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Utterly unfeasible? They said it couldn’t be done

Women in Aviation Week is celebrated annually in March. This year it's March 4-10. Aviation history was supportive of it being “utterly unfeasible” for women to become pilots; this …

Elizabeth Jennings Graham: Another unsung woman hero

February being Black History Month, let us not forget that her name was famous among many. But today Elizabeth Jennings Graham, who had a lot to do with the Civil Rights Movement, was until recently …

Our presidential Anthem: ‘Hail to the Chief’

Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 19, so let’s take some time and review the history behind our presidential anthem. We do not know the words per se, but there’s no denying “Hail …

Valentine’s Day through the adventures of Harry Potter

I don’t usually read fiction, especially fantasy books. Although it could be argued I do read a lot about behavioral health treatment articles – maybe some of those would be counted under …

A Senate bill would keep lights on | Darn Wright

Let’s start with a review of 44th District state Sen. John Lovick, a member of the transportation committee and main sponsor of Senate Bill 6288. In December 2023 in one of my opinion …

I shall not pass this way again | Darn Wright

I know the journey and the burdens too well. They lived with me throughout most of my 30 years as a probation and parole officer. In that capacity, I conducted over 10,000 hours of interviewing sex …

We choose what controls us | Darn Wright

“You need to just stop hating.” How often does one hear or give out this so-called stopgap advice? For those of us who are trained to do mental health treatment, more often than not several of …

Have a contemplative Forefathers (Foreparents) Day | Darn Wright

Dec. 21 is the oldest ongoing patriotic commemoration in American history. It’s Forefathers Day; 403 years ago, on Dec. 21, 1620, the Mayflower Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth Harbor and a young …

Snowy mountains, shopping, caroling, Christmas lighting | Darn Wright

At one time it was Lynnwood's Wights. Now it's Woodinville's Molbak's and Ballard's Swansons. But the greatest of them all is still celebrating the holiday season in Leavenworth. After 50 years …

A Christmas family traditional squabble | Darn Wright

The book finally came and, when it did, I was immediately into it. As I read Gerry Bowler's book "The World Encyclopedia of Christmas," I could hear myself saying: Now there's some great Christmas …

Old Christmas traditions can bring merriment | Darn Wright

That are many different holiday traditions not only around the world, but for locals there are several right here in Mill Creek. And two of the big can't-miss ones are the lighting of the large …

Revisiting an earlier pandemic | Darn Wright

There was doom and gloom around the world due to the flu epidemic, killing more and more people every minute. It started in February and, by late November of 1918, the U.S. was battling the …

An empathic and sorrowful understanding | Darn Wright

In 1990, November became Native American Heritage Month. A month where we acknowledge the culture, traditions, and achievements of the original inhabitants and their descendants. With this goal, …

'Goody Two-Shoes' took children seriously | Darn Wright

From Nov. 24 to Nov. 30 is National Book Week, and with this in mind, who of us has not heard the saying "goody two shoes"? Today, those mildly derogatory words are defined by the Oxford Language …

Drivers: Keep lights on for safety | Darn Wright

Driving west to an appointment on 128th Street SE and in a foggy area, I noticed all cars but three, all white ones, had their lights on. I knew the oncoming lights were on for safety because I could …

No mail – low morale | Darn Wright

Those of us who wore an armed forces uniform know when the late evening voice came over the compound loudspeaker “mail call” smiles came to many of our faces. For those who received mail, their …

Navigating through the pain of pregnancy loss | Darn Wright

I will say right up front that this article may bring back some disturbing feelings. If so, consider writing them down or talking to someone. According to the American College of Obstetricians …

Never throw gas onto a fire | Darn Wright

Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, let’s talk about ways to de-escalate a potentially aggressive situation. While serving my pre-retirement years and long before I became a …

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 sitting. God save …

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 at liberty to …

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