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Month: August 2018

RETIRED JUDGE HARRY A. FOLLMAN

RETIRED JUDGE HARRY A. FOLLMAN

 Harry Follman died on Saturday August 18th at age 93.Services will be at 11 am Salem Lutheran church in Mount Vernon on September 8th. Harry was admitted to the bar in 1951, eight years before me. We first knew each other as deputy prosecuting attorneys in Skagit County under prosecutor Walter J. Deierlein Jr. Harry was a mentor to me as a new lawyer and taught me much. George McIntosh and Harry were friends who looked out for me. Walter…

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE DEATH OF TRUTH

DONALD TRUMP AND THE DEATH OF TRUTH

In February of this year I lamented the apparent demise of honesty in American government, with particular focus on our president. https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2018/02/public-service-involves-an-obligation-of-honesty-integrity-and-character-whats-happened-to-american-.html Michiko Kakutani has written a book The Death of Truth. It was reviewed by Chris Hayes in the Sunday, July 29 New York Times. Hayes, who is a host of "All In" on capital MSNBC, begins his review: "The president is a liar. He lies about matters of the utmost consequence (nuclear diplomacy) and about the most trivial (his golf…

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MARIJA BABAROVICH 1863 – 1953

MARIJA BABAROVICH 1863 – 1953

My maternal grandmother Marija Babarovich was born September 9, 1863 and died on August 5th, 1953. She died the year I graduated from high school in Anacortes, Washington. Her life story is one of great courage and sacrifice involving immigration to America while not being able to speak English. I've previously talked about that in writing about my mother.https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/07/mary-thelma-luvera-.html.html I remember her vividly. A tall erect woman with hair piled high on her head, she looked regal and carried herself…

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