Wally DuChateau

This columnist is a sugar junkie

I tried to go cold-turkey — boy, did that not work.

 

Myths and misconceptions about addiction

It’s important to remember not all addictions are to drugs.

 

On being stoned: understanding the effects of illicit substances

It’s important to know what these drugs do to your body and mind, even if you don’t use.

 

The dark side of small-town Enumclaw

It wasn’t long ago when white supremacists openly walked down Cole Street.

The draw of Enumclaw, as seen from younger eyes

Everyone knew, or knew of, everyone else. It was a wonderful time.

Seattle continues to grow into its own (Part II)

It’s the very definition of cosmopolitan.

Seattle continues to grow into its own

It’s no Manhattan, but it has its own charm.

Exploring the marvel of YouTube

It’s quite the phenomenon, but the big screen is still where it’s at.

Unlikely New Year predictions

I’ve never been good ad predicting the future, but that doesn’t stop me.

Time to pop the champagne

Recalling my childhood and adolescent celebrations.

A poem for the season

Here’s to happy holidays, no matter what or how you celebrate!

Holiday season romance

It’s only 11 days ‘til Christmas!

Rambling through the scriptures

I’m spiritual, not religious, but I try to read the Bible anyway.

Sharing a delicious Thanksgiving tradition | Wally’s World

The family gatherings and traditions may have changed, but the food is still delicious.

The Midwest votes for Trump | Wally’s World

By now I presume most of you realize my political sentiments, generally lean towards the left. “Generally” is the key word here. On a few… Continue reading

‘tis the season

Fall has come to the Plateau. Let’s celebrate!

Remembering my old friend Duffy

We first met in the mid ‘70s in Seattle’s Blue Moon Tavern, which probably accounts for my lapse of memory.

A few comments about guns | Wally’s World

I’ve always admired guns as finely honed tools; that is, as precisely engineered systems of smoothly operating metal fittings and locks. The fact that “Dirty… Continue reading

Spotting outsiders in our little city

There’s always a way to tell who’s new and who’s ‘in-the-know’ in Enumclaw.

A salute to Silicon Valley

If you want to catch a glimpse of what the future holds for all of us, pay close attention to the hi-tech people in Redmond.