Bob Seger at the Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, Idaho

20 50 Years Now? Where’d They Go?


In his classic hit “Like a Rock,” written in 1986, Bob Seger laments his lost youth, singing Twenty years now Where’d they go? twenty years I don’t know I sit and I wonder sometimes Where they’ve gone It’s more than 50 years now. But Bob Seger still puts on a terrific show. WC was lucky…

Diffuse Galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 Photo credit: NASA

When No Evidence Is Good Evidence


The puzzle of dark matter is one of the great conundrums of astrophysics. Part of the puzzle is that it cannot be seen – “dark” in astronomy means invisible. So far, it cannot be detected. It can only be inferred. When you see concentric ripples in a quiet pond, you infer someone threw a rock…

Randy Credico (R) and his dog Bianca arrive at U.S. District Court, September 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Credico, a comedian with ties to Roger Stone, was subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller and eventually testified before the grand jury.(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Why Roger Stone Is an Arrogant Idiot


There was a lot of excitement earlier this month when Roger Stone was finally indicted. You’ve likely read enough about the indictment and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s careful ambiguities. No, what WC wants to point out is the Roger Stone is an arrogant idiot. No, WC isn’t referring to the tattoo of Richard Nixon Stone…

Mark Twain's "War Prayer"

The Other Alaska Prayer


Do you remember Mark Twain’s short essay, “The War Prayer“? In that essay, Twain has a messenger – perhaps a messenger from God – explain to a congregation what their prayer in support of their patriotic war meant. That messenger laid out, in part, what any war means: O Lord our God, help us to…