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Month: January 2016

ARIZONA AND IT’S POLITICAL CULTURE

ARIZONA AND IT’S POLITICAL CULTURE

We are in sunny Scottsdale, AZ. It is somewhat like visiting another country from a political and cultural standpoint. For example, we have Joe Arpaio, who bills himself as the "America's toughest Sheriff" who, at 83 years of age, is running again for his seventh term. He has reportedly raised $8 million to run for relection as  Maricopa County's Sheriff. But he only has 3.2 million as the race begins because he spent the rest of it. How? According to…

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WILLIAM H. TAYLOR ANACORTES BASKETBALL COACH AND MENTOR TO MANY

WILLIAM H. TAYLOR ANACORTES BASKETBALL COACH AND MENTOR TO MANY

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

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RANDOM QUOTES WORTH SHARING

RANDOM QUOTES WORTH SHARING

I enjoy witty and insightful quotations. Here are a few without any attempt to put them in some logical order but simply represent quotations I liked. 20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the  bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover. (Mark Twain) your attitude is like a box of crayons…

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POLITICS, AMERICAN VALUES & DEMOCRACY

POLITICS, AMERICAN VALUES & DEMOCRACY

As the political candidates for president continue their propaganda trying  to identify with the ideas of voters we hear more conservative agenda's. They try to win over the voting conservatives  by supporting their viewpoints. Around  the world, extremists continue to kill innocent children, women and people all in order to please God. Wars, motivated by religious beliefs, are raging in many parts of the world as well. Crimes against humanity are so common place we read them with the same reaction we have to the reports of traffic accidents or…

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PHYLLIS ENNES LUVERA 1928 – 2013

PHYLLIS ENNES LUVERA 1928 – 2013

My sister Phyllis Ennes died on January 7, 2013. She was the oldest of the three children with Anita Mayer in the middle and I as the youngest. For my previous post about Phyllis see  https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/01/phyllis-luvera-ennes-1928-2013.htm  Born to Paul and Mary Luvera in Anacortes she graduated from Anacortes High School in 1946 with honors and attended the University of Washington where hs obtained a degree in English. In 1953, the year I graduated from high school, she earned a teaching certicate from Western…

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