Mill Creek Beacon - Your Hometown News Source

Articles written by Chuck Wright

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 69



 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 chastised himself, “You must have overlooked... — 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 should we be asking if one of our elected... — 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, or on the battlefields. Please do not leave me beh... — 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 of us have turned into our mothers?  I have often... — 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 Franklin and colleagues’ DNA papers that changed... — 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 their peers’ – Mark Bond, John Stickler, and... — 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 others focused on it. What is it? Of course, it’s t... — 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 many of his military leaders. From his foxhole,... — 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, Feb. 17, as a national holiday. In 1971, the Uniform... — 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 decrease one’s ability to reason. If my definition is... — 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 business.” My mom’s views were, “individually... — 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 gifts. Of course, I am just guessing that it’s... — 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 immediately walked to a table and sat down in a chair so... — 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 were a warm 70 degrees Fahrenheit. After making our... — 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 their daily Mill Creek jobs. One’s outlook and... — 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 sergeant’s whistle to blow, telling it was time to go... — 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 Treat!” When our treats came, we would open the... — 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 Blindness” month is all about. A 3-year-old... — 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 sinister manipulator and serial liar took control of... — Updated 9/20/2019

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

My disturbing Pentagon souvenirs l Darn Wright

It’s September 2019, and once again I am sharing some of my thoughts from my Sept. 21 to Oct. 15, 2001, Pentagon journal. I’m doing this so you can vicariously walk with me as I travel back 18 years to the horrific mass murder... — Updated 9/6/2019

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Fathers are just fine without parity | Darn Wright

Why are all those white vans slowly moving and then stopping at the houses in my hood? As my early morning eyes began to focus I could read the bright colored van signs: Sports equipment bouquets delivered door to door.Tools... — Updated 6/6/2018

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Wearing bright clothing at a crosswalk

While motoring on Village Green Drive, one can see individuals walking, running or strolling hand-in-hand. A lot of these meanderers often stop at a marked crosswalk, then look both ways so they can verify it is safe to enter the s... — Updated 9/15/2017

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

NASA’s radiating star

4-3-2-1 Zero! “God Speed John Glenn!” We all were turned into our black and white, sometimes round circled televisions, to witness this historic moments. During those tumultuous racial and sexist years, we were unaware of the w... — Updated 3/17/2017

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

To serve, protect and save lives

We are over one month into the New Year. What will the rest of 2017 bring? Hopefully, a better public image for our women and men law enforcement officers. May the New Year bring back the salute by aåddressing police officers in M... — Updated 2/3/2017

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

MLK is still with us.

A few weeks ago, I was attending the Riverview School District Office, Duvall, Parent, Teacher, Student Association’s (PTSA) Council’s District Art awards recognition gathering. The artist competition topic was, “What Is... — Updated 1/27/2017

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 07/04/2020 09:07