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Utterly unfeasible? They said it couldn’t be done

Women in Aviation Week is celebrated annually in March. This year it's March 4-10. Aviation history was supportive of it being “utterly unfeasible” for women to become pilots; this …

Elizabeth Jennings Graham: Another unsung woman hero

February being Black History Month, let us not forget that her name was famous among many. But today Elizabeth Jennings Graham, who had a lot to do with the Civil Rights Movement, was until recently …

Our presidential Anthem: ‘Hail to the Chief’

Presidents Day is Monday, Feb. 19, so let’s take some time and review the history behind our presidential anthem. We do not know the words per se, but there’s no denying “Hail …

I don’t usually read fiction, especially fantasy books. Although it could be argued I do read a lot about behavaioral health treatment articles – maybe some of those would be counted …

Hats off to you | Darn Wright

Lewis Caroll’s 1865 “Alice Adventure in Wonderland” met the Mad Hatter at a tea party, but hats have always taken us into a wonderland. On the second floor and riding on a …

We choose what controls us | Darn Wright

“You need to just stop hating.” How often does one hear or give out this so-called stopgap advice? For those of us who are trained to do mental health treatment, more often than not several of …

At one time it was Lynnwood’s Wights. Now it’s Woodinville’s Molbak’s and Ballard’s Swansons. But the greatest of them all is still celebrating the holiday season in Leavenworth. After …

'Little Goody Two Shoes' took children seriously | Darn Wright

From Nov. 24 to Nov. 30 is National Book Week, and with this in mind, who of us has not heard the saying “goody two shoes?” Today, those mildly derogatory words are defined by the Oxford Language …

No mail – low morale | Darn Wright

Those of us who wore an armed forces uniform know when the late evening voice came over the compound loudspeaker “mail call” smiles came to many of our faces. For those who received mail, their …

No mandate to have nine Supreme Court lawyers | Darn Wright

“Oyez, Oyez! Oyez! All persons having business before the honorable Supreme Court of the United States are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the court is now sitting. God save …

Sign language: The universal form of communication

If you want to learn another language, in most cases you have to take a class or log onto a self-teaching course. But the best option is to hang around those who speak or sign the language of …

Who's mentoring artificial intelligence? | Darn Wright

Although it seems to be a common gospel that anything is possible, James Madison wrote in The Federalist in 1789 that, “As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to …

At the Seattle Pickleball Open Tournament opening ceremony at the Lower Woodland Tennis Courts in Woodland Park July 26-30, the emcee brought big smiles of pride to three Snohomish County residents: …

Two home runs from one pitch | Darn Wright

With our youth getting excited about school starting soon, it’s time to think about those unused and somewhere packed away musical instruments and what to do with them. Well, here is a …

Develop your mental fitness: Get involved | Darn Wright

Besides being physically active, it’s wise to snack wisely, take deep breaths, and eat lots of foods such as veggies, nuts, whole grains, legumes, and fruits. Of course, do not use tobacco …

Going up, down, on Leavenworth roller coaster

Last month, when tickets went on sale, my daughter was at her computer and signed up herself, my two granddaughters, and three of the grandparents for passes to where the snow line begins and the …

The evolution of our Constitution | Darn Wright

July 4th was the official day of our country’s birth, and it’s fitting we have some idea of how our country’s 1787 Constitution came to be. The seeds were planted centuries before they grew …

Know thyself through journaling | Darn Wright

It’s a sunglasses day and, with pen and paper ready, this journaling column began. I noticed two women at different tables, and my smiling face saw they had pen in hand and were writing in what …

Jane Austen: How not to be a father | Darn Wright

It's a truth universally acknowledged that when fathers interact with their offspring, they should not be capricious with their playfulness, disciplining, loving, supporting, truthfulness, …

Those awes are all around us | Darn Wright

The doldrum days are out there. If you don’t believe it, turn to Fox News, CNN or just listen to the negative people around you. And to help us turn away from the negative voices, we turn to our …

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