An image from Chris Simcox's brief, dark-horse run for U.S. Senate in the 2010 GOP primary against John McCain.

Chris Simcox: Kindergarten Teacher, Vigilante and Pervert


WC is usually satisfied to let perverts rot without publicity. But Chris Simcox is such a strange story that it’s worth a look. Chris Simcox, most recently of Phoenix, Arizona, taught kindergarten through third grade at the affluent, private Wildwood School in Los Angeles, California,1 for a reported 13 years.[^2] After his employment as a teacher ended, he became a grade school tutor.…

The Alaska State Capitol Building, home of the Alaska Legislature

When in Danger, When in Doubt…


When in danger, When in doubt, Run in circles Scream and shout! – Popularized in Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny (1951), which describes it as an ancient adage. For months years now, WC has criticized the Republican majority coalition in the Alaska Legislature for its inaction, its failure to come to grips with fiscal realities, and its inertia and…

2015 in Review: Religion


Some you find it odd that an avowed atheist like WC makes religion a subject for his annual, end-of-the-year review. It’s not an endorsement or a condemnation. Lots of folks seem to enjoy religion and derive enjoyment from fiddling with it. WC has no quarrel with them. Rather, WC is increasingly concerned that the religious…