R.I.P. Prince: When Doves Cry


There have been many thoughtful, elegant obituaries of Prince, who died last week, far too young. WC won’t try to top them. For that matter, WC never saw Prince live, and generally reserves his obituaries of musicians to those he has seen live. But WC will offer a few thoughts. Prince transcended gender, race, categories…

Muir and Roosevelt, Yosemite Valley

Happy 100th, National Park System


It’s surely one of the most important camping trips in American history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt accompanied John Muir on a visit to Yosemite. Muir joined Roosevelt in Oakland, California, for the train trip downstate to Raymond. The presidential entourage then traveled by stagecoach into the park. While traveling to the park, Muir told the president about state mismanagement of…

Adam Walaby, photo credit KTVA

Tales from Wasilla: Adam C. Malaby


The end of Jonesville Mine Road near Sutton is a fairly notorious partying, four-wheeling and target shooting area. It’s not a formal shooting range; it’s a dirt berm, a whole lot of empty beer cans, empty shell casings and and too many drunken, gun-toting empty-headed partiers. 30-year old Army veteran Adam C. Malaby was there, reportedly stepped in…