Monthly Archives: July 2019

KEEPER OF BEES

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BARN COUNTRY

What is about an old, red barn? You just want to explore, don’t you?  We did the other evening when we had dinner with friends near Buchanan, Michigan.  Check it out.

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WAGNERIAN SUNSET

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RED SKY IN MORNING

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THE GREAT SOUTHWEST

(Southwest Michigan) We took a circle tour of southwest Michigan on Wednesday, traveling round-trip to Otsego from Harbert. We went out by way of South Haven on beautiful Blue Star Highway, and returned to Paw Paw and then took a … Continue reading

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TIGER’S NEW BED

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PREMIERE IN OTSEGO

(Otsego, Michigan) I made musical history Wednesday, July 24, 2019, by giving the first concert in the Lober home.  I made music for our dear friends Randy and Mary Lober.  They were pleased, and Mary kindly took the picture that … Continue reading

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STU

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ON TOP OF CHICAGO

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STOP LIGHTS

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MOON WALK

Where was I when Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969?  Why, watching it on TV in Taiwan where I was teaching English in Kaohsiung.  … Continue reading

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BEACH PATH

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GOT YOUR GOAT

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POTATO FLOWERS

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CROUCHING TIGER

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FIRE IN THE SKY

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PROTECTOR OF HOUSE AND HOME

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FAIREST OF THE FAIR

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MAJOR TREATS IN THE MINOR LEAGUE

(Four Winds Field) My good buddy Gary Gorka and I gladly traveled to Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana Friday evening to watch the South Bend Cubs suffer a 10-1 loss at the mighty bats of the Kane County … Continue reading

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GOOD MORNING, HARBERT!

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HAPPY SAINT BENEDICT DAY!

On behalf of the worldwide Benedictine community of Monks and Oblates, I wish you all a Happy Saint Benedict Day.  According to Pope Francis: Benedict was born around the year 480 and lived during the Dark Ages, which followed the … Continue reading

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BASEBALL CARDS

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ALL-STAR BREAK

   

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MONDAY MEANDERINGS

TRAVELS WITH NATALIE Just because one-seventh of our lives are spent living through Monday, doesn’t mean we can’t make Monday memorable. We certainly do by turning our weekly Monday shopping trips into exotic world travel. Allow me to explain: We … Continue reading

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RIVIERA HOLIDAY

(THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN) We three, minus Natalie who had to remain home to tend to the AT&T hook-up, took a Riviera holiday Friday afternoon by attending the screening of a Russian film, LETO, at the Riviera Theatre & Bar at … Continue reading

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CHANGE OF COURSE IN CHICAGO

Joe Rochetto and I set out for Chicago recently, intent on attending Solemn Vespers at the Monastery of the Holy Cross at 5:15 p.m. CDT.  We agreed to take U.S. 12 all the way, but then we had to stop … Continue reading

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FREEDOM RIDE

(Center of the World) While we are still free to move about the country, I am bicycling with abandon.  Here are some images from my Independence Day Freedom Ride:

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

FLASH FICTION “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 It’s a Wonderful Life? What rock have … Continue reading

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BARODA FIREWORKS

(Baroda, Michigan) For fabulous 4th of July fireworks, you have to be in Baroda on 4th of July Eve. Behold:

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY

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