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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PRAYIN’ IN THE RAIN

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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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FOUR MORE YEARS

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SOME ICING MAY OCCUR

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SOX PARKING

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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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