Jackson on Snowbank Mountain for the Total Eclipse, August 2017

R.I.P. Jackson, 2002-2017


We put Jackson down today. Blind, deaf, plagued with fatty tumors and failing hindquarters, it was the right thing to do. But painful for us, even so. Jack was a part of our lives for 14 years, chasing his cloth frisbee on Manchester Loop, chasing squirrels, cuddling in the tent on camping trips, riding on…

WC should get a new photo for this recurring topic.

2017 in Review: Revisiting WC’s Wishes


Once again, WC opened the year with wishes for the upcoming months. And once again, WC’s wishes and hopes were mostly dashed. Maybe “smashed” would be a better word. But with less than a week or so left in 2017, let’s look at the specifics. (Wishes in bold face; outcomes indented below.) The news is pretty uniformly bad.…