The Best Books You’ve Never Read


Many years ago, shortly after the glaciers retreated from Glacier Bay, WC worked briefly as a high school teacher. Despite his best efforts to extirpate the habits acquired then, WC still tries to persuade people to read good books they have never heard of. In the case of high school students, that was essentially the…

Your Legislators at Work


The total compensation paid to a  member of the Alaska Legislature varies, but if we are to evaluate their service, we need to pick an example. Let’s choose, say, Rep. Carl Gatto (R., Wasilla). According to on-line reports, he received $45,012 in 2009. The Legislative session is 90 days long. That’s just a bit over…