"Don't cross the beams," Ghostbusters

R.I.P. Harold Ramis: Don’t Cross the Streams


WC’s generation lost a comic genius yesterday, Harold Ramis, actor, scriptwriter, director and SNL alum died after a long illness. Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis): There’s something very important I forgot to tell you. Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray): What? Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams. Dr. Peter Venkman: Why? Dr. Egon Spengler: It…

Signing the U.S. Constitution

Checks, Balances and Pipeline Valuation


Sometimes you just have to sit back and admire the system of checks and balances that the Founding Fathers built in to the U.S. government. The Alaska Constitutional Convention included many of those checks and balances in Alaska’s Constitution. Because it works; the judicial branch checks and balances the folly of the executive branch, at…

Virginia Patten

May WC Ask a Personal Favor? An Update


The crowd-sourced fundraiser for Mrs. WC’s niece has already raised an amazing $12,000. More than a hundred of you have clicked through to Ginny Patton’s story. And many of you have made gifts. WC’s personal thanks to each of you. Social media has its downside, but sometimes it work in pretty wonderful ways. Thanks again.…