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The work from the latest Washington State Legislature is now in the history books. And what did our 44th District Sen. John Lovick accomplish for us and our community? Being one of our current …

Lights on for safety bill on hold for now

Now that the 2024 legislative session in Olympia is in the history books, I can't but wonder how many might wonder what happened to Sen. John Lovick’s Senate Bill 6288? But before I answer …

Yes, I know we are quarter of our way into 2024, but it’s never too late to make more 2024 resolutions. After reading Kate Colvin’s “Seven Tips to Keep You Feeling Your …

Lights on for safety bill on hold for now

Now that the 2024 legislative session in Olympia is in the history books, I can't but wonder how many might wonder what happened to Sen. John Lovick’s Senate Bill 6288? But before I answer …

Knock-knock: Jokes are in the belly of the holder

April Fool’s Day starts Natural Humor Month and, as I believe, a belly laugh a day keeps the doctors away. “Humor” is a relative word – it’s in the belly of the …

Let’s be open about that forbidden topic

Death. What instantly comes to mind?  I don’t need to read this any further? When will I die? Will it be a slow one? What pain will it have on my loved ones? Where is the …

She was the Thorpe, Ruth and Nicklaus of sports

We talk about Jim Thorpe, Babe Ruth Jr. (The Babe), and Jack Nicklaus, but do you know the greatest athlete of them all? After reading Gene Schoor’s “Babe” Didrikson: The …

Introvert or extrovert? I had it all wrong

Since March is the month to explore introverts, I have this to offer: After over 19 years of teaching on the university level and now looking back at my grading process, I know I had it all wrong …

Quilting is a form of art

Like any artistic medium, a creator may never know how their creative weight will change the world. An example: quilters. Rather than those journaling an emotional memory or talking about a social …

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 …

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