WC should get a new photo for this recurring topic.

Following Up and Following Down: May 2016


It’s been a few months since WC made one of his irregular efforts at journalistic integrity by following up on earlier blog posts and nodding at issues that didn’t seem blogworthy earlier. If you skip a few months it turns out the list of things to cover can get a bit long. Mark Avery, municipal…

Typical GPS Navigator

Technogeekery and the Limits of GPS Technology


WC bows to no one in his love of technology. HP calculators, fancy sound systems, Apple and Macintosh computers, computer programming, digital cameras: WC has greatly enjoyed any number of 20th and 21st century technologies. Including the global positioning system or GPS technogeekery. But WC likes to think he understands the limits of technology. In…

Credit: International Union of Concerned Scientists

Lamar Smith Doubles Down


Rep. Lamar Smith (R, Denial) isn’t content to attack NOAA for doing its job. You’ll recall Rep. Smith said, An example of how this administration promotes its suspect climate agenda can be seen at the National Oceanographic [sic] and Atmospheric Administration. Its employees altered historical climate data to get politically correct results in an attempt to…

Paul Simon at Outlaw Field, Idaho Botanical Garden

An Evening with Paul Simon


No one has been better at combining a pop music sensibility with world music than Paul Simon. Simon and his excellent band gave the enthusiastic crowd at the Botanical Garden a tour of his extensive songbook Monday night. It was a pleasure and a delight. The band was a little ragged at the start, but over…