Greater Sage Grouse, Bennett Mountains, Idaho

BLM Sells Out the Sage Grouse


Greater Sage Grouse populations have suffered catastrophic declines in recent years. It easily qualifies for classification as an endangered species. But in 2015, after years of painful negotiation and compromise, the stakeholders in the struggle to protect the iconic symbol of the Sagebrush Sea reached an agreement that avoided the painful consequences of classification as…

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performing "Pencil Thin Mustache" at the Taco Bell Area, Boise, March 13, 2019

Hanging with the Parrotheads


Jimmy Buffett has a gift for lyrics that speak strongly to WC. You’ve probably seen some of them quoted in this blog over the years. This morning, I shot six holes in my freezer I think I’ve got cabin fever I wanna go where it’s warm — Jimmy Buffett, “Boat Drinks,” from the album Volcano Or,…

Jake Shimabukuro, New Orleans Jazz Festival, 2018 (publicity photo)

Jake!


Long-time readers of Wickersham’s Conscience know that WC is a serious fan of Jake Shimabukuro, You can find WC’s review of his 2015 concert elsewhere in this blog. No one should be surprised that WC and Mrs. WC fought the ghastly rush hour traffic from Boise to Caldwell to see Jake again last Tuesday night.…