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 By Chuck Wright    News 

His end of watch hasn't ended | Darn Wright

A mentor and close friend died by suicide. There are just too many words, phrases, and sentences that run through my sad, but smiling head. My limited wordage is not even close to... — Updated 2/3/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Opening the doors with education | Darn Wright

With open educational doors they are coming It was women’s rights actives Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) who challenged the male’s hypotheses that women are inheritably unable... — Updated 2/3/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The Holocaust told through 'stumbling stones' | Darn Wright

Jan. 27 marks the anniversary of the Russian Army's liberating the most murderous Nazi death camp: Auschwitz-Birkenau. Now, every year on that date, Holocaust Memorial Day... — Updated 2/3/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

A tumultuous road towards MLK holiday | Darn Wright

The Martin Luther King Jr. federal national holiday coming up lets us think about a civil rights activist assassinated for his activism. He is the only American, other than George... — Updated 1/24/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Do you use Occam's razor? | Darn Wright

It's the start of 2023, and with our tradition of setting New Year's goals, darn right I have a suggestion. How about learning on how Occam's razor can be a tool for you? Many years... — Updated 1/24/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

The seven days of Kwanzaa | Darn Wright

From Dec. 26, 2022 to Jan. 1, 2023, Kwanzaa days will be front and center for many Black Americans. A question now becomes: What do the seven days of Kwanzaa mean? It all began in 1... — Updated 1/7/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

My Christmas train set sublimation | Darn Wright

The Department 56 seasonal tradition setup at Karen and Chuck's house is now going into its third decade. I guess, unconsciously, the seed was planted back when my parents were... — Updated 12/29/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Where would Christmas be without Ebenezer Scrooge? | Darn Wright

It was a normal English cold and hard-breathing smoky day when – 179 years ago, Dec.19, 1843 – people all over were reading, "Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt... — Updated 12/13/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Think within your box | Darn Wright

The cliché says to get ahead you must think outside the box. But is this the best advice? Yes, we must be creative if we want to emerge above the horde. By turning to what you... — Updated 12/9/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Christmas myths and other dubious legends | Darn Wright

It's a BIG RED-letter day on our calendars and in our hearts. Since there are so many folklores and dubious legends about that special day of giving, we can ask: What do we truly... — Updated 12/9/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Have you been to Kwiltalahun Lake? | Darn Wright

In 1990 Congress passed, and President George H.W. Bush signed, a bill dedicating November as National American Heritage Month, with National American Heritage Month Friday, Nov.... — Updated 11/21/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

May we never stop thanking our veterans | Darn Wright

Veterans Day is a time for reflection and continued action. Accordingly, this spirit was reinforced by our political leaders as they addressed the many who attended the Veterans... — Updated 11/11/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Time to think about your porcelain throne | Darn Wright

Even with our hectic days, we still make time to just isolate ourselves and sit down to think over our to-do list. And most of this time can be done while sitting on our white... — Updated 11/11/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Forgotten warriors in a forgotten ongoing war | Darn Wright

I served in Korea for 13 months, five days, nine hours, and 12 minutes, so I'm extremely interested in hearing about that Forgotten War. It's said that our participation in the Afgh... — Updated 11/4/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

It was a dark and dreary night | Darn Wright

As Halloween creeps into the picture, many of us still talk about that Oct. 30, 1938, classic Halloween Eve frightful Orson Welles' CBS "Mercury Theatre on the Air" radio program.... — Updated 10/28/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Where would we be without artists? | Darn Wright

International Art Day is Oct. 25, and it's time to specifically wonder what our life would be without our diverse artists. It's a day to enjoy the various variety of art. Such as... — Updated 10/21/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Marriage terms: Now where did those come from? | Darn Wright

October is the busiest month for matrimonial bonding. During this month, as you line up to walk down the matrimony aisle to take the vows to merge your life with another, you... — Updated 10/16/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Through the eyes of man's best friend

I challenge you before you read any further to close your eyes for a least one minute. Now that your eyes are open again, you may be able to see more clearly what this October... — Updated 10/14/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

38% of states have raised the red flag | Darn Wright

A passing grade is given to only 38% of our states, whereas the other 61% have not even made it into the grading system. This is on account that all but one these states are on the... — Updated 9/30/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

The Day of the Dead is not Halloween | Darn Wright

With Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, and Halloween and All Soul's Day (Nov. 2), just within reach of a witch broom ride, together let us think about The Day of... — Updated 9/16/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

The Evergreen State Fair is back in the saddle

It’s fair time, and this year marks the 113th time the gates have swung open at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. On its first day, Aug. 26, the theme of "The Show Must Go On"... — Updated 9/9/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Some suggestions for solving jury duty summons problems | Chuck Wright

People not responding to a jury duty summons are part of another major problem for our justice system. But there may be some simple solutions we can use to correct this problem.... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Reevaluating hopelessness | Darn Wright

Editor’s note: This article discusses self-harm. If you are thinking of harming yourself, there are resources. 988 is the new, nationwide, three-digit dialing code for the... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Bookish for knowledge | Darn Wright

After reading several of my Darn Wright articles, with one being "Saddle up and go for an equestrian scholarship," a friend texted me: "How do you come up with such a variety of... — Updated 8/26/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Entering the world of magical thinking | Darn Wright

Sigmund Freud said, "The aim of all life is death." It's the drop-off point from the moving conveyer belt of life. That's a topic many of us do not wish to address. Therefore, with... — Updated 8/26/2022

 

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