Wally DuChateau

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.

An all-American Rockwell scene

I’m not a farmer — I suspect you already know that — but I live on three acres and, given the price of hay trucked from Yakima, there are farmers in the Krain area willing to cut and bale my field.

The times, they are a-changin’

My friends, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is advancing in such leaps and bounds it boggles my imagination.

What’s new on Cole St? | Wally’s World

To begin, we have “Ann’s Fudge and Bakery,” which offers a wonderfully enticing selection of baked, creative confections.

A taste of Krain history, from its dive-bar days

I first went in the place one winter’s evening when I was 8 or 9 years old.

One almond latte, if you please | Wally’s World

There was a time in the distant past when a friend and I opened a coffeehouse in Richmond, Virginia. We called it the “Rhinoceros” and,… Continue reading

Adding to the local mix | Wally’s World

Well, if you’ve seen him in one of his more outrageous moods and costumes, you’ve probably wondered what such a creature is all about.

Happy New Year with joy and peace for everyone | Wally’s World

Well gang, another year is shot to hell. And it didn’t take long to slide away.