Wickersham House Parking, Juneau, Alaska, photo by Mrs. WC

WC Is Chasing Eclipses


WC is chasing a solar eclipse. WC promises not to do this again any time soon. Photos will be attempted, but it’s not something for which a photographer can practice in advance. If any decent shots are obtained, they’ll be posted here. At the same time, WC’s chosen observation site, 7,500 feet up in the…

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…

Resplendent Quetzal Male, Southern Ecuador

WC Answers Your Questions: Snowbound Edition


WC is snowbound, or nearly so. There’s been a record snowfall in southwestern Idaho, and a seriously inadequate snowplow fleet. Even WC’s SUV struggles with the neighborhood streets. Rather than stay in bed reading – a sensible alternative – WC will take the opportunity to answer accumulated reader questions. Are you an atheist? That’s kind of…