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Author: Paul Luvera

Plaintiff trial lawyer for 50 years. Past President of the Inner Circle of Advocates & Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. Member American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy, International Society of Barristers, the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame & speaker at Spence Trial College
THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

Clerow “Flip” Wilson was a comedian and actor best known for his television appearances during the late 1960s and 1970s. From 1970 to 1974, Wilson hosted his own weekly variety series The Flip Wilson Show, and introduced viewers to his recurring character Geraldine. Wilson died in 1998 but his stories of Geraldine have a lesson about current political situations. of today. When I read about the hypocrisy and dishonest explanations for political actions and statements I am reminded of Geraldine’s…

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MARY THELMA BABAROVICH LUVERA

MARY THELMA BABAROVICH LUVERA

On an early Friday morning, July 7th 2000, my mother Mary Thelma Babarovich, died in her sleep at the San Juan Care Center. Her death was not unexpected. After all, she was born on December 28, 1905 and was ninety four years old when she died. She had been in failing health for some time. Her passing was, in fact, a personal blessing to her as she had been ready to meet her maker for some time. She and dad…

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NICOLA LUVERA

NICOLA LUVERA

My paternal grandfather, Nicola Luvera, was born in Valanidi, Calabria Italy November 23, 1860 and died in Anacortes, Washington on July 4, 1956. His father, Paolo Nicola and mother Rosa Luvera were sheepherders and sharecroppers in Gallina Italy. Grandfather worked with his father until he was 16 years old when he moved to Reggio Calabria where a cousin Antonio working in a slaughterhouse. He was able to get a job with his cousin and lived with their  family for four…

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THE GROUP OF AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS & THEIR INVOLEMENT IN POLITICS

THE GROUP OF AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS & THEIR INVOLEMENT IN POLITICS

A minority of American Catholic bishops would deny church communion to president Joe Biden for what they claim is his conflict of position with their interpretation of Church teachings on policies regarding sexuality and abortion. These bishops would deny communion to president Biden and any other politician with views in conflict with  theirs. Why? Well, because they say to receive Communion, which is a central part of the Mass service, Catholics cannot “be conscious of grave sin as it would…

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SOME WORDS OF WISDOM ABOUT LIFE

SOME WORDS OF WISDOM ABOUT LIFE

Here are some quotes about living and life that I find inspirational. I hope you benefit from them as well. While they appear to be simplistic, they are profound enough to meditate upon: When we are surprised by the way people we thought we knew act “Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.” When we are hurt by the actions of others “Some people come into your life as blessings, others come out as…

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“YOUR SON IS HERE”

“YOUR SON IS HERE”

A young marine appeared at a hospital where an old man was dying, while waiting for his son, a marine, to arrive from overseas to see him for the last time. A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to his bedside. Your son is here,” she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed…

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MY TRIBUTE TO LITA BARNETT LUVERA ON HER BIRTHDAY

MY TRIBUTE TO LITA BARNETT LUVERA ON HER BIRTHDAY

For over forty years my essential soul mate and I have been married. She has endured it all with a response of patience, love and understanding. I can say with total honesty and accuracy she has been an equal partner in every achievement I claim for myself . The same is true with regard to every accomplishment we have had professionally, financially and personally. As we are fond of saying “Together we make a winning team.” On February 27th we…

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HOW ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU GROWN WEARY OF THE LIES AND HALF TRUTHS ABOUT FRAUD & THE GENERAL ELECTION?

HOW ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU GROWN WEARY OF THE LIES AND HALF TRUTHS ABOUT FRAUD & THE GENERAL ELECTION?

We just came back from Scottsdale where we have a vacation home. The news is full of the Arizona general ballot recount in Maricopa County. Arizona’s Maricopa County ballots, six months after the 2020 general election, are being examined and recounted by contractors working for a Florida-based company.  Former President Donald Trump claimed without evidence that his loss was marred by fraud in Arizona. Senate President Karen Fann, has ordered a recount. Fann used the Senate’s subpoena power to take…

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E PLUBUS UNUM AND THE HIJAB IN AMERICA: “THE MELTING POT OF THE WORLD”

E PLUBUS UNUM AND THE HIJAB IN AMERICA: “THE MELTING POT OF THE WORLD”

In Philadelphia,  Kimberlie Webb, a practicing Muslim, worked as a police officer. Although she had worked as a police officer since 1995, it wasn’t until years later that she requested permission to wear a religious headscarf or hijab while in uniform and on duty. The headscarf, or hijab, is a traditional head covering worn by Muslim women. The police department denied Webb’s request, but she showed up at work wearing the scarf anyway. Her supervisors told her to go home….

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AN ODE ABOUT COVID

AN ODE ABOUT COVID

  COVID REFLECTIONS Wearing face masks will help us avoid infection Social distancing too, has proven to offer protection Avoiding strangers and crowds is wise, science pleads Common sense dictates we follow where science leads Masks belong on robbers & smiles on humanity Staying home and avoiding others is a threat to our sanity Social distancing is a challenge and is depressing Continual news of  Covids toll is even more oppressing People need to laugh, and they need to cry People…

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