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Know thyself through journaling | Darn Wright

The setting is Town Center in Mill Creek, it's a sunglasses day and, with pen and paper ready, this journaling article began. I noticed two women at different tables, and my smiling face saw they …

Jane Austen: How not to be a father

It's a truth universally acknowledged that when fathers interact with their offspring, they should not be capricious with their playfulness, disciplining, loving, supporting, truthfulness, …

For those who served, no vacancies | Darn wright

According to a post on the City of Mill Creek's website: "There is currently no additional space at this time. We will reopen the application process once the monument is able to be expanded." In …

Those awes are all around us | Darn Wright

The doldrum days are out there. If you don't believe it, turn to Fox News, CNN or just listen to the negative people around you. And to help us turn away from the negative voices, we turn to our awes …

History of the Unknown Soldier | Darn Wright

On a mild October day, I was moved as I witnessed the sentinel pacing his 21 back-and-forth steps with absolute precession in front of the unknown soldier monuments of World War I, World War II, and …

It could be headlines in papers throughout our nation: We need more cops! Based on information from the Police Executive Research Forum, there is an overall 3.5% decrease in staffing among police …

Is it the postpartum baby blues? | Darn Wright

This is the first of a two-part series covering some of the complex, and not really understood, notable maternal problems. And this is a reminder that those with any of the below symptoms or any …

Is cheerleading a sport? | Darn Wright

Members of the 16-person Jackson High School cheerleading team are shining examples of athletes. How about a little history of these sideline athletes? Well, cheerleading’s roots date all the …

A big tip for you | Darn Wright

Over the past few months, I have read various opinions on the pros and cons of tipping, and one written by Nathaniel Meyersohn on CNN March 25, “Customers now face a radically different tipping …

A notion: Poetry should put us in motion | Darn Wright

Over 50 types of poetry! That is what I found when I entered the world of poetry in order to address April being National Poetry Month. We students at our Catholic schools can be grateful the good …

Museums are our pop-up books | Darn Wright

I often get "advice" about subjects I should write about. The majority of those suggestions are now filed away in an unremembered place. But when Roy, a Mill Creek colleague, suggested I write …

Is it still a joke if it's not told? | Darn Wright

By Chuck Wright HED Is it still a joke if it’s not told? Often, I have to smile when I hear people spouting off about research. It seems that with every statement that is not researched …

What the heck is House Bill (HB)1670, now in committee in the Legislature? It’s a tax increase bill. Here is some history around the no more than 1% property increase. In 2001, Tim Eyman, an …

A comedy turns into a national tragedy | Darn Wright

It's Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 20, and to help us reflect we'll go back to the time a comedy turned into a nation tragedy. John T. Ford was a risk-taking entrepreneur when, in 1861, he …

Let the Valentine's Day arrows fly | Darn Wright

Cupid draw back your bow And let your arrow go Straight to my lover's heart for me, for me. For many of us, Music Hall of Famer Sam Cooke's 1966 lyrics still can dance in our heads. As we …

His end of watch hasn't ended | Darn Wright

A mentor and close friend died by suicide. There are just too many words, phrases, and sentences that run through my sad, but smiling head. My limited wordage is not even close to how I wish to …

Opening the doors with education | Darn Wright

With open educational doors they are coming It was women’s rights actives Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) who challenged the male’s hypotheses that women are inheritably unable to learn math, …

The Holocaust told through 'stumbling stones' | Darn Wright

Jan. 27 marks the anniversary of the Russian Army's liberating the most murderous Nazi death camp: Auschwitz-Birkenau. Now, every year on that date, Holocaust Memorial Day acknowledges that …

Do you use Occam's razor? | Darn Wright

It's the start of 2023, and with our tradition of setting New Year's goals, darn right I have a suggestion. How about learning on how Occam's razor can be a tool for you? Many years ago, while …

My Christmas train set sublimation | Darn Wright

The Department 56 seasonal tradition setup at Karen and Chuck's house is now going into its third decade. I guess, unconsciously, the seed was planted back when my parents were very poor and, for …

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