Like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator Series – “I’M BACK”

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator Series – “I’M BACK”

The explanation for my failure to maintain this site is because of a medical issue. In early April  I was scheduled for an artificial valve replacement. This procedure involves replacing a defective heart valve with a manufactured one. The procedure is known as TAVR for “Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.” It is done by inserting a artificial valve through an artery in the groin and into the heart to replace the defective valve. When successful, it is a matter of a…

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IMAGES OF THE LUVERA FAMILY IN ANACORTES

IMAGES OF THE LUVERA FAMILY IN ANACORTES

Here is a collection of photos from the Anacortes History Museum collection regarding the Luvera family Paul, Anita & Phyllis Luvera  Anacortes High School 1952 varsity basketball team.Pat Adams, sophomore guard Gerald Guthrie, junior guard Tom Rowan, senior guard Bill Card, senior forward Don Francin, freshman forward Dale Brannon, senior forward Paul Luvera, Jr., junior center (No. 88) Jim Berentson, sophomore forward Gale Marrs, sophomore guard Larry Lunsford, senior guard, team captain Gordon Hill, senior guard Duane Breckenridge, senior Coach…

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CHARLES BOB DAVIS March 17, 2022

CHARLES BOB DAVIS March 17, 2022

My friend and long time colleague died early in the morning on St Patrick’s day.  He was not a lawyer, but he taught me more about representing clients then any law professor ever did. Bob was working for an insurance company as an adjustor when I met him in Mount Vernon. I had started a law practice after ending my partnership with Harwood Bannister and Stanley Bruhn. I had no law partners, but I had the good sense to hire…

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HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990 – An Extraordinary Man

HOLLIS BARNETT 1907 – 1990 – An Extraordinary Man

My father in law, Hollis Hall Barnett died in Puyallup, Washington at the age of 83 on March 22nd, 1990. He was a unique and wonderful man. You can read about his extraordinary wife Betty Barnett and more about this couple who I grew to love.  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/03/i-write-this-in-memory-of-my-wifes-father-hollis-hall-barnett-whodied-in-puyallup-washington-on-march-22-1990-at-the-a.html Hollis was born in Buckley, Washington on May 3, 1907 and spent his younger years at Mt. Rainier National Park where his father, Herman “Herm” Burke Barnett, was a National Park Ranger. Hollis…

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STOP THE WORLD – I WANT TO GET OFF

STOP THE WORLD – I WANT TO GET OFF

That was the title of a 1961 Broadway musical production that was later made into a movie.  Given local, national and world events it seems like an appropriate title for our present state of affairs. Locally, we have a “shooting war” going on in Tacoma and Seattle. Graffiti, homelessness and daylight robberies are daily events in these cities.  Nationally, the seat of our government was invaded by a mob determined to overthrow a valid election in Washington D.C. at the…

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PETER BABAROVICH BORN 1861 & DIED IN ANACORTES 1935

PETER BABAROVICH BORN 1861 & DIED IN ANACORTES 1935

My maternal grandfather Peter (Petar) Babarovich died the year I was born – 1935. I was born on February 21st of 1935, but he died a month later on March 5th of that year. As a result, I never knew this unique man. Nonno Babarovich was born April 12, 1861 in the village of Splitska on the island of Brac in Croatia off the coast of Split in the Adriatic Sea. Peter was the second child  of his father, Ernest…

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MATT BROWN APRIL 2, 1934 – FEBRUARY 22, 2022

MATT BROWN APRIL 2, 1934 – FEBRUARY 22, 2022

Matt brown was a childhood friend in Anacortes where we both lived only a few blocks apart. He was born in 1934 and died this month. Matt was born in Montana and was seven years old when his father Ed, bought a lumber company in Anacortes, The Brown Lumber Company. They moved to Anacortes to a large home on 8th street. His mother Alice and Ed had two other children, Charlotte and Barbara. Charlotte married Ed Breckenridge who was a…

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LEGALISTIM, CONDEMMED BY JESUS, IS ALIVE AND WELL IN PHOENIX

LEGALISTIM, CONDEMMED BY JESUS, IS ALIVE AND WELL IN PHOENIX

Legalism in religion condemned repeatedly by Jesus, still persists in some areas of  Christianity today. The media reports a Catholic priest, Father Andres Arango, who served in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, resigned because Phoenix Diocese Bishop Thomas Olmsted  claimed he had performed “invalid baptisms” as a priest for the Diocese for over two decades of baptizing. Why were they invalid? Well, because the Diocese claimed they discovered he had been using  “the wrong phrasing.” Father Arango would…

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THE PERPLEXING REPUBLICAN VIEW OF JANUARY 6TH AS “Persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse”

THE PERPLEXING REPUBLICAN VIEW OF JANUARY 6TH AS “Persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse”

The Republican National Committee  has voted to censure Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for participating in the the House of Representatives inquiry into the January 6th deadly riot at the Capitol. The resolution states that both lawmakers “have demonstrated, with actions and words, that they support Democrat efforts to destroy President Trump more than they support winning back a Republican majority in 2022.” On top of that it goes on to accuse them of “participating in a Democrat-led persecution…

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WILLIAM H. TAYLOR ANACORTES COACH AND MENTOR 1922 – 2002

WILLIAM H. TAYLOR ANACORTES COACH AND MENTOR 1922 – 2002

On January 24, 2002 William “Bill” Taylor died in Anacortes. He was one of Anacortes’s most successful basketball coaches. He also was a positive influence in so many young men’s lives, including mine. He was a great coach and mentor to me. I’ve published a full account of my high school relationship to this great coach and his profound influence in my life: https://paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/01/william-taylor.html . In addition, I published a background of this unique man who was so important in guiding…

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