Though Mad Magazine is shutting down, the world is still full of mad antics, such as a plan for a $10 billion border wall that can be cut through with a $100 reciprocating saw, Dick Shellhorn writes.
Union Army Generals Phil Sheridan and William Sherman were known for their aggressive tactics during the Civil War and retreat never seemed to enter their minds. They emerged as leaders in battles that eventually ended that bloody and tragic conflict. Ironically, two glaciers near Cordova that are named in their honor are now retreating — in a pace that is startling and historic.
Wandering about today’s Cordova boat harbor, one would be hard pressed to find a wooden craft, writes Dick Shellhorn. Yet tied at the end of Float B in the North harbor is a craft that appears to be fiberglass but in fact was originally wood, a vestige of a different era and style of fishing.
Duck hunting is a sport that defies explanation, writes Dick Shellhorn — but perhaps that's its greatest charm.
The Cordova Junior High boys swept an exciting basketball series with the Valdez Huskies, writes Dick Shellhorn.
"These days, completion of construction projects on schedule seem to be a rarity," writes Dick Shellhorn. "Yet Cordova’s Wilson Construction did exactly that, wrapping up a $2 million repair job to the far end of Power Creek on Sept. 15."
It’s been a very berry summer, and in fact, that’s likely why it has not been a very bear-y summer.
Back on July 7, 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act, my father Don Shellhorn was so excited, we built a big bonfire on the edge of the street near our Second Street home. Dad passed away in 1995, but I am sure sparks would have been flying from his pipe quite often if he had been around to read the headlines in the Anchorage Daily News regarding politics and state financial issues this past year.
Remember the limbo, that dance contest, where to the beat of music, participants try to slide under a continually lower bar, while not falling...
Six black-lab and red-bone hound mix puppies ponder their first visit to the vet, as co-owner Chasity Bourdess looks on.