Following Up and Following Down: February 2023

Read this and have a laugh. I am a fan of WC.

Wickersham's Conscience

Even for the shortest month, February seems to have been a short month. But even with just 28 days, we’ve reached the end of them, so it’s time for WC to have a look back at stuff that didn’t get written, stuff that shouldn’t have happened and stuff involving the Magpie Principle. Rest assured, Craig, absolutely no journalism has been committed in this blog post.

Retired Alaska Superior Court Judge Bill Taylor has died. WC tried his very first felony trial before Judge Taylor, an Assault on a Police Officer claim, while WC was still waiting on results from the Alaska Bar Exam. But WC’s connection to Judge Taylor went back long before that. Bill’s second wife, Gloria, attempted to teach WC to play the piano. She was wholly unsuccessful, but WC hastens to add it wasn’t her fault. The Taylors were also on WC’s paper route, and Judge Taylor…

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The Observation Post

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” –Kurt Vonnegut

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Frankly, my dear friends, I don’t give the above quote a lot of codger cogitation, because to a geezer like me, such a discovery is ancient history. For one thing, I’m so old that most of my high school classmates are no doubt dead by now (as is Kurt Vonnegut). What’s more unsettling is when I think about the class of living

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Books Read – February 2023

  1. Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
  2. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
  3. The Verdun Affair by Nick Dybek
  4. Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
  5. Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons
  6. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
  7. The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller
  8. Possession by A.S. Byatt

There is one thing missing in this picture – the book!