Monthly Archives: October 2019

JACK O’ LANTERN

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FLYBOY FLIES!

This short video demonstrates why we named our new kitty Flyboy.

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CATHARTES AURA

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DASH OF COLOR

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OPERATIC DAY AT NOTRE DAME

(Browning Cinema, Indiana) What better weather for an afternoon at the Met HD Live broadcast of Massenet’s tragic opera, MANON, than cold, driving rain?  None, really, and the Notre Dame campus was shrouded in mist as we trudged from the … Continue reading

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MORNING COFFEE

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PICK O’ THE PUMPKINS

How about this for a double-feature on the last Saturday of October: carving the pumpkin while watching the first World Series in Washington, D.C. since 1933?  

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TIGERS IN THE WORLD SERIES

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POSTCARD FROM HARBERT

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DUTCH TREATS AT DIA

(Detroit, Michigan)  Next time you’re in the vicinity of 5200 Woodward Avenue, head on up to the third floor of Detroit Institute of Arts and spend an afternoon in the DUTCH GOLDEN AGE galleries.  You will behold, as we recently … Continue reading

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RECENT WRITING

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CAT & CAR

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LEAF ME ALONE

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POWER PLANT

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SURF’S UP!

(Lake Michigan) The surf was up Wednesday afternoon, so I went down to our beach with my big honkin’ Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera, and snapped away.  Here are the results of my photo safari:

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FLYBOY AT REST

Even Flyboy takes time out, thanks be to God!  This little guy is an action cat, and he’s growing by the day. But we love having him in our household.  He is a most welcome addition.

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SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK

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COURTING THE HOUSE

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DIEGO DOES DETROIT

(Detroit Institute of Arts) Long we have looked at the amazing Detroit Industry Murals, but until Friday, October 11, 2019, we have not located the artist himself, Diego Rivera. But on Friday our friendly guide took us to the Mexican … Continue reading

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ON FINAL APPROACH

For a confirmed old plane-spotter like me, driving I-94 to Detroit has the distinct advantage of passing within landing distance of the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, or simply Detroit Metro.  Such was the case Friday when Joe Rochetto drove … Continue reading

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MOON LANDING

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WINNERS & LOSERS

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DOMESTIC DIVA

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INDOOR CATS RULE!

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EYE IN THE SKY

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FLYBOY SETTLES IN

Flyboy has made himself at home in our home, and we three are happy campers in Harbert, Michigan.  Here are some recent photographs of our action cat at rest.  I promise a video of him in action soon.

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BLESSING PLACE

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CAT BED

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BANDED CLARINETIST

“Congratulations! You have chosen to become a member of the best concert band in southwest Michigan!” That was Southshore Concert Band Conductor Dale Reuss fulfilling my musical dream on Thursday, September 12 at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich. … Continue reading

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FLASH FICTION

THE ADMIRAL Flash Fiction by Charles McKelvy The nursing home staff smiled every time Mr. Magee said he was an “admiral in the queen’s nay-vee.” They smiled to indulge the man in the memory unit. What was the harm of … Continue reading

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