Rainbow and Pipeline, Dietrich River Valley, Brooks Range

TANSTAFL Revisited


Back at the end of September, 2013, WC introduced his readers to the idea of TANSTAFL, an acronym for “There Ain’t No Such Thing As a Free Lunch.” TANSTAFL, as economists interpret it, means that everything we receive comes at a cost. Some of the costs are obvious; some are hidden. The State of Alaska…

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Red-necks Revisited


WC has written earlier about this year’s Red-necked Grebe nest at Wander Lake, on Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. There are developments. The female Grebe laid three eggs. When WC was there last, one egg had hatched. Grebe checks usually ride on a parent’s back, generally tucked under a wing. But they will emerge to receive food from the other…