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 By Chuck Wright    News 

No mandate to have nine Supreme Court lawyers | Darn Wright

“Oyez, Oyez! Oyez! All person having business before the honorable Supreme Court of the United States are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the court is now... — Updated 9/29/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Sign language: The universal form of communication | Darn Wright

If you want to learn another language, in most cases you have to take a class or log onto a self-teaching course. But the best option is to hang around those who speak or sign the... — Updated 9/28/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Who's mentoring artificial intelligence? | Darn Wright

Although it seems to be a common gospel that anything is possible, James Madison wrote in The Federalist in 1789 that, "As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is... — Updated 9/22/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Is music a key? | Darn Wright

Editor’s note: This article references suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network,... — Updated 9/8/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Not Mill Creek | Darn Wright

Once again, there they were. Newspapers with bold headlines degrading real estate ads in which those entrepreneurs were trying to envelope our city’s prestigious name into what I... — Updated 9/8/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Grief: The poignant pain | Darn Wright

That poignant pain is around us and, sad to say, within us all. The great American composer Irving Berlin (1888-1989) left us with many memorable songs, and this thought: “The son... — Updated 9/1/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

March on: Let the truth be told

Sixty years ago, well over a quarter of a million freedom marchers from red and blue states peacefully paraded to Washington, D.C. Using their First Amendment rights, people... — Updated 9/1/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

'Little accidents': Choosing your own colors | Darn Wright

Salvador Dali was right on when he preached: "A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." After reading the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)... — Updated 8/25/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Pickleball providing economic boost to Puget Sound | Darn Wright

At the opening ceremony of the Lower Woodland Tennis Courts at Woodland Park July 26-30 Seattle Pickleball Open Tournament, the emcee brought big smiles of pride to three Mill... — Updated 8/18/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Two home runs from one pitch | Darn Wright

With our youth getting excited since school starting soon, it's time to think about those unused and somewhere packed away musical instruments and what to do with them. Well, here... — Updated 8/11/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Develop your mental fitness: Get involved | Darn Wright

Besides being physically active, it's wise to snack wisely, take deep breaths, and eat lots of foods such as veggies, nuts, whole grains, legumes, and fruits. Of course, do not use... — Updated 8/4/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Mill Creekers gather for National Night Out

It was 78 degrees at about 5:15 in the evening Aug. 1 when over 250 Mill Creek neighbors started to gather at Buffalo Park just south on 44th Avenue SE. Not only were close-by resid... — Updated 8/2/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Going up, going down, on Leavenworth roller coaster | Darn Wright

Last month, when tickets went on sale, my daughter was at her computer and signed up herself, my two granddaughters, and three of the grandparents for passes to where the snow line... — Updated 7/28/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

What we use to get around Mill Creek | Darn Wright

As you stroll or just sit and watch, it's entertaining to witness the assorted way people meander around Mill Creek. After many hours watching how people were getting around, I... — Updated 7/14/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The evolution of our Constitution | Darn Wright

July 4th is the official day of our country's birth, and it's fitting we have some idea on how our country's 1787 Constitution came to be. The seeds were planted centuries before... — Updated 7/7/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Know thyself through journaling | Darn Wright

The setting is Town Center in Mill Creek, it's a sunglasses day and, with pen and paper ready, this journaling article began. I noticed two women at different tables, and my... — Updated 6/30/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Jane Austen: How not to be a father

It's a truth universally acknowledged that when fathers interact with their offspring, they should not be capricious with their playfulness, disciplining, loving, supporting, truthf... — Updated 6/23/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

For those who served, no vacancies | Darn wright

According to a post on the City of Mill Creek's website: "There is currently no additional space at this time. We will reopen the application process once the monument is able to... — Updated 6/16/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Those awes are all around us | Darn Wright

The doldrum days are out there. If you don't believe it, turn to Fox News, CNN or just listen to the negative people around you. And to help us turn away from the negative voices,... — Updated 6/9/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Sen. John McCoy: A man to emulate

The alarming call came to me on Saturday, June 3. From Sen. John Lovick's subdued voice, I knew right away it was not a call I wanted. Lovick told me that he was just informed that... — Updated 6/8/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

History of the Unknown Soldier | Darn Wright

On a mild October day, I was moved as I witnessed the sentinel pacing his 21 back-and-forth steps with absolute precession in front of the unknown soldier monuments of World War I,... — Updated 6/2/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Welcome news: New police training center opens | Darn Wright

It could be headlines in papers throughout our nation: We need more cops! Based on information from the Police Executive Research Forum, there is an overall 3.5% decrease in... — Updated 5/26/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

It's more than the baby blues | Darn Wright

Please consider this advice: If you think you are having postpartum depression, call your health-care provider. In the first of this two-part series, we discussed the days and up... — Updated 5/19/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Is it the postpartum baby blues? | Darn Wright

This is the first of a two-part series covering some of the complex, and not really understood, notable maternal problems. And this is a reminder that those with any of the below... — Updated 5/10/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    News

Tulip tour: Surrounded by a potpourri of colors and smells

After a 45-minute road trip to a 54-degree, bright sunny, fluffy white-cloud Wednesday morning, we guests were greeted by those bright rainbow of Skagit Valley's Banja Lukas, Ad... — Updated 5/10/2023

 

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