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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Do you feel yourself languishing? | Darn Wright

One of the ongoing debates within the social sciences and counseling fields has to do with the question of labeling or not labeling a person or a disorder. Overall the people I... — Updated 5/12/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

'Be a good boy' | Darn Wright

What happens when a son listens to his mother? To answer my own question, all Hades can break loose throughout our land. And this is what happened when a son stepped forward to... — Updated 4/30/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

City council needs more than anecdotal stories | Darn Wright

During a recent Mill Creek City Council Zoom meeting Councilwoman Stephanie Vignal put forth that the city should research the pros and cons of hiring a city social worker. She... — Updated 4/26/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

They are now oh, hum stories | Darn Wright

On March 23 when I finished reading an article in our Snohomish County area newspaper my civic-opinionated brain and my fingers went to work on my computer keyboard. Eight days late... — Updated 4/23/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Identifying, educating and preventing sexual assaults | Darn Wright

Every calendar month and its days are set aside for us to focus our attention on some specific topic, with many of those being bizarre or wacky ones. Be that as it may, additional... — Updated 4/9/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

No longer ricocheting from the glass ceiling | Darn Wright

The battle for the 2021 presidency is now historically behind us. But the mark which Kamala Harris’ has written into our democratic republic’s history is etched in stone. Even... — Updated 3/19/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

It wasn't a doozy | Darn Wright

"It's a humdinger! And you better have lot of 7UP, sports drinks, clear soup broth, popsicles, Jell-O, and several barf bags strategically located throughout your house." After my... — Updated 3/12/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Their history is our history | Darn Wright

Fort Pillow State Historic Park seems like a beautiful place to visit and to tent camp or house in our RVs. From the Tennessee Department of Touring this 1,642-arce park is located... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

'Steak' at home leads to dream marriage | Darn Wright

Ancient historians have pinpointed the 496 (ACE) Roman festival as being the time when we had our first Valentine's Day celebrations. Now a mere 1,525 years later we have grown our... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The vaccine is starting to protect us | Darn Wright

Editor’s note: Beacon columnist Chuck Wright recently received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Beacon asked him to share his experience. Most of the process went like... — Updated 2/5/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Most see yellow roses; others see dandelions | Darn Wright

Actor Ben Vereen’s words give us a GPS in respect to the question: What will lead us to a better tomorrow? Vereen’s advice: “If we plant the right seeds, tomorrow will be... — Updated 1/22/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Step back to go forward | Darn Wright

"Just sleep on it." Now what immediately pops into your mind? "Just sleep on it" was advice we all must have been instructed to do by love ones or friends when we had a problem or... — Updated 1/15/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Let's put Washingtonians first

Often when I go out of state to be a keynote speaker or another guest speaker at various conferences I start my address: “I am from another state, and in this case Washington Stat... — Updated 1/8/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Keeping the Claus tradition alive

During Karen's and my planning stages for our 2019 Christmas open house, I was telling Joop Dejone, a very close friend of mine, about our yearly holiday gala and asked him if he... — Updated 12/27/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Keeping the Claus tradition alive

During Karen's and my planning stages for our 2019 Christmas open house, I was telling Joop Dejone, a very close friend of mine, about our yearly holiday gala and asked him if he... — Updated 12/26/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The breath of death | Darn Wright

“They” call it tyrannical behavior, which according to one source is “a cruel or harsh act or proceeding; an arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical action.” In November a... — Updated 12/11/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Hypocrisy revisited | Darn Wright

It will not surprise me there will be lot of raised eyebrows and some highly questionable thoughts and some of you will probably put down or even throw down this Hypocrisy... — Updated 10/16/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The 3 a.m. bailout | Darn Wright

One will receive a lot of thought provoking information from reading material from anthropology, sociology, psychology, theology, political science, poets, philosophers, and the... — Updated 10/3/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Traveling through those darkest stages | Darn Wright

National Suicide Prevention week, Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, reminded us the number one cause of suicide is untreated depression. But on the positive side, around 85% of individuals who... — Updated 10/2/2020

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Remembering the unifying impact of 911 | Darn Wright

The UNITED states. September! The month when together we travel back to that infamous 11th day of 2001. Over the past two years I have opened parts of my Pentagon 9-21 to... — Updated 9/11/2020

 

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