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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Now, why didn't I think of that?

Ever since my Darn Wright column in the June 21, 2021, Mill Creek Beacon, “Sunnier times means pickleball time,” hit the newsstand, pickleball has been a hot topic. I discussed... — Updated 1/20/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Names and statues must empower our values

Standing inside of St. Mary's Anglican Church in Battersea, London, looking at the crypt and then looking up at the stained glass window that had a colorful side view of a general i... — Updated 1/12/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The plane truth about Paine Field's noise

It was a dark and dreary 3 a.m., and I was drifting in and out of sleepiness when I again felt those unsettling piercing engines from another one of those landing airships. My... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Taking control by smartly challenging your principles

2021 was an isolationist year full of “don’t do this,” rather than “do this.” Maybe 2021 will go down into our history books as “The Lost Year”? With those “Lost... — Updated 12/31/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Are you a real Christmas aficionado?

Get your pencil in hand. Or better yet, get your indelible pen and paper out and take this Christmas quiz to verify that you can pass as one of the greatest Christmas aficionados!... — Updated 12/23/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Christmas can be a time of mixed emotions

Are you, or is someone you know, missing a deceased love one or a beloved pet more than usual? During this time of year, do you feel out of sync with the rest of the world? It's... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Becoming a Santa team member

Over the decades there have been many supportive Santa letters, and here is one of those many. I have taken the liberty to shorten this Santa team member’s support letter that... — Updated 12/17/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Our 1st social media was Christmas cards

Those days of yesteryear are now in our history books. I am talking about the times when we would get Christmas mail twice daily, which included Sundays, hand-delivered by a... — Updated 12/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Last minute bailout from a sinking ship | Darn Wright

If we were alive back on April 15, 1912, how many of us Mill Creek residents would have approved of this type of a letter? “The White Star Line is grateful for you Captain Edward... — Updated 12/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A Native American became vice president | Darn Wright

California’s Sen. Kamala Harris made history as the first woman to serve as our country’s vice president, but a Native American was the first non-white to be elected to that... — Updated 11/19/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Circle the month of November in blue

“My A1C is just a little north of 6.4.” “Well, my FBST is well below 6%.” One of the three women, who was clearly pregnant, jumped in and said, “I am ecstatic that... — Updated 11/12/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Life changes due to a 'friendly bomb' | Darn Wright

Veteran’s Day is on Thursday, Nov. 11, so let us examine the fact that, as our nation’s battles keep rolling on, so do the medics’ “meat wagons” continue to evacuate those... — Updated 11/5/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The Reptilian State | Darn Wright

A lot of negative press is coming out about the state the stork dropped me into, which houses our country’s most diversified reptiles, and even is nicknamed the “Reptile... — Updated 10/29/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Spook-triffic Halloween times | Darn Wright

Today, let's witch-broom ride two years back in time and look at a specific day before we were hit by the gloom and doom of the microscopic Coronavirus – COVID-19 – that would... — Updated 10/22/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Teaching critical race opinions or conjectures | Darn Wright

1984 opened our minds to the fact that “In the wrong hands – in Big Brother’s hands – all the control over our history, our past, makes it much easier to correct not only... — Updated 10/15/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A shot against proven medical advice | Darn Wright

Due to the overwhelming medical advice at the beginning of the worst pandemic since 1918, and to protect every resident and city employee, our Mill Creek elected officials... — Updated 10/10/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A heavy heart is not a taboo | Darn Wright

Who amongst us has not watched a movie, read a book, or caught a play when our emotions were more than we cared to deal with, so we immediately stopped watching or reading the... — Updated 10/1/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A faithful Mexican-Texan soldier | Darn Wright

I was at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, about 50 years ago for my Army Combat Medic Training when three peers and I visited the Alamo. I was taken aback and extremely... — Updated 9/24/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

In search of Mill Creek's history | Darn Wright

On Sept. 30, 1983, 1.92 square miles became a city, but my search on how this happened has been a long, drawn-out adventure. And, like using a fading flashlight's limited beam, I... — Updated 9/17/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Unmasking the falsehoods around wearing masks | Darn Wright

How dare the government of the free take my parental rights away, such as making me send my daughter to school to be brainwashed that she is equal to my son? How dare the... — Updated 9/10/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

We responded to our nation's 9-11 call | Darn Wright

Over the past two years I have opened parts of my @Pentagon 9-21 to [email protected] mental health professional (MHP) volunteer journal to my DARN WRIGHT readers. Now, following this... — Updated 9/3/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A labor of love and compassion | Darn Wright

It's only fitting with Labor Day in view on Sept. 6 that we discuss the woman who is credited with ending child labor, for the establishment of safer working conditions, fair wages... — Updated 9/3/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Reading comics in public, oh my! | Darn Wright

When I was just a youngster, my mother would let us read the daily newspaper comics, but it was a no no for her three boys to even think about reading those communistic and... — Updated 8/27/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Those who excel should all be acknowledged | Darn Wright

Mask? No mask? Is there going to be classroom teaching? Or is teaching again through Zoom? No matter how we do it, teachers will be there for their students. As the school year... — Updated 8/13/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Major League Baseball owners have it right | Darn Wright

The doctored-up ball leaves the pitcher's hand, and it's whirling around at 102 mph as it crosses the plate. The white ball is met by forces from a wooden bat, which instantly... — Updated 8/6/2021

 

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