter. Very best wishes to all. Richard Roe AKA The Senior Bachelor

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Good Morning, July 6, 2005

I trust you all had a Happy 4th of July. This being a holiday for my sons and their families, I spent a lot of time with them. Like many of you, my family comes first and foremost and occupies a good deal of my time and thoughts. Who can resist playing with grandchildren? I found as a parent I did things I hadn't done in twenty-five years when I played with my children. And now, with my grandkids, I find myself playing games and doing things I hadn't done in over fifty years. I always marvel how simple things like a small plastic shovel and a pail at the beach brings hours
of wonder and fun to a child.

As I have said many times in my newsletters that this experience is brand new to me, and like on the Journey, things will develop along the way. I'll do my best to clear up a few questions. 1) By far the best way for me to communicate with you is through the Newsletters, and the best way for you to communicate with me is through the blogs. Things are extremely busy for me right now as I have started to review all of the videotapes, biographies, etc. This process takes at least 8 hours a day, and then I have additional tasks to perform for the Senior Bachelor endeavor. I will try to post at least one new blog each week and try to spend some time adding comments along the way. My priority is spending time reviewing the materials that have been sent in. 2) A commenter wrote that she e-mailed me and that I responded to her because she had taken the time to send in the videotape, etc, and that I mentioned to her that I give preference to the ladies who have sent in materials. This is true as quite frankly there are not enough hours in the day for me to respond to all of the e-mails-hence the Newsletters and the blogs. 3) One of my friends pointed out something to me over the weekend that was quite a remarkable statement. He said,"Man, Richard, the odds of going on the trip of a lifetime with you are so much better than winning the lottery! And they don't even have to buy a lottery ticket." Well, I do realize that each and every one of you are making an investment of time, attention and thought in this process. But, still, the odds are pretty good!

I am now writing this week's Newsletter, so I have to sign off. Very best wishes.
Richard Roe