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 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 9/22/2020

 
 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

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Passing on our nation's DNA

On July 4 we came together and celebrated our democratic republic’s 244th birthday. Viewing this hallmark occasion, it is advantageous for us to review a small event that has led... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright: Why are there no graduation cards?

Let us visualize together a highly frustrated male wandering around several local community shops, and then doing so throughout most of the “all service” stores. As he does, he... — Updated 6/19/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | With his eyes wide-open

What would all the finger-chattering be by Twitter, if a successful community high school soccer coach was hired to be our Olympics swim team’s head coach? Now be realistic. What... — Updated 6/5/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright: Please do not leave me behind

As an Army medic veteran, oftentimes with great sadness, and now maybe more so with Memorial Day in focus, I am obsessed by a whispering, begging voice: “I was lost on the water,... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | We carry our mom's voice everywhere

As the months are pulled from my calendar it seems I am turning more and more into my mother. Things she wanted me to learn are now creeping back into my daily thinking. How many... — Updated 5/1/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | A super sleuth and his volunteer team

International DNA Day is on April 25. It is a day to commemorate when the scientific journal, Nature, in 1953 published James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind... — Updated 4/20/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | Freedom of the press and free choice

Fred Fillbrook, the View’s owner and publisher, has my compliments and many others for over 28 years of using his 1st Amendment rights. If one or more city councilmembers follow... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | Self-quarantine fever

Almost 24 hours a day it’s discussed on every major television station. Our friends are constantly talking about it. Even when we are using social distancing, one can overhear oth... — Updated 3/23/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | Hypocrisy is as American as apple pie

In all probability, it was in Rick Atkinson’s book “Day of Battle” where I read about a G.I. on the front lines during World War II who wrote home discussing the hypocrisy of... — Updated 3/10/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | Our presidents are not equal

We are just coming off of celebrating Presidents Day so let’s look back at how this holiday came to be. The 1885 Congress established President George Washington’s Birthday,... — Updated 3/1/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | How do I love thee?

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” I believe love is an emotional process, which has many levels, and can be directed at many things. It also has the power to... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | Walking out of the shadows

It was all around me, but it was subtle in our household. My mother was an Oklahoman southerner who was raised by a father who “had to be a KKK member if he wanted to stay in... — Updated 1/17/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Ciaravino's belated Christmas gifts need more debate | Darn Wright

Just in time for a belated Christmas, our new Mill Creek City Manager, Michael Ciaravino, has proposed that our elected officials on city council give him a few late Christmas... — Updated 1/9/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | Wall of Confucianisms or Yogi-isms

On a 48-degree, normal rainy, grayish-white sky day, and being a real Washingtonian, I walked into the Town Center’s Starbucks wearing my summer shorts. When I entered I... — Updated 12/24/2019

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

DARN WRIGHT | A small lit Tannenbaum saved our Christmas

It was our hopeful time of night and everyone was leaving their half-moon shaped, corrugated, galvanized steel, 20 x 48 feet Quonset huts which we called “our hooches” that... — Updated 12/6/2019

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright: Mill Creekers deserve our perpetual thank you

On a yearly basis our city leaders are consistent with their formal rollout “thank you” to our city staff members and volunteers, but after doing their duty they go on with... — Updated 11/15/2019

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | A doggone good Veteran's Day tale

It was another grayish darkened day as they waited in the soupy muddy, varmint infested four-foot-wide trenches. Their hearts beating faster and faster as they waited for the... — Updated 11/1/2019

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Hed: Darn Wright | Tricky, but maybe a treat 

It was one of those old days (nights) when the group of us ghosts, scarecrows, clowns, goddesses, and queens-dressed teenagers were still going door to door and yelling “Trick or... — Updated 10/18/2019

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright | Blindness can lead to a vision

Before you read further I challenge you to close your eyes and slowly count to 100. Now that your eyes are wide open again you may be able to see more clearly what this “October... — Updated 10/5/2019

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Darn Wright l In the grasp of our past

Often current history is a mirror of our past events. Can it be that our present political situations are supporting this notion?  Keeping history in mind, let’s review how a sin... — Updated 9/20/2019

 

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