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,…

Trump’s Ten Ties to Russia


Arlo Guthrie famously opined, “once is a crazy man. Twice is a coincidence, But three, three is a conspiracy.1 In the same tradition, WC offers ten ties between Trump and Russia. Mind you, ther are a lot more than ten; but ten should suffice to establish that there is a consipracy. Even if it is…

Officer Richard Pinheiro at work

Cops, Crooks and Smarts


WC is a lawyer. Back in the day, WC did some criminal defense. And one of the things every criminal defense lawyer learns is that a lot of the players in the criminal law game just aren’t that smart. There was Jody Wilson. City of Fairbanks Policeman Dave Curwen knocked on Wilson’s door and said,…

Randall Munroe's XKCD: article Properties

Randall Munroe Upstages WC


Randall Munroe, who draws the excellent webcomic XKCD, has posted two comics on particle physics in the last week, each upstaging WC’s pitiful attempt to explain quarks. Maybe by posting his most recent cartoon, he’ll cut WC some slack. A wonderful, geeky summary of particle properties that only slightly overstates the jargon. WC will throw…