We wrapped up elk hunting this weekend with a guest appearance from Tom. The elk seemed to have blown out of the country. We didn't see a fresh track all weekend. But the camp food was great: pad thai, beef stew, Starbucks coffee. In other news, my essay, "A Degree in Ducks" is out in Gray's and I'm getting letters from people around the country. My brother, who still goes to Dr. Cooke, took the photo below. Dr. Cooke doesn't say much, so we'll never really know what he thinks of being written about. I think he'll like the way I describe him. The annual Casper College English Department Pheasant Hunt will be held next weekend in Torrington, with Professor Bill Mixer (retired) officiating the pre-hunt festivities and auction at Garcia's Cantina.
This weekend I was at Odell's Brewery for one of their fireside chats. The topic was electric cars. Their guest speaker was Tony Posawatz, GM's former front man for electric cars. Odell's served some free pints of Voltage Ale and Tony answered questions from the audience. There were over 100 people there. Tony talked about future "wireless" charging pads where someone could recharge their car in 24 minutes. The cost (MPG) of driving a Chevy Volt is about 75 cents per gallon.