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Six Great Confusions


This has been another busy week for me. I’ve been tackling so many seemingly unrelated activities. For instance, I was working on a PHP  programming code for one client then I jumped into some editing for another. Created some hand-drawn illustrations for a book (I help people self-publish). Designed a layout for a newsletter. Coordinated with a few gardeners for my Property Management business. Clarified some of the HOA (Home Owner’s Association) policies regarding neighborhood trash. Surprised my wife with a new vegetable recipe of “pinakbet” — a Filipino dish (she said it was the best one she ever tasted). Practiced my reading lines for a church presentation at the end of the month. Studied for a Counseling class that my wife and I are attending. Coordinated with some vendors for another book that I am doing. Whenever I get stuck or feel stress coming, I pick up my guitar and let my subconscious figure things out. I followed up with old friends to see how they were coping with their complex relational situations. Prayed with them.  Followed up with a potential client (I will be building his website in 2 weeks) and increased my B2B network. Still need to respond to a couple of emails and send out some invoices. Currently working on a digital vector graphics for a newsletter which is why I am rushing this email.

The other day, I had a conversation with a young man who said he wanted to be an entrepreneur like me. I told him it takes a certain personality to become one. I’m sure this is pretty typical for you entrepreneurs like me. We’re like octopuses juggling several projects at a time. I remember my Mama Lou (one of my aunts) who made a comment I will always remember. She said “there was never a time I was never busy.” She was right. I am always finding something to do. Even when I am “relaxing” in front of the TV, I am planning out something. It’s the story of my life.

I don’t know about you but I am blessed to be able to do so many things and have fun at the same time. Isn’t it great to feel you help shape the world or make a difference in some people’s lives just a little bit? If you have responsibilities, if you have people depending on you … it’s a great feeling.

Blessings to you all and … aren’t you glad it’s Friday?

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” 
— Colossians 3:23

TGIF people!

English Confusion

Shared by Tom of Pasadena, CA

Great Confusions in English

funny video

Superior Canadian Healthcare?
Sent by Don of Kelowna, B.C.

Took me a while to figure out what was happening without reading the caption. The patient, still high on medication after an operation, is super impressed at the Canadian Healthcare for fixing her left foot. Problem is, she’s impressed at the wrong foot.


What?!?Flying Bathtub
Sent by Rodney of Manitoba, BC

You read that right — a Flying Bathtub.


Feel Good videoBesa Me Mucho
Sent by Art of Sierra Madre, CA

It isn’t super entertaining but I did watch it till the end. Nice to have a little Spanish music once in a while. I think I will learn this song so I can say I can sing something in Spanish.


Don’s Puns

From Don’s collection of puns

Don's Puns: Parallel Lines

Parting Shot

Thanks to Naomi of North Hollywood, CA who shared this photo

Parting Shot: Death From Stubbornness

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  1. Tom

    August 20, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks Raoul for reminding me of the true secret to a successful life. Staying Busy and Active is what is truly required to keep a good attitude and be in cooperation with our creator.

    Tom of Pasadena


  2. Marilyn

    August 20, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    thank you

    Marilyn of Pasadena


  3. Ruthie

    August 20, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Have a great weekend Raoul! You’re a busy guy!!

    Ruthie of Fullerton, CA


  4. Rick

    August 20, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Bro,

    You are a busy and hardworking guy, but it’s good to hear you are having fun in the process. As I am starting my 31 year in teaching, I still find it fun working with the kids. I get to laugh frequently and display my sense of humor, while still getting paid. So I get it!

    Thanks for the TGIF and enjoy the weekend.



  5. Sheryl

    August 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Raoul,

    I just want to say that I love love love your newsletters! In this busy world we’re in right now, I ,make it a point to always read what you’ve written (not 100% of the time but most times lol). Thank you for taking the time! But at this issue, the line I appreciated the most was the Bible verse from Colossians. I’ve been looking for that verse for a while and you gave it to me. Thank you! J

    Have a blessed Monday!



    You are so busy and very diverse! How do you do it all?!?!


  6. Raoul

    August 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Sheryl,

    Thanks for the encouragement. Glad I found your mystery verse. It’s a great verse that reminds us of why we do what we do.

    To tell you the truth, I am surprised I accomplish a lot of things. Even my TGIF emails — I honestly wonder where all my ideas come from. I literally (most of the time) write my thoughts down just a few hours before I send them out.

    I’m sure you feel the same way too when you look back at all your achievements. Isn’t it amazing?



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