Monthly Archives: January 2020

TRAVELS WITH MOM

DAY 13: LEAVING RUSSIA by Charles McKelvy To paraphrase Neil Sedaka’s rock anthem: Leaving Russia was hard to do. I speak of the 12-day trip my late mother, Hannah McKelvy, and I took to what we called “Mother’s Russia” in … Continue reading

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FISHER BUILDING, CHICAGO

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OUT BASKET

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CHEWS YOU CAN USE

We present Dr. McDougall’s Color Picture Book in the interests of your health and happiness in 2020 and beyond: Click to access dr-mcdougalls-cpb-english.pdf  

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

We offer the following in the interests of your health and safety:

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MONKS ON THE MOVE

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LAKE EFFECT SNOW

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YOUNG BUCK

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TRAVELS WITH NATALIE

Crossing Canada with Madam Speaker by Charles McKelvy By now you have gathered that I like to write about memorable train trips. Gather ‘round now to hear tell of one truly amazing rail journey, in December 1984, from our home, … Continue reading

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JUST ENOUGH SNOW

(Harbert, Michigan) There was just enough snow Saturday for a Tubbs Snowshoes expedition down to the beach and back.  For Sunday, more snow and much colder, so expect yet another arctic outing today.  Here are Saturday’s results:

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SNOW DAY

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EL DIA EN DIA

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POND RIDE

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TOP CAT

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CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Although Flyboy assisted me in “taking down Christmas” yesterday, Christmas remains, all 366 days of 2020 and beyond.  Christmas is present because Christmas is a present.  And, yes, we leave selected ornaments out as a reminder of that simple truth.

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PEN PALS

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SANCTUARY IN THE CITY

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REFLECTION OF BEVERLY

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POSTCARDS FROM CHICAGO

Here are some photographs from two recent visits to Chicago:

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LOOPING THE LOOP

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TRAINING DAY

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SOUTH HAVEN DAYCATION

When the going gets tough, the tough get going to South Haven, Michigan for a day of refreshment at Clementine’s and relaxation at Black River Books and beyond.  We did just that last week with our good friend, Mary Lober.  … Continue reading

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ESCAPE ARTIST

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A PRIZE ROOKIE

(South Haven, Michigan) Seeing this newspaper clipping at Clementine’s the other day, reminded me of an outing I took with the folks at Woodland Terrace to see a South Bend Cubs game. Among the residents watching the game with more … Continue reading

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FIRST RECORDING OF 2020

https://my.scorecloud.com/song/embed/cf76c361ca4aa09f1c8d140290a3512f/Birdsong

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SCOTLAND THE BRAVE

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LAST TREE STANDING

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MORNING GLORY

(Berrien County, Michigan) Are you a morning person? If you share my love of the early hours of the new day, then you might enjoy these images from the dawning of the second day of the new decade:

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2020 VISION

We got a dusting of snow in time for the New Decade.  And, of course, just when it was beginning to look a lot like winter, the forecast started calling for temperatures in the 40s and even some rain later … Continue reading

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