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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

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... — Updated 1/24/2023

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

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... — Updated 12/29/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Where would Christmas be without Ebenezer Scrooge? | Darn Wright

It was a normal English cold and hard-breathing smoky day when – 179 years ago, Dec.19, 1843 – people all over were reading, "Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt... — Updated 12/13/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Christmas myths and other dubious legends | Darn Wright

It's a BIG RED-letter day on our calendars and in our hearts. Since there are so many folklores and dubious legends about that special day of giving, we can ask: What do we truly... — Updated 12/9/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The expanding, enduring ways of a dad | Darn Wright

In 1910, the USA began to actively have a special day for papas, and with this came Father’s Day. This time was put aside to recognize the important roles fathers play in the... — Updated 6/10/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Who is a law-abiding citizen? | Darn Wright

“If you pass gun laws, you’ll be taking away guns from law-abiding citizens.” That is the common mantra from many who do not want any common-sense gun safety laws. This... — Updated 6/3/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Winning should be accepted with modesty | Darn Wright

For a lot of us, our phones’ alert signal will be going off early on the morning of June 4, 2022. The “pop-up” will, reinforce it’s the day we have been on “pin and... — Updated 5/25/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

What would a 'reasonable and prudent' person believe? | Darn Wright

It is just unreasonable to have a justice system because the word “justice” is hopelessly undefinable. In my 40-plus years of working in the various portions of our judicial... — Updated 5/13/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Open up your curtains to the world | Darn Wright

Many of us know the saying “any excuse will work.” With this jingle ringing in your minds, what are the excuses you use to motivate you to make your bed and open your curtains... — Updated 5/6/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Saddle-up and go for an equestrian scholarship | Darn Wright

Darn Wright Chuck Wright My findings support Washington has a horse population around 250,000, making it home to the third most horses in the western half of the United States and... — Updated 4/29/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Motherhood in their own words | Darn Wright

May 13 is Mother’s Day, and this special day is set aside to honor all our mothers. “We’re not spending a day apart until (Alexis Olympia is) 18…When I’m too anxious I... — Updated 4/29/2022

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

We must reduce alcohol abuse | Darn Wright

When I read our nation's stories about alcohol dependency I drifted back to that historical day of Dec. 18, 1620. For those who do not remember that's when the Mayflower landed in w... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 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

 

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