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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 …

Not Mill Creek | Darn Wright

Once again, there they were. Newspapers with bold headlines degrading real estate ads in which those entrepreneurs were trying to envelope our city’s prestigious name into what I consider their …

Stand up for libraries on banned books | Guest View

In Washington and across America, public and school libraries have emerged as the latest battleground in the politically polarized culture war. Look no farther than rural Columbia County in …

Moving forward: Electric vehicles in 2023 | Earth Matters

You have at least one family member, a neighbor, a friend, or a co-worker who already has one. This year, both production and sales of electric vehicles, EVs, are moving forward. The state …

Is music a key? | Darn Wright

Editor’s note: This article references suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, previously known as the …

Grief: The poignant pain | Darn Wright

That poignant pain is around us and, sad to say, within us all. The great American composer Irving Berlin (1888-1989) left us with many memorable songs, and this thought: “The song is ended but …

'Little accidents': Choosing your own colors | Darn Wright

Salvador Dali was right on when he preached: "A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others." After reading the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) website, I learned …

At the opening ceremony of the Lower Woodland Tennis Courts at Woodland Park July 26-30 Seattle Pickleball Open Tournament, the emcee brought big smiles of pride to three Mill Creekers: Sen.John …

Two home runs from one pitch | Darn Wright

With our youth getting excited since school starting soon, it's time to think about those unused and somewhere packed away musical instruments and what to do with them. Well, here is a suggestion …

Develop your mental fitness: Get involved | Darn Wright

Besides being physically active, it's wise to snack wisely, take deep breaths, and eat lots of foods such as veggies, nuts, whole grains, legumes, and fruits. Of course, do not use tobacco …

Last month, when tickets went on sale, my daughter was at her computer and signed up herself, my two granddaughters, and three of the grandparents for passes to where the snow line begins and the …

At some time or another during our work or volunteer times, we all have been victimized by them. Many years ago, when I was a supervisor for Washington's State Probation and Parole Department, I …

Revolutionary patriotism | Moment's Notice | Moment's Notice

“A great democracy has got to be progressive, or it will soon cease to be either great or a democracy.” – Teddy Roosevelt “America the Beautiful” is a tune we all know well. Played at …

What we use to get around Mill Creek | Darn Wright

As you stroll or just sit and watch, it's entertaining to witness the assorted way people meander around Mill Creek. After many hours watching how people were getting around, I found myself …

The evolution of our Constitution | Darn Wright

July 4th is the official day of our country's birth, and it's fitting we have some idea on how our country's 1787 Constitution came to be. The seeds were planted centuries before they grew into …

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 …

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