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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

City council needs more than anecdotal stories | Darn Wright

During a recent Mill Creek City Council Zoom meeting Councilwoman Stephanie Vignal put forth that the city should research the pros and cons of hiring a city social worker. She... — Updated 4/19/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

They are now oh, hum stories | Darn Wright

On March 23 when I finished reading an article in our Snohomish County area newspaper my civic-opinionated brain and my fingers went to work on my computer keyboard. Eight days late... — Updated 4/19/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Identifying, educating and preventing sexual assaults | Darn Wright

Every calendar month and its days are set aside for us to focus our attention on some specific topic, with many of those being bizarre or wacky ones. Be that as it may, additional... — Updated 4/9/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

No longer ricocheting from the glass ceiling | Darn Wright

The battle for the 2021 presidency is now historically behind us. But the mark which Kamala Harris’ has written into our democratic republic’s history is etched in stone. Even... — Updated 3/19/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

It wasn't a doozy | Darn Wright

"It's a humdinger! And you better have lot of 7UP, sports drinks, clear soup broth, popsicles, Jell-O, and several barf bags strategically located throughout your house." After my... — Updated 3/12/2021 Full story

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Stop peeling onions | Darn Wright

When is the last time you remember giving yourself a full body kneading laughing massage? With my blue shiny eyes wide opened, a bright smile lit up my face as I read Friday, March... — Updated 3/5/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Their history is our history | Darn Wright

Fort Pillow State Historic Park seems like a beautiful place to visit and to tent camp or house in our RVs. From the Tennessee Department of Touring this 1,642-arce park is located... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

'Steak' at home leads to dream marriage | Darn Wright

Ancient historians have pinpointed the 496 (ACE) Roman festival as being the time when we had our first Valentine's Day celebrations. Now a mere 1,525 years later we have grown our... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The vaccine is starting to protect us | Darn Wright

Editor’s note: Beacon columnist Chuck Wright recently received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Beacon asked him to share his experience. Most of the process went like... — Updated 2/5/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Most see yellow roses; others see dandelions | Darn Wright

Actor Ben Vereen’s words give us a GPS in respect to the question: What will lead us to a better tomorrow? Vereen’s advice: “If we plant the right seeds, tomorrow will be... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Step back to go forward | Darn Wright

"Just sleep on it." Now what immediately pops into your mind? "Just sleep on it" was advice we all must have been instructed to do by love ones or friends when we had a problem or... — Updated 1/15/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Let's put Washingtonians first

Often when I go out of state to be a keynote speaker or another guest speaker at various conferences I start my address: “I am from another state, and in this case Washington Stat... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Keeping the Claus tradition alive

During Karen's and my planning stages for our 2019 Christmas open house, I was telling Joop Dejone, a very close friend of mine, about our yearly holiday gala and asked him if he... — Updated 12/27/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Keeping the Claus tradition alive

During Karen's and my planning stages for our 2019 Christmas open house, I was telling Joop Dejone, a very close friend of mine, about our yearly holiday gala and asked him if he... — Updated 12/26/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The breath of death | Darn Wright

“They” call it tyrannical behavior, which according to one source is “a cruel or harsh act or proceeding; an arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical action.” In November a... — Updated 12/11/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

It's officially Christmas movie time

'Tis the season of "Joy to the World." Sitting down with friends and loved ones exemplifies the time-honored truism: that the togetherness of watching those oldies-but-goodies... — Updated 12/4/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Science, skills and tenacity are our friends | Darn Wright

HED Science, skills and tenacity are our friends W/PHOTO Courtesy of Chuck Wright Packs of playing cards were handed within jails and prisons to help jog memories of inmates, who... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

From detained to bloodstained | Darn Wright

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and, with this in mind, let’s go back in time and remember those soldiers who were labeled possible enemy agents, but yet still marched forward and... — Updated 11/6/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Hypocrisy revisited | Darn Wright

It will not surprise me there will be lot of raised eyebrows and some highly questionable thoughts and some of you will probably put down or even throw down this Hypocrisy... — Updated 10/16/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The 3 a.m. bailout | Darn Wright

One will receive a lot of thought provoking information from reading material from anthropology, sociology, psychology, theology, political science, poets, philosophers, and the... — Updated 10/3/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Traveling through those darkest stages | Darn Wright

National Suicide Prevention week, Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, reminded us the number one cause of suicide is untreated depression. But on the positive side, around 85% of individuals who... — Updated 10/2/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Remembering the unifying impact of 911 | Darn Wright

The UNITED states. September! The month when together we travel back to that infamous 11th day of 2001. Over the past two years I have opened parts of my Pentagon 9-21 to... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Pandemic doesn't stop our community spirit | Darn Wright

As we walk or jog around Mill Creek, one often goes by a bequeathed memorial bench, remembrances plaque, memorial tree, art piece, picnic table, or flagpole. This community... — Updated 8/21/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | Uproot what is being sowed

I am willing to guess when we ask our citizens what form of government we have, the majority would say a democracy. But this is not what we pledge allegiance to our flag by saying,... — Updated 8/7/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | Bonding through self-quarantine

It could be said that self-quarantine in our abodes can be a time where we have nothing to do, and all day long to do it. But this idea was broken when my wife, Karen, came up with... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

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