Monthly Archives: November 2018

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Christmas in July A short story By Charles McKelvy “You know what you need?” “No. What do I need?” “You need to watch It’s a Wonderful Life.” “What?!?” “The Frank Capra classic. “ “I’m not following.” “You’ve never heard of … Continue reading

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WINTER BECOMES THE GALIEN

(Galien River County Park, Michigan) Old Man Winter didn’t get the memo this year and so decided to settle in long before we’re due to flip the calendar to December.  So this gem of a park near New Buffalo was … Continue reading

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HIGHER POWER

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SNOW DAY

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BEFORE THE STORM

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DOMESTIC BLISS

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OUTAGE

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TAMING TIGER

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WILD TIGER

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

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POSTCARDS FROM SAINT JOE

(St. Joseph, Michigan) When we need to get away from Beauty Land for a day, we head up to our county seat for refreshment, reflection, rest, and relaxation.  Here are some recent shots of  our Daycation Destination on the lake:

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THANKSGIVING DRIVE

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BRIDGE TO WINTER

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LOCALLY SOURCED

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CRANES IN FLIGHT

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GAME ON!

(University of Notre Dame) We went Saturday to the home of the Fighting Irish to see Puccini’s spaghetti-western-opera, La Fanciulla del West, at the Browning Cinema, and then, after the final curtain, we took a walk around campus, and what … Continue reading

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ESS CURVES

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CROUCHING TIGER

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LONG WALK/SHORT PIER

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FROZEN SOLIDS

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HALF OFF?

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ROAMIN’ IN THE GLOAMIN’

I went a roamin’ in the gloamin’ on the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Michigan, and this is what this wee laddie beheld on November 14, 2018 on the beach in Harbert, Michigan:  

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BIRD ON!

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THIS OLD HOUSE.2

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ONE SO YOUNG

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CP Holiday Train

You friends in Wisconsin should check this out, if you haven’t in past years.  The train is featured in the current (December) issue of Trains Magazine. https://www.travelwisconsin.com/article/tours/article/the-cp-holiday-train-coming-to-wisconsin?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=promoted_social_fy19&utm_content=the_cp_holiday_train_coming_to_wisconsin

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Unit Cohesion

When I joined Company 74-037, 1st Regiment, 17th Battalion, at the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois on 27 February 1974, I doubted we ragamuffins would ever coalesce.  But then they up and shaved our heads and … Continue reading

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So November

Some negate November in Michigan.  I do not, and support my argument with these photos I took Friday at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, and on the way home from Andrews.  Behold:

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This Old House

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Solidarity & Solitary

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