Judge Boeckmann's mug shot

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?


Who watches the watchmen themselves? The question comes to mind because two trial court judges in two different states have been accused of exploitation of the criminal defendants who have come before them. We  trust our trial court judges with immense amounts of authority. The costs of litigation make all but the wealthiest pretty much…

Painting of Blaise Pascal made by François II Quesnel for Gérard Edelinck in 1691.

Geek Humor


Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Blaise Pascal are playing Hide ‘n’ Seek. It’s Einstein’s turn to count, so he covers his eyes and counts to ten. Pascal runs to hide, but Newton draws a one meter by one meter square on the ground, then stands in the middle of it. Einstein reaches ten and uncovers…

Arctic Warbler, Whistle Ridge, Denali Highway

Big Show on Tuesday!


Mrs WC, supported by WC, will be presenting “Frozen Feathers — 25 Years of Birding in Alaska” for the Golden Eagle Audubon Society in the Sagebrush Room, at the Cole & Ustick Library, Boise, Idaho, at 7:00 PM tomorrow, February 20, 2018. You’re invited to attend. WC will use the excuse of preparing for the presentation…