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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

Teaching critical race opinions or conjectures | Darn Wright

1984 opened our minds to the fact that “In the wrong hands – in Big Brother’s hands – all the control over our history, our past, makes it much easier to correct not only... — Updated 10/15/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A shot against proven medical advice | Darn Wright

Due to the overwhelming medical advice at the beginning of the worst pandemic since 1918, and to protect every resident and city employee, our Mill Creek elected officials... — Updated 10/10/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A heavy heart is not a taboo | Darn Wright

Who amongst us has not watched a movie, read a book, or caught a play when our emotions were more than we cared to deal with, so we immediately stopped watching or reading the... — Updated 10/1/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A faithful Mexican-Texan soldier | Darn Wright

I was at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, about 50 years ago for my Army Combat Medic Training when three peers and I visited the Alamo. I was taken aback and extremely... — Updated 9/24/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

In search of Mill Creek's history | Darn Wright

On Sept. 30, 1983, 1.92 square miles became a city, but my search on how this happened has been a long, drawn-out adventure. And, like using a fading flashlight's limited beam, I... — Updated 9/17/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Unmasking the falsehoods around wearing masks | Darn Wright

How dare the government of the free take my parental rights away, such as making me send my daughter to school to be brainwashed that she is equal to my son? How dare the... — Updated 9/10/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

We responded to our nation's 9-11 call | Darn Wright

Over the past two years I have opened parts of my @Pentagon 9-21 to [email protected] mental health professional (MHP) volunteer journal to my DARN WRIGHT readers. Now, following this... — Updated 9/3/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A labor of love and compassion | Darn Wright

It's only fitting with Labor Day in view on Sept. 6 that we discuss the woman who is credited with ending child labor, for the establishment of safer working conditions, fair wages... — Updated 9/3/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Reading comics in public, oh my! | Darn Wright

When I was just a youngster, my mother would let us read the daily newspaper comics, but it was a no no for her three boys to even think about reading those communistic and... — Updated 8/27/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Those who excel should all be acknowledged | Darn Wright

Mask? No mask? Is there going to be classroom teaching? Or is teaching again through Zoom? No matter how we do it, teachers will be there for their students. As the school year... — Updated 8/13/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Major League Baseball owners have it right | Darn Wright

The doctored-up ball leaves the pitcher's hand, and it's whirling around at 102 mph as it crosses the plate. The white ball is met by forces from a wooden bat, which instantly... — Updated 8/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Our history of trying to holster guns | Darn Wright

“If guns don’t kill people, why do mass killers arm themselves with guns?” DaShanne Stokes’ gun violence question would have fit nicely into Joseph Connor’s article,... — Updated 7/30/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The wonders of 41-year-old Sue Bird | Darn Wright

A phone call from an avid fan of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Seattle Storm, who happens to be my daughter, Karen Michelle, led to a wonderful July 11th... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Our ferries and alcohol don't mix | Darn Wright

Even though the Washington state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website indicates that every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash, we voters... — Updated 7/16/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Mill Creek Beacon's editor gets us thinking | Darn Wright

Coverage and reporting are most effective if, after a reader puts down the paper, their mind is still on the topic covered by the reporter. This being the case, then Christopher... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A nation looking for its birth date | Darn Wright

Hip, Hip, Hooray! We are heading into July 4th and our nation's 245th birthday! But is July 4th, in fact, our Great Nation's begetting day? Being polite, maybe it's not a good idea... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Fishing in Mill Creek | Darn Wright

To be honest, Mark Twain's famous character, Tom Sawyer, could have been talking about any fisherman (fisherperson?) when he started chapter one in The Adventures of Huckleberry... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

When fathers know best | Darn Wright

For the few who do not have it as a pop-up, I am your alarm. Sunday, June 20, is Dad's Day! This day must be a red-numbered date on all our calendars since it is set aside to focus... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Sunnier times means pickleball time | Darn Wright

Here comes our sunnier times and with the sun shining down on us it's time to once again bring out the pickleball equipment. I'm told the Everett Garfield Park is a designated... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

It's a disorder, but really what is 'IT'? | Darn Wright

Due to their symptoms and a long history of belittling labels, a WWII general slapped these infirmed soldiers. Those GI's, who were assaulted by their superior, belong to a long... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Medal of Honor recipient remains identified

In 1964 our Uncle Sam sent a young 20-year old Army private, who proudly wore on his uniform collar a brass medical symbol, Caduceus (kuh-doo-see-uhs), to Korea. This upstart medic... — Updated 5/14/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Do you feel yourself languishing? | Darn Wright

One of the ongoing debates within the social sciences and counseling fields has to do with the question of labeling or not labeling a person or a disorder. Overall the people I... — Updated 5/12/2021 Full story

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

'Be a good boy' | Darn Wright

What happens when a son listens to his mother? To answer my own question, all Hades can break loose throughout our land. And this is what happened when a son stepped forward to... — Updated 4/30/2021

 
 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 4/26/2021

 
 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 4/23/2021

 

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