Idaho State Highway 67

Yep. It’s true. (2017 Edition)


Another year on the odometer.1 Idaho 67 connects the town of Mountain Home with Moutain Home Air Force Base. It features tumbleweeds and not much else. The highway, and its assigned number, are adequate to the purpose. Like the highway, a little beat up, but considering some pretty hard use, not bad. Many systems are still…

The James G. Blaine Society


Memory is a tricky thing. As you get older, you become increasingly suspicious of your recollections. But in the video tape recorder in WC’s mind, the last news item on CBS one night in 1970 or 1971 went something like this: Scene: Reporter and Interviewee huddled under umbrellas in furious rain storm, standing ankle-deep in…

Machu Picchu, October 2016

Machu Picchu – Selected Photos


WC was fortunate enough to get to visit Machu Picchu, the Incan fortress in the Urubamba Valley, in southcentral Peru. The place is every bit as amazing and spectacular as its reputation makes it. While WC has written about the experience before, The place is easily worthy of a second blog post. Because the “standard shot”…

Stockton, California's City Hall, May 13, 2014. REUTERS/

The Problem with Stockton


WC was born in Stockton, California. The family moved away when WC was four years old, and hasn’t been back for longer than a few months since. In fact, WC hasn’t set foot in the town since 1975. But your hometown, the place, you were born, never changes. And WC has followed the fortunes and…