The Donald Acting Out (David Becker/Getty Images)

Your Weekly Donald: Who Invited This Jerk?


Ah, The Donald. For the thoughtful blogger, he’s just the gift that keeps on giving. In fact, it’s impossible to keep up. There is the terrifying risk that he might become President of these United States. But WC will strive to compartmentalize in the faint hope that someone who might be inclined to vote for…

Alaska House Rep. Shelley Hughes (R, Palmer)

Governor Walker Tries Again


The Alaska Legislature demonstrated its mind-boggling incompetence and ineffectiveness by adjourning without addressing the greatest financial crisis in Alaska’s history. It’s really that simple. Further degradation of the state’s credit rating? No response. The certainty that Alaska will exhaust the Constitutional Budget Reserve in the next two years? No effect. One of WC’s high school…

Bobolink, Garden Valley, Idaho

Random Shots: June 2016


WC really was off photographing birds this past weekend, which is why there haven’t been a lot of blog posts. There’s still a big digital stack of photos to review, but here are some random shots and notes for the weekend’s efforts. This species had been a bit of a nemesis for WC. While they…

Honesty in Road Signs and Intermittent Streams, Cove Creek Road, Weiser Valley

Truth in Signage


Most desert and semi-arid streams are intermittent, with open water only in the spring during snow melt, after a heavy rain or a summer thunderstorm. As a result, there are a lot of dry washes labeled as creeks and even rivers. But, in this case, the sign was honest. WC is chasing birds. Substantive posts again…