They don't make words like they used to. Some of my favorite words not only convey meaning, but are fun to say and hear. Words such as flapdoodle, bumblepuppy and slubberdegullion excite the imagination and add color to otherwise flaccid intercourse.
Thirty-three years ago on June 4, 1982 a husband and wife - the Peralas - decided to take a walk one evening along one of the roads within the Swanson River Oilfield on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine - I don't remember much about my climb up Mount Katahdin 25 years ago. I was young and fit. It was no big deal. But my second climb is etched in my middle-aged mind with twinges of pain, fear and a big dose of humility.
NEW YORK - Summer fun at Coney Island just got some new attractions in addition to the beach and amusement park rides. Now visitors can enjoy colorful murals and artisanal food vendors selling everything from truffle fries to hibiscus ice pops.
Three shark attacks occurred recently off East Coast beaches, a reminder that fish that sometimes try to eat people are still out there, somewhere.
On that same subject, June marks the 40th anniversary of the release of my favorite movie, "Jaws.