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Raoul’s Two Cents: November 30, 2023

Twiddling My Thumbs

The community board meeting dragged on and has just ended; and I’ve been staring at the notes and clippings on my office wall for the last half hour. It’s been another long day and I’m wondering what to write about for this TGIF edition. Should I talk about the birth of Jesus from my readings in the book of Matthew? Joseph was pretty admirable to support Mary through her pregnancy even though he knew the child wasn’t his.

Should I talk about my corgi’s who seemed to have gotten into a fight just moments ago? Everyday they seem to be getting smarter and smarter. I told my wife — “they’re manipulating us humans to behave in their world (not ours)”.

Should I talk about my grand kids whom I tell stories to whenever I pick them up from school? Yesterday and today we talked about parables and fables. They absorb my every word like a sponge. In a few more years, they’ll be on their own and fat chance they will still listen to an old geezer like me. “Brainwash them while you still can” — that’s what I say.

Or maybe I talk about my band and our preparation for a Christmas marathon performance for a nearby retirement home next Tuesday. I’ll be doing my Elvis impersonation. Hope I don’t mess up. But it’s hard to practice because we keep on laughing at my silly impersonation.

How about Buddy, the former atheist? This guy’s going through different and challenging medical procedures every day. I’d have given up a long time ago if I were him.

I could talk about politics (lots of crazy things going on in Palestine, in Ukraine, in Taiwan, in China, in Congress, in the White House) but I don’t want to offend anyone today … tomorrow maybe … but not today.

I’m sure you’ve had days like this — where there are so many things to talk about yet too little to say. Nah! I ain’t gonna talk about any of those things! I’m tired and I’m yawning. I think I’m going to bed.

TGIF people!

Raoul

“She stared at the stars like they were pillow for her mind and in their light she could rest her heavy head.” – Christopher Poindexter

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Original art by Raoul Pascual.

Original art by Raoul Pascual

Parting Shots

Thanks to Tom of Pasadena, CA

Thanks to Art of Sierra Madre. CA

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The Traveling Boy

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3 Comments

  1. Heather

    December 4, 2023 at 11:30 am

    Hey Raoul: I think you need a break from everything. See you in Monday. Heather

    Reply

  2. Tom

    December 4, 2023 at 11:30 am

    Thanks Raoul, great intro. Aubra Mc Donald is new Grand Marshall for Rose Parade. Few know of her but She is a talented and wonderful Singer of Opera and Classical Songs.
    Take Care. Tom of Pasadena

    Reply

  3. Noel

    December 4, 2023 at 11:31 am

    You are correct..talking about religion or politics will nly result in arguments…even gun battles! LOL!!!

    Reply

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