Santana, Front, Carlos Santana and Tommy Anthony; Back Cindy Blackman Santana and Paoli Mejias

Geezer Rock at Its Best: Carlos Santana


Carlos Santana was at Outlaw Field in Boise, Idaho Tuesday night. It was hot, somewhere in the high 80s, or maybe “seven inches from the midday sun,”1 as Mrs. WC noted. WC was there, too. The show was terrific, even if it was another in a long series of geezer rock concerts WC has attended.…

Google/Alphabet's Offices

Google’s “Don’t Be Evil”: Fail


Google’s corporate motto is officially “Don’t be evil.” Corporate lore holds that a Google employee, Paul Buchheit, suggested it at a meeting about corporate values in early 2000 or in 2001. Buchheit, the creator of Gmail, said he “wanted something that, once you put it in there, would be hard to take out”, adding that the slogan was…

Columbia Silk Moth, Hyalophora columbia, Payette Lake, Idaho

WC’s First Insect Post


WC’s late friend, Ken Philip, an avid lepidopterist, once accused WC of neglecting 90% of the animals on the planet by focusing on birds. It’s true. Insects, of course, represent by far most of the animals on the planet, some 6 to 12 million species. So now, 3,000 plus blog posts along, WC will finally…

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Payette Lake, Idaho

WC Is Chasing Birds


WC had intended a blog post pointing out the so-called “Better Care Reconciliation Act” is really a big tax break for the wealthy financed by cutting health care to everyone else. Dermot Cole has already written a fine takedown; anything WC could say would be cumulative. So WC is off chasing birds. Remember, Nutchatches go…