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MARY THELMA BABAROVICH LUVERA 1905 - 2000
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...

MY GRANDFATHER NICOLA LUVERA 1860 -1956
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...

SEATTLE MAYOR DURKAN AND THE CHIEF OF POLICE ARE STILL "MISSING IN ACTION" - LIKE NERO FIDDLING WHILE ROME BURNS
Unless you have been living in a cave, everyone knows about what was called the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" (CHAZ)" and is now known as the "Capitol Hill Occupied protest (CHOP)." The city area involved originally covered six city blocks...

WHERE'VE YOU BEEN?
Ken Burns created a PBS documentary "Country Music" in 2019. The documentary includes the story behind the lyrics of the song, "Where've you been?" The song was released in 1989 and recorded by country music singer Kathy Mattea. It was...

WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR CONDUCT AS CITIZENS & SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS
Mondays killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was another in a long list around the country of questionable killings by police officers of citizens, especially African American citizens. The death of George Floyd caused by police officer Derek Chauvin is...

THE SHOCKING SCENE OF LOOTING, GRAFFITI, BURNING AND VIOLENCE IN SEATTLE
In 1999 the World Trade Organization held a convention in Seattle. But, the convention meeting was quickly overshadowed by street violent protests outside the hotels and convention center. There was rioting, damage to buildings and violence from a crowd estimated...

STOP CLAPPING
Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post wrote a column ďDonít ever be the first to stop applauding.Ē It dealt with the standing ovations for Joseph Stalin out of fear of stopping to applaud his speeches. She describes the consequences for...

THE DYING MAN'S LAST WISH
The dying manís 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,...

DONALD TRUMP ONCE AGAIN CLAIMS POWERS NOT FOUND IN THE CONSTITUTION
Just when I had made up my mind not to write about the coronavirus or President Trump, Mr. Trump has done it again. I can't sit silent when he once again attacks reporters for asking relevant questions with a childish...

SHELTER IN PLACE GETS OLD FAST
For entirely too long the news has only been on two subjects: Donald Trump's press campaign conferences which only bear a resemblance to corona virus news and all the negative reporting the virus. It's very depressing. For lack of something...