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Lights on for safety bill on hold for now

Now that the 2024 legislative session in Olympia is in the history books, I can't but wonder how many might wonder what happened to Sen. John Lovick’s Senate Bill 6288? But before I answer …

Lights on for safety bill on hold for now

Now that the 2024 legislative session in Olympia is in the history books, I can't but wonder how many might wonder what happened to Sen. John Lovick’s Senate Bill 6288? But before I answer …

Knock-knock: Jokes are in the belly of the holder

April Fool’s Day starts Natural Humor Month and, as I believe, a belly laugh a day keeps the doctors away. “Humor” is a relative word – it’s in the belly of the …

Let’s be open about that forbidden topic

Death. What instantly comes to mind?  I don’t need to read this any further? When will I die? Will it be a slow one? What pain will it have on my loved ones? Where is the …

Introvert or extrovert? I had it all wrong

Since March is the month to explore introverts, I have this to offer: After over 19 years of teaching on the university level and now looking back at my grading process, I know I had it all wrong …

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 …

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 physical therapy elliptical …

Drivers: Keep lights on for safety | Darn Wright

Driving west to an appointment on 128th Street SE in Mill Creek in a foggy area, I noticed all cars but three, all white ones, had their lights on. I knew the oncoming lights were on for safety …

Sign language: The universal form of communication | Darn Wright

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

'Little accidents': Choosing your own colors | Darn Wright

Salvador Dali was right on when he preached: “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” After reading the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) website, I learned …

Sen. John McCoy: A man to emulate

The alarming call came to me on Saturday, June 3. From Sen. John Lovick's voice, I knew right away it was not a call I wanted. In a sad voice, Lovick advised me that he was just informed that …

History of the Unknown Soldier | Darn Wright

With Memorial Day still fresh in our minds, I’d like to share some history on the Unknown Soldier. On a mild October day, I was moved as I witnessed the sentinel pacing his 21 back-and-forth …

Museums are our pop-up books | Darn Wright

I often get "advice" about subjects I should write about. The majority of those suggestions are now filed away in an unremembered place. But when Roy, a colleague, suggested I write something on …

A tumultuous road towards MLK holiday | Darn Wright

The Martin Luther King Jr. federal national holiday coming up lets us think about a civil rights activist assassinated for his activism. He is the only American, other than George Washington, …

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