Engraving of Kilroy on the WWII Memorial in Washington DC

Geology 101: Meet the Ophiolites


Remember the “Kilroy was here” meme and doodle? It originated in World War II as a doodle by G.I.s. It was a way of saying, “An American G.I. was here.” Ophiolites are roughly analogous to Kilroy. Ophiolites are a characteristic geologic formation which says to a geologist, “An ocean was here.” And they turn up…

State of the Art 2008: Olympus E-3, 300mm f2.8 with 2.0 Teleconverter

Olympus: A Final Note


On March 10, 2017 Olympus ceased production of its Four-Thirds lenses. It was hardly a surprise. It’s been more than six years since Olympus released a new Olympus 4/3rds DLSR. Long-time readers may recall that WC used the Olympus 4/3rds system through four generations of cameras. In April 2013, WC faced the inevitable and switched…

Would you buy a used car from this man?

The Lies of Donald Trump: Employment


The President claimed that his inauguration crowd was the biggest ever. The lie was demonstrably false. The President claimed he lost the general election because millions of votes were cast illegally. There isn’t a shred of evidence to support the claim. The President has insisted, with no evidence, that his predecessor tapped his phones. President Trump has also…