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WC Answers Your Questions


A couple of long-time readers here at Wickersham’s Conscience have noted that it has been a long time since WC made any effort to answer readers’ questions. Partly, that’s because WC’s loyal readers haven’t been asking many questions lately. Partly it’s because WC is lazy. And partly it’s because of WC’s magpie sensibility. But WC…

The Age of Aquarium


When WC was a young pup lawyer in Fairbanks, he kept an aquarium. It was the Age of Aquarium, if you will. It’s not an easy task in Fairbanks, where the tap water contained fish toxins, evaporation concentrated your tank water to chemical sludge, and such fish as were available were expensive and had been…

Expound Snapshot

The WC Makeover: A Few Notes


Some of you have emailed about the home page makeover here at Wickersham’s Conscience. For the first five years of its life, Wickersham’s Conscience has used WordPress’ Journalist Theme. It’s a simple, clean layout, if not very adaptable. The problem is that it loads all of the most recent 6-7 posts. In cases where WC…

The Rich are Different: Glamping


Want to spend $1,675 a night for tent camping in Montana? You can. Just go glamping. The word is a portmanteau of “glamor” and “camping,” and has an apparent connotative meaning of “as far from traditional camping as possible.” The Resort at Paws Up offers “luxury tent camping” with your very own chef and butler.…