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Unhinged Alaska: Thar's gold in those silver winter kings

...anywhere near that year's competition. Hopefully, next weekend they'll have an excellent outing as long as they keep Wild Willie away from any moving parts on the stand-in Bayliner. Nick can be reached at
Bling envy

...going through a crusty curmudgeon phase that elderly old partners sometimes experience. I remember that happening to Wild Willie and his pet milk goat, Curdle, a couple of years back. They literally started butting heads one spring and it got...
Fishing for trouble

...when I went angling with Turk and Wild Willie at the Homer Spit's Fishing Lagoon...tagged into a very large fish. Wild Willie also felt a tug and became engrossed...Unfortunately, he went through Wild Willie's line to get to Turk's.I...
Unhinged Alaska

...action monitoring" snacks and the gas to go get them, so I called my buds and invited them over for surprise party. Wild Willie and Turk showed up totally perplexed as to what I was up to but as long as it included free food and adult libations...
Spring cometh, and it bringeth a dirty dog

...wheels on my little Dodge rust truck so it won?t tumble into some of the local potholes and become fill material. Wild Willie lost his beloved beater that way a few years ago, along with his girlfriend, Willamena, who he forgot was catching...
Baster, a turkey's tale

...after dinner his guests tend to develop a crust on their skin that would attract bees if it wasn't below freezing.Wild Willie simply makes a stew out of whatever he's run over during the past week while my bride and I still enjoy the traditional...
Snow problem

...November. Some of our friends living at higher elevations were buried to the top of their wheel wells and my buddy Wild Willie claimed they only way he could find his goats was by spotting their horns and reeling them in with a lariat. It wasn't...
Chillin' with my Bro

...Spose so," he snorted. "You just better pray it doesn't warm up so much it rains, 'member last year and Wild Willie?" "Yeah, that boy's wound way too tight. Maybe it's about time for him to start drinking his coffee rather...
Mount Redoubt: A primer

...friend's cabin and snapped on the tube to catch a basketball playoff game. A while later I received a distress call from Wild Willie. "&*%^^$$%, Nick," he screeched. "Crud is comin' outta the sky and I fergit what ya told me to do the...
Wacko Waldo leaves quite an impression

Wild Willie, although a bit of a major reprobate and local scrounger, is basically a nice dude except when his brother, Wacko Waldo from...


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