Sourcing: “Says It All, Really”


Readers may have noticed WC sometimes titles blog posts, “Says It All, Really.” In an unusual fit of scruple, WC wants to provide the source for the quote. In Terry Pratchett’s novella, Faust Eric (Amazon link), the protagonists encounter Ponce da Quirm, who is looking for the Lost Fountain of Youth. And finds it! Met…

Interlude: Shorebirds


Interior Alaska has numbers of shorebirds in spring migration. Nothing like the populations you can find in some winter habitats, and certainly not the breeding populations you can find in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge during breeding season. But the spring numbers can be good, and the birds are in their extravagant breeding plumage.…