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Month: October 2011

HAPPY HOLLOWEEN

HAPPY HOLLOWEEN

My good friend in New Jersey, Dennis Donnelly sent me this poem which I share with you Haunted Houses by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow All houses wherein men have lived and died Are haunted houses. Through the open doors The harmless phantoms on their errands glide, With feet that make no sound upon the floors. We meet them at the door-way, on the stair, Along the passages they come and go, Impalpable impressions on the air, A sense of something moving…

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FAVORITE QUOTATIONS OF MINE

FAVORITE QUOTATIONS OF MINE

In the 1933 movie In their Own League Tom Hanks as the manager to Gleena Davis star catcher who’s going to quit the team because it’s so hard. He says to her: "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everyone would be doing it. It's the hard that's makes it great.” Mike James when leaving King TV in 1993 to run for office, gave advice to newscasters:  "don't waste the viewer's time. Make sense. Speak English. Use half…

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SHERIFF JOE APAIO & QUEEN CAROLINE

SHERIFF JOE APAIO & QUEEN CAROLINE

I am grateful for the excellent article about cross examination from the Baltimore DailyRecord http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4183/is_20030620/ai_n10056158/entitled“Cross Examining the Mendacious Witness” because of the testimony in a ethics hearing in Scottsdale. Miracopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio testified in a hearing by the Bar Association to discipline the County Prosecuting Attorney and his deputy for their conduct in charging a number of people in authority,including a sitting Superior Court Judge with various crimes as a means of olitical pay back. The good sheriff…

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UCLA COCH JOHN WOODEN

UCLA COCH JOHN WOODEN

There is a nonprofit organization, Ted Talks, that posts videos of talks by people in different fields. http://www.ted.com/talks One of them is by John Wooden, fomer UCLA basketball coach. Here's an excerpt from his talk. You know a number of years ago, there was a Major League Baseball umpire by the name of George Moriarty. He spelled Moriarty with only one "i". I'd never seen that before, but he did. Big league baseball players –they're very perceptive about those things, and…

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Rev. Gerard B. Clenahan, O.M.I.

Rev. Gerard B. Clenahan, O.M.I.

I would be remiss if I didn't note the passing of an extraordinary Catholic priest, Gerry Clenahan who died in Ireland September 20, 2011 at age 89. I just learned of his death. Born in Ireland he joined the Oblate Order and was ordained June 29, 1947 as a priest. He assisted the Oblates of St George Canada in establishing Catholic schools there. Later he went to Alaska to act as pastor at villages where he often traveled by boat…

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A BIRD IN THE HOUSE AND AN UPDATE REPORT

A BIRD IN THE HOUSE AND AN UPDATE REPORT

An update about my medical situation for my friends. I had knee replacement surgery in June of this year to replace a previously implanted knee joint that wore out. Unfortunately, it became infected and in July had to be removed with an antibiotic rod inserted. I then went through antibiotic therapy until October 6th of this year when another surgery to determine if the knee joint could be inserted was performed. However, there was still infection so another antibiotic rod was…

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A NOTE OF REMEMBRANCES

A NOTE OF REMEMBRANCES

A short note about people who died this month and who had a connection to me or my wife. Toni Hrvatin died October 7, 2005. I've published about her before for her role in my wife's family. https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/12/elizabeth-catherine-barnett-1910-1985.html Antonia Theresa Hrvatin (Toni) at the age of three arrived in America from Yugoslavia in the early 1920's with her non-English speaking mother. When they arrived in Tacoma her father met them at the station and took them to their home in Alder. Later…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND WE AREN’T GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE

WASHINGTON D.C.: WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND WE AREN’T GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE

In the 1976 movie by Paddy Chayefsky, Network, actor Peter Finch plays the role of an ex-TV anchor whose mentally ill ravings are exploited by the network for their own profit as he unravels on the air mentally. Finch’s character, Howard Beale, raves into the camera: “Howard:I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth. Banks…

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NAPOLEON October 4, 2008

NAPOLEON October 4, 2008

Our companion and friend for fifteen years, Napoleon, died October 4, 2008. Everyone thinks their dog was special, but this one was special. He really understood what we would say him, was very bright and intuitive as well as a great companion to my wife Lita and Julie who takes care of the house for us. We all were very attached to him and him to us. I was on a trip when he got sick. Lita and Julie had…

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