Monthly Archives: March 2020

STF@HOME

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MORBID REFLECTIONS

WAITING TO DIE A Boomer’s thoughts on death by Charles McKelvy We’re all waiting to die, regardless of exposure to the novel coronavirus infecting the planet. Yes, it is tempting to sit smugly in one’s wiped-down domicile and watch others … Continue reading

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GHOULIES AND GHOSTIES

Ancient Scottish Prayer: From Ghoulies and Ghosties and long-legged Beasties and Things that go Bump in the Night, Good Lord, deliver us.

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UPON REFLECTION

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WE ARE NOT ALONE

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AN IRISH BLESSING FOR THE WHOLE WORLD

Dear fellow earthlings, Here’s an Irish blessing for you all in the time of pandemic:

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

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NATALIE RIDES AGAIN

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Self-Quarantine

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MORE CHRISTMAS IN MARCH

(Editor’s Note: Today the Church celebrates the Annunciation of the Lord, which means Christmas is nine months away.  So how about another Christmas story?) Santa’s Pen A Christmas Story by Charles McKelvy We were at the UPS Store in Saint … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN MARCH

Santa’s New Glasses a short story by Charles McKelvy The man in the Santa suit left his glasses on the seat as he got off the train. The man behind him, a harried bank executive named Hank, noticed and said: … Continue reading

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A WALK IN THE PARK

Get out and go for a walk. That’s what we did last week in our favorite park, namely Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer, Michigan.  We had the park to ourselves, so social distancing was not a problem.

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SAFETY IN NUMBERS

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SAFETY IN NUMBER

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BIRD WATCHER

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HARMONIC CONVERGENCE

TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: A Bert Sendak Symphony with Interstate Movement by Charles McKelvy Bert Sendak’s love of music and musicians is living on, thanks to what can only be described as a symphonic chain of events. Allow me to explain: … Continue reading

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SEA OF SILVER

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CORONA-CATION

(Editor’s note: We are republishing the following because it contains updated information. This pandemic is serious,  folks.  Stay the f@#*k home!) Travels with Charley: Travel in the Time of COVID-19 by Charles McKelvy Credit my ever-vigilant wife Natalie for imposing … Continue reading

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FLIGHT RISK

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HOMEMADE SAINT PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

Erin go bragh, y’all!  Life goes on, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. So celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in the safety of your dwelling place, and know that today, everyone on the planet is Irish. And what’s Saint Patrick’s Day without Danny … Continue reading

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BEACH WALK IN TIME OF COVID-19

(Harbert, Michigan) We are taking suggestions to socially distance seriously, and so have taken to taking walks on the beach, when there is a beach, and when there are no crowds. That’s just what we did Friday afternoon, and here … Continue reading

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TRAVEL IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

Credit my ever-vigilant wife Natalie for imposing a travel ban on your faithful Travels with Charley correspondent when the COVID-19 pandemic came a calling. “We’re self-quarantining,” she announced. “We can’t be too paranoid. Stay away from gatherings of all size. … Continue reading

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DISAPPEARING RAILROAD BLUES

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THE HIGH ROAD

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SPRING CLEANING

To further protect myself from the COVID-19 pandemic, I followed the advice of experts and shaved off my beard. Actually, Natalie trimmed it off, and I used my handy new razor to get down to skin level.  Here are before … Continue reading

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LETTER FROM ITALY

Dear Readers: Please pass this on to everyone you know.  Be safe! https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1237608434117120002.html

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MOON IN THE TREE

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

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DEER FOREST

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HANDEL’S AGRIPPINA

Joyce DiDonato, in the title role, was dressed for a funeral, and conductor Harry Bicket got to play a harpsichord solo in a sleazy mob bar, but other than those and other aberrations, the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Handel’s Agrippina … Continue reading

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