The DDP Conference

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I had the great pleasure of being invited to give a presentation at the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP) conference this weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee.…

Onwards, Ever Onwards

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been remiss in my duties as travel correspondent. When last heard from, the gorgeous ex-fiancee and I were rolling out of Butte, Montana in…

How Can You Tell?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach All day long we’ve been driving in Montana, which is cowboy country and mining country. To assist folks in distinguishing these from say the Midwest…

sWINDle

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach On our way out of Idaho today I saw a great billboard about wind power. It gave me hope for the future. Here’s what the…

Fog May Be Icy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach That was what the sign on the highway outside of Reno said, at any rate. I kept waiting for the corresponding sign saying Ice May…

Esperanza Inutil

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, once again the house-sitter is in place, and Clan Eschenbach is on the highway. Just me and the gorgeous ex-fiancee this time, our daughter…

My Friend Billy

(Note – I saved this for the weekend, when people who might read this would likely be more relaxed. This is not the usual fare for WUWT, but it is…

Fishing Bootstrap Style

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, my recent adventures with the stent have put me in a reflective mode, and for some reason, I got to thinking about night fishing.…

Who Is Your Favorite Cardiologist?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, it’s been a most unusual week on my planet. On Tuesday, I went to my doctor about some recurring chest pain I’d been having.…

Catching My Breath

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I thought I’d write about something a bit different, still about science, but of another kind. When I was sixty-three, I had the curious experience…

It Isn't A Good Britain, It's A Great Britain

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After heavy rain during the night, we rolled south from Edinburgh in sporadic showers through the land of the giant bird shredders … I stopped…

Scots, Scottish, and Scotch

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Edinburgh is not only enough to confuse your average humanoid. It drives the GPS crazy. Why? Because the city exists on two levels, one of…

The Wheel Of Fortune

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Due to good fortune and the WUWT readership, we got the chance to not only see the Falkirk Wheel, but to take a ride on…

The Romans Be Stylin'

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As we were driving north today from the Lake District, we passed through the town of Troutbeck, and I was reminded how much of my…

The Call Of The Running Tide

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I spent the afternoon in the port city of Liverpool, walking the docks. Here’s the view from one point, a panorama running from sunshine on…

How You Get There

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Today seemed to be about modes of transportation—cars and boats and trains. We rolled out early to go to Bath, and met up with a…

Rolling With The Sarsen Stones

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I woke up this morning in London to a gentle rain, and was reminded of a comment by Mark Twain. When Twain was living in…

Going Around In Great Circles

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’m sure many people know this, but a “great circle” is a circle that goes clear around the entire globe, and whose center is at…

Get Your Kicks In Stepney

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach. WARNING: This post contains no scientific content of any kind, just a story of our travels.  So we made it to London, a place that…

In Which We Kidnap Reagan, And He Wins Anyway!

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After I got out of the Army, I became involved in the anti-war movement as well as the other main causes of the time, women’s…

I Have It Made In Alaska

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the fall of 1964 I started college at the University of California at Berkeley, but I hated it. I lasted one year, and as…

The Native Sun

After I left Clayton’s place in 1971, following my motto of “Retire Early … And Often”, I retired for a while. It was good fun, but as usual, impending hunger…

Old Bill Rises From The Dead

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve written about a South Pacific reprobate I called “Old Bill” before in my tale called Modern Piracy. He was a con man of the…

Behind Bars Again

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve written about my time in the US Army, and about spending time behind bars getting out of the Army, in my story called It’s…