Monthly Archives: August 2020

HONESTLY, ABE

 

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HIGH TAILIN’

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VIRTUAL ADVENTURES IN GOOD MUSIC

Travels with Charley: Zoom me up, Jason! by Charles McKelvy What’s a Benny Goodman wanna-be supposed to do when old Mr. COVID comes a calling and basically shuts down everything until who knows when? Yes, I am that clarinet player … Continue reading

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MOTHER’S RUSSIA

Travels with Charley: Cruising Russia on Viking Pakhomov by Charles McKelvy I have written extensively about the Viking River Cruises “Waterways of the Czars” trip my 86-year-old mother and I took in Russia in October 2007. Until now, I have … Continue reading

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TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: CRUISING RUSSIA

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NO-NO FOR GIOLITO

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SCARAB CLUB

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THAT’S GORGEOUS!

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TWO OUT OF THREE

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PLANE CROSSING

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A DANDY DAY AT DIA

The third time was the charm, meaning that after two previous attempts to visit Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), we finally succeeded on Thursday, August 20.  And, yes, as previously posted, I played my clarinet in DIA’s parking lot after … Continue reading

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MAKIN’ MUSIC IN MOTOWN

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WE HAD THE MEAT

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LIBERATING THE DOG PATH

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HORSE’S ASS

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NO FAIR!

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SEEKING SOLANUS

SEEKING SOLANUS CASEY by Charles McKelvy When I attended the Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM Cap. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit, I thought that was it. I considered myself fortunate to have a friend … Continue reading

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CAT YOGA

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CRAVIN’ THE KAL-HAVEN

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RIDIN’ ON

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SILENCE IN THE CITY

My friend Mark Barrett and I traveled to Chicago Sunday to worship and commune with the Roman Catholic Benedictine monks of the Monastery of the Holy Cross.  Continuing a centuries-old tradition, the monks live according to the Rule of St. … Continue reading

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WOODLAND CREATURES

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

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SUNDAY READING

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HIGHER CALLING

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FIREWORKS

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COAL TRAIN BLUES

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BASEBALL MEMORY

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POND SCUM

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SEA DUTY

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