Wally DuChateau

Myths and misconceptions about addiction

Myths and misconceptions about addiction

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

Myths and misconceptions about addiction
On being stoned: understanding the effects of illicit substances

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.

On being stoned: understanding the effects of illicit substances
The dark side of small-town Enumclaw

The dark side of small-town Enumclaw

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

The dark side of small-town Enumclaw
The draw of Enumclaw, as seen from younger eyes

The draw of Enumclaw, as seen from younger eyes

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

The draw of Enumclaw, as seen from younger eyes
Seattle continues to grow into its own (Part II)

Seattle continues to grow into its own (Part II)

It’s the very definition of cosmopolitan.

Seattle continues to grow into its own (Part II)
Seattle continues to grow into its own

Seattle continues to grow into its own

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

Seattle continues to grow into its own
Exploring the marvel of YouTube

Exploring the marvel of YouTube

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

Exploring the marvel of YouTube
Unlikely New Year predictions

Unlikely New Year predictions

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

Unlikely New Year predictions
Time to pop the champagne

Time to pop the champagne

Recalling my childhood and adolescent celebrations.

Time to pop the champagne
A poem for the season

A poem for the season

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

A poem for the season
Holiday season romance

Holiday season romance

It’s only 11 days ‘til Christmas!

Holiday season romance
Rambling through the scriptures

Rambling through the scriptures

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

Rambling through the scriptures
Sharing a delicious Thanksgiving tradition | Wally’s World

Sharing a delicious Thanksgiving tradition | Wally’s World

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

Sharing a delicious Thanksgiving tradition | Wally’s World
The Midwest votes for Trump | Wally’s World

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

The Midwest votes for Trump | Wally’s World
‘tis the season

‘tis the season

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

‘tis the season
Remembering my old friend Duffy

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.

Remembering my old friend Duffy
A few comments about guns | Wally’s World

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

A few comments about guns | Wally’s World
Spotting outsiders in our little city

Spotting outsiders in our little city

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

Spotting outsiders in our little city
A salute to Silicon Valley

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.

A salute to Silicon Valley
An all-American Rockwell scene

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.

An all-American Rockwell scene