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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

The wonders of 41-year-old Sue Bird | Darn Wright

A phone call from an avid fan of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Seattle Storm, who happens to be my daughter, Karen Michelle, led to a wonderful July 11th... — Updated 7/23/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Our ferries and alcohol don't mix | Darn Wright

Even though the Washington state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website indicates that every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash, we voters... — Updated 7/16/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Mill Creek Beacon's editor gets us thinking | Darn Wright

Coverage and reporting are most effective if, after a reader puts down the paper, their mind is still on the topic covered by the reporter. This being the case, then Christopher... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A nation looking for its birth date | Darn Wright

Hip, Hip, Hooray! We are heading into July 4th and our nation's 245th birthday! But is July 4th, in fact, our Great Nation's begetting day? Being polite, maybe it's not a good idea... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Fishing in Mill Creek | Darn Wright

To be honest, Mark Twain's famous character, Tom Sawyer, could have been talking about any fisherman (fisherperson?) when he started chapter one in The Adventures of Huckleberry... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

When fathers know best | Darn Wright

For the few who do not have it as a pop-up, I am your alarm. Sunday, June 20, is Dad's Day! This day must be a red-numbered date on all our calendars since it is set aside to focus... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Sunnier times means pickleball time | Darn Wright

Here comes our sunnier times and with the sun shining down on us it's time to once again bring out the pickleball equipment. I'm told the Everett Garfield Park is a designated... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

It's a disorder, but really what is 'IT'? | Darn Wright

Due to their symptoms and a long history of belittling labels, a WWII general slapped these infirmed soldiers. Those GI's, who were assaulted by their superior, belong to a long... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Stop peeling onions | Darn Wright

When is the last time you remember giving yourself a full body kneading laughing massage? With my blue shiny eyes wide opened, a bright smile lit up my face as I read Friday, March... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Let's put Washingtonians first | Darn Wright

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 7/6/2021

 
 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Medal of Honor recipient remains identified

In 1964 our Uncle Sam sent a young 20-year old Army private, who proudly wore on his uniform collar a brass medical symbol, Caduceus (kuh-doo-see-uhs), to Korea. This upstart medic... — Updated 5/14/2021

 
 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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 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

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

 

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