A financial institution entirely out of control

Wells Fargo — Runaway Indeed


Wells Fargo Bank continues to violate the First Law of Holes. It’s already known that the bank fraudulently created over 2 million fake bank accounts and credit cards designed to slowly suck money out of its customer’s accounts. That got Wells Fargo fined $185 million and reimbursement orders. The State of California announced it will no…

In Defense of Richard Dawkins


Some of WC’s readers may sensibly think that Richard Dawkins is fully capable of defending himself and doesn’t need any help from sometime-intellectual wannabes like WC. Fair enough. Those readers can take this post as an attack on progressive radio station KFPA and the authoritarian left. Because what happened is ignorant and outrageous, as deeply…

WC, 1957, Two Chum Salmons

WC’s Epic Fails: Truancy and the D-9


WC admits it; he skipped most of a day of elementary school to watch a D-9 get hopelessly mired in the muddy bank of the Kuskokwim River at Bethel, Alaska. It was an early autumn day. Second grade. In WC’s memory, it was a gorgeous, sunny autumn morning. WC was walking from Mission Row, home…

Sometimes you have to draw a line

Boy Scouts, Bigotry and Trump: An Open Letter


26 July 2017 Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive Boy Scouts of America 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane Irving, TX 75015 Dear Mr. Surbaugh: WC is a former Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer, member of Order of the Arrow and a camp counsellor at Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp. WC’s mother served as a Cub Scout…

Mom's calling. Moose Calves, Payette Lake, Idaho

Moosing Around


Moose seem to a relatively recent arrival i central Idaho. Saturday evening Mrs. WC and I walked up the hill behind the family cabin and found a cow and two calves. Unhappily, WC didn’t have a camera. Yes, WC knows. A high speed walk – at 5,000 plus feet – didn’t work out. She’d left,…