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THE DYING MAN’S LAST WISH

THE DYING MAN’S LAST WISH

The dying man’s last wish was to see his son who was in the Marines serving in Iraq. Then one evening a tired and anxious Marine walks up to the man's hospital nurse. Her heart leaps because, finally, the son, her dying elderly patient had been yearning to see,  had been able to return from Iraq just in time for his father's last words. Excitedly, she escorts the man to her patient's room. “Your son is here” the nurse says…

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BEING NICE TO PEOPLE DOESN’T COST ANYTHING & HAS IT’S OWN REWARDS

BEING NICE TO PEOPLE DOESN’T COST ANYTHING & HAS IT’S OWN REWARDS

Skagit County Attorney David Lowell sent an end of the year message as President of the county bar association. He enclosed this story of an experience of  Paul William "Bear" Bryant. Bear Bryant was an American college football player and coach. He was best known as the longtime head coach of the University of Alabama football team. During his 25-year tenure as Alabama's head coach, he amassed six national championships and thirteen conference championships. Here's the story he repeated about an…

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NEW YEAR 2015 REFLECTIONS ABOUT BECOMING A PLAINTIFF’S TRIAL LAWYER

NEW YEAR 2015 REFLECTIONS ABOUT BECOMING A PLAINTIFF’S TRIAL LAWYER

I have written in the past about people who have played a significant role in my life and to whom I am indebted. Http://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2010/01/william-h-taylor-anacortes-coach-and-mentor.html.html  There have also been significant events that played a major role in my development as a trial lawyer. 2015 seems like an appropriate time to reflect upon my good fortune in this regard. I have had a lot of fortunate events in my life but some are particularly noteworthy. Through a series of lucky circumstances I somehow ended up…

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WRONG WAY CORRIGAN & WRONG WAY REIGELS

WRONG WAY CORRIGAN & WRONG WAY REIGELS

Unless you are as old as I am I'll bet you've never heard of "Wrong Way, Corrigan." About 76 years ago, on July 17, 1938 at 5:15 AM a 31 year old pilot, Douglas Corrigan, climbed into the cockpit of his airplane and flew from Brooklyn New York for Los Angeles. At least  he had reported before leaving that Los Angeles was his destination that morning. Instead a little after takeoff the plane turned sharply over the Atlantic ocean and disappeared into…

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A THOUSAND MARBLES

A THOUSAND MARBLES

There is a website that has  some inspriational stories http://www.thestoreofinspiration.com Here's one that has particular meaning to me at age seventy nine (in February): A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward my basement ham radio shack. What began as a typical Saturday morning, turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it. I turned the dial-up into the phone portion of the band on my ham radio in…

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RANDOM QUOTES, NOTES AND IDEAS

RANDOM QUOTES, NOTES AND IDEAS

Well, I've collected some notes from different things I've read so I've decided to share them with you as a random ideas for  whatever benefit you might get from them. Here they are. Wisdom from The Movies Jimmy Stewart played the role of Elwood P Dowd in the 1950 movie, Harvey. Elwood offered up this advice: "in this world, Elwood, you must be – she always called me Elwood – in this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or…

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A STORY OF EXTRAORDINARY LOVE

A STORY OF EXTRAORDINARY LOVE

I am always moved by stories about couples who were so close to one another during life that they die within a short time of one another. Last night,  on the NBC News, there was the story of a couple who fell in love in high school married and lived together for a very long time. When one died the other died within several days. I was reminded of  the story that was  in the be news last year. It…

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF CHARLES SCHULZ

THE PHILOSOPHY OF CHARLES SCHULZ

I came across the following at http://www.rogerknapp.com/inspire/schulzphilosophy.htm and it made me smile plus it was inspirational. So, I’m taking the liberty of sharing it with you. Give the credit to Roger Knapp.   The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read this straight through, and you'll get the point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. 2. Name the last five…

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WILLIAM TAYLOR 1922 -2002 COACH AND MENTOR

WILLIAM TAYLOR 1922 -2002 COACH AND MENTOR

Today, January 24th, is the annversary of the death of a great coach and mentor to me, William Taylor. Many of us can point to one person or perhaps several people who played significant roles in our life. People who made the difference at a tipping point in our lives. Someone whose words or actions changed our attitude and the direction of our life for the better. For me, after my parents, it is a short list of those who…

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UCLA COCH JOHN WOODEN

UCLA COCH JOHN WOODEN

There is a nonprofit organization, Ted Talks, that posts videos of talks by people in different fields. http://www.ted.com/talks One of them is by John Wooden, fomer UCLA basketball coach. Here's an excerpt from his talk. You know a number of years ago, there was a Major League Baseball umpire by the name of George Moriarty. He spelled Moriarty with only one "i". I'd never seen that before, but he did. Big league baseball players –they're very perceptive about those things, and…

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