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 By Chuck Wright    Opinion 

Think within your box | Darn Wright

The cliché says to get ahead you must think outside the box. But is this the best advice? Yes, we must be creative if we want to emerge above the horde. By turning to what you... — Updated 11/30/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Time to think about your porcelain throne | Darn Wright

Even with our hectic days, we still make time to just isolate ourselves, and sit down to think over our to-do list. And most of this time can be done while sitting on our white... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Forgotten warriors in a forgotten, on-going war | Darn Wright

I served in Korea for 13 months, five days, nine hours, and 12 minutes, so I'm extremely interested in hearing about that Forgotten War. It's said that our participation in the... — Updated 11/9/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

It was a dark and dreary night | Darn Wright

With the celebration of Halloween earlier this week, many of us still talk about that Oct. 30, 1938, classic Halloween Eve frightful Orson Welles' CBS "Mercury Theatre on the Air"... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Marriage terms: Now where did those come from? | Darn Wright

October is the busiest month for matrimonial bonding. During this month, as you line up to walk down the matrimony aisle to take the vows to merge your life with another, you should... — Updated 10/26/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Through the eyes of man's best friend | Darn Wright

I challenge you before you read any further to close your eyes for a least one minute. Now that your eyes are open again, you may be able to see more clearly what this October... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

38% of states have raised the red flag| Darn Wright

A passing grade is given to only 38% of our states, whereas the other 61% have not even made it into the grading system. This is on account that all but one of these states are on... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Go take a short siesta | Darn Wright

During my years as a supervisor for the Washington State Probation and Parole Department, my staff and I had to constantly come up with solutions to problems. From this, we learned... — Updated 9/28/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

The Day of the Dead is not Halloween | Darn Wright

With Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, Halloween, and All Soul’s Day (Nov. 2), just within reach of a witch broom ride together, let us think about The Day of... — Updated 9/21/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Some suggestions for solving jury duty summons problems | Darn Wright

People not responding to jury duty summons is just another major problem for our justice system. But there may be some simple solutions we can use to correct this problem. Both... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Reevaluating hopelessness | Darn Wright

Editor’s note: This article discusses self-harm. If you are thinking of harming yourself, there are resources. 988 is the new, nationwide, three-digit dialing code for the... — Updated 9/7/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Entering the world of magical thinking | Darn Wright

Sigmund Freud said, “The aim of all life is death.” It’s the drop-off point from the moving conveyer belt of life. That’s a topic many of us do not wish to address.... — Updated 8/31/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Bookish for knowledge | Darn Wright

After reading several of my Darn Wright columns, with one being "Saddle up and go for an equestrian scholarship," a friend texted me: "How do you come up with such a variety of... — Updated 8/24/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Would you take the pill?

It was suggested I read the June 2022 AARP Bulletin’s “Health redefend – Longevity Pill? Maybe” article. I thought about this intriguing presentation and of course I had... — Updated 8/10/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Sports

Recognition for three Mill Creek pickleball activists

While observing the 800 or more players and attendees involved in the four-day annual fundraiser for the Seattle Metro Pickleball Association at Shoreview Park in Shoreline, it was... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

We are the walking wounded | Darn Wright

“I am the voice of Violence. You know me. You do. I’ve made my presence clear though you may pretend otherwise. We need each other, you and I.” – Ellen Hopkins Parents, teac... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

What SCOTUS didn't learn from the 18th Amendment | Darn Wright

Our country just celebrated our Freedom Day, July 4th. Yet, the majority on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), and no surprise to me, has cracked wide open organized c... — Updated 7/6/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Has lying become an American virtue? | Darn Wright

The eminent and baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, by his actions on and off the field, not only showed us how to act, but his words of wisdom can be used to build positive family... — Updated 6/29/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Highway 20: The ride of your life | Darn Wright

A drive on the longest state highway, 436 miles across the northern areas of Washington, can only happen on Highway 20, the Cascade Loop. After traveling east on the Cascade loop,... — Updated 6/22/2022

 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 6/15/2022

 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 6/8/2022

 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 5/18/2022

 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 5/11/2022

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Motherhood in their own words | Darn Wright

May 8 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 5/4/2022


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