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Month: October 2017

OUR 2017 AFRICAN SAFARI

OUR 2017 AFRICAN SAFARI

On Thursday, October 19 we flew from Seattle to Dubai on Emirates air. With travel upgrades we were able to enjoy the benefits of first-class travel on Emirates. The airlines provides a chauffeur driven service as part of business and first class flying. They pick you up in Gig Harbor and drive you to the airport plus providing the same service on your return to Seattle The arrangement in first class is really special. We had beds that went flat,…

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IF DIOGENES WERE ALIVE, HE’D STILL BE SEARCHING FOR AN HONEST PERSON

IF DIOGENES WERE ALIVE, HE’D STILL BE SEARCHING FOR AN HONEST PERSON

You've read about Diogenes, the Greek philosopher, also known as Diogenes the cynic." He wondered around ancient Greece carrying a lantern searching for an honest man because he believed there was no such person. Current history, especially political history, makes me worry that Diogenes could be right. We expect honesty and truth from others, but especially our leaders, both political and religious.We read in the Bible: "But, that your yes be yes and you're no, no. For whatever is more…

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POLITICS AND SPORTS – SHOULD THEY BE MIXED TOGETHER?

POLITICS AND SPORTS – SHOULD THEY BE MIXED TOGETHER?

In early September 1814, Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer and amateur poet, accompanied Col. John Skinner to negotiate a prisoner release with several officers of the British Navy. During the negotiations, he and Skinner were informed the British intended to attack the city of Baltimore and Fort McHenry. They were not permitted to leave until the attack was over. They watched the bombardment with apprehension. Inspired by seeing the American flag flying in the morning, after the attack, Key…

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FRIENDS I’VE KNOWN WHO WERE PART OF MY LIFE

FRIENDS I’VE KNOWN WHO WERE PART OF MY LIFE

A short note about people who died this month and who had a role in my life or Lita's.  Toni Hrvatin died October 7, 2005. She was the nanny for the Barnett children and cared for Lita while working for Lita's parents Hollis and Betty.  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  Her full name was Antonia Theresa Hrvatin (Toni) at the age of three arrived in America from Yugoslavia in the early 1920's with…

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