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Month: November 2021

ARE YOU “MAD AS HELL AND NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE”?

ARE YOU “MAD AS HELL AND NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE”?

A friend sent an article “The Bitter Heartland” by William Galston https://www.americanpurpose.com/articles/the-bitter-heartland/ who sees the dissent and protests of today due to a toxic class resentment. He writes: “They” see “us” as presiding over a long-term decline in their quality of life without lifting a finger to help. Blue-collar wages have stagnated for decades; good jobs for which they are qualified have evaporated. Their suffering went ignored by elites in both political parties until Donald Trump emerged as their champion. They…

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COMPLAINING IS BAD FOR YOUR BRAIN, BUT I’M GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY

COMPLAINING IS BAD FOR YOUR BRAIN, BUT I’M GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY

Not only is complaining terrible for your brain, it is also bad for your health according to research https://m1psychology.com/complaining-is-bad-for-your-brain/ In spite of that, I have some really annoying life events I want to share. To start with, why do the internet company websites have to be so inaccessible to phone contact, cancellation and complaints to customer service? Email is most often not an option or involves a format that doesn’t allow you to discuss your problem. Dealing with a robot…

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REMEMBERING FRIENDS IN NOVEMBER: MICHAEL SCHMITT, JOE VOEGTLIN, JACK DEIERLEIN & JOHN WILSON

REMEMBERING FRIENDS IN NOVEMBER: MICHAEL SCHMITT, JOE VOEGTLIN, JACK DEIERLEIN & JOHN WILSON

November is a time the Catholic Church remembers the dead with a celebration on November 1st and November 2nd. It’s a fitting to remember good people who are no longer with us. Here are a few of these special people who died during this period and who played a role in my life.  The reverend Michael J. Schmitt was born in 1929 in Port Angeles. He died at age 58 on November 10, 1987 in Auburn, Washington in an auto…

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PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA, SR 1898 – 1990

PAUL NICHOLAS LUVERA, SR 1898 – 1990

Today is the anniversary of the death of my father, Paul Nicholas Luvera Sr. He was born on March 25, 1898, he died in Anacortes, Washington on November 4, 1990 at the age of 92. I’ve published details of his extraordinary life many times. See https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/11/dad-1.html for a complete history of his life. Dad was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, the son of Niccola and Fillippa Luvera. His father and oldest brother left for Canada where they worked for the…

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