Warning: You Are Entering Your Eighth Decade

Yes, It’s True

About all you can say is that it is better than the alternative. If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself. – Mickey Mantle NB: You want the sign to the right; not the one on the left. Not yet, anyway.

Brown Creeper, Boise, Idaho


As WC writes this, it is snowing lightly outside. A Brown Creeper is working the spruce tree trunk just outside the window. Mountain Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches and Lesser Goldfinches are working the bird feeders, bringing flashes of color to a monochrome winter landscape. It all serves to remind WC that there is much to be…

XKCD - "Duty Calls"

The Perils of Philosophy

From time to time, WC will get in a debate with some faceless person over the internet. It usually starts when the other person makes a foolish or outlandish statement. If WC is sufficiently dyspeptic at the moment, WC will take the fool to task. This happened recently. A climate change denier annoyed WC enough…