Monthly Archives: December 2020

A CHRISTMAS STORY FOR THE NEW YEAR

Santa’s New Glassesby Charles McKelvyOnce again, in 2018, I bowed to my time-honored custom of taking the train to downtown Chicago just before Christmas as a Christmas present to myself.My mother took us downtown from Beverly on the South Side … Continue reading

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MEMORY OF MOM

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SEEKING A SOULFUL SUNSET ON THE SUNSET COAST

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THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC

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CHRISTMAS NAP

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DREAM CHRISTMAS

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CHRISTMAS ATTIRE

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

I accomplished my birthday goal by swimming 70 lengths of the 25-yard pool at the South Shore Health & Racquet Club in Saint Joseph, Michigan on the morning of Christmas Eve, 2020. Originally, I was going to swim the distance … Continue reading

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A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

GIFT TO SELFa Christmas storyby Charles McKelvy “So,” My said to Self, “what are you going to give me for Christmas this year?”“I don’t know,” Self said to My, “what did you have in mind?”“Well,” said My, “We did turn … Continue reading

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SNOW MACHINE

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TRAVEL BY WATER

We are not meant to travel by water.We are land creatures, and, as such, we are designed to walk upright and gather our nourishment from the land.But we clearly evolved out of the water, because we are forever drawn to … Continue reading

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SILENT NIGHT

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TRAIL OF LIGHT

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CHRISTMAS FORECAST

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TRAINING FOR CHRISTMAS

TICKET TO RIDEa story for Christmasby Charles McKelvy (Author’s Note: Natalie and I trained into Chicago a week or so before Christmas in 2019, and we were pleasantly surprised to see how Amtrak had brightly decorated Union Station for the … Continue reading

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A WALK ON THE MILD SIDE

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DECEMBER LIGHT

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MILE 9.0

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A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS

THE BEST CHRISTMAS SHOW EVERa story for Christmasby Charles McKelvy The old couple on 40 acres out on the edge of town were known for their wonderful Christmas sound-and-light shows.Upon seeing it for the first time, many a child, and, … Continue reading

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A BLESSED DAY AT THE MONASTERY

(Chicago, IL) My friend Mark Barrett and I enjoyed a truly blessed day at the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago on Sunday. We motored in from Michigan, and particularly enjoyed our cruise up Lake Shore Drive on day … Continue reading

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RAINY DAY WRITER

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70 for 70

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AUTHOR! AUTHOR!

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A TRAIL FOR ALL SEASONS

Travels with Charley:The Kal-Haven is a Trail for All Seasonsby Charles McKelvyWhen we all began sheltering in place back in late winter/early spring, we reckoned we had better lay in a prudent supply of dry goods.That meant only one trip: … Continue reading

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RECORDED LIVE AT THE DUNERY

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TRAINING FOR CHRISTMAS

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WAITING FOR WINTER

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SANTA CITING

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THANKSGIVING SURVIVORS

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FEATURE IN THE BEACHER

Travels with Charley:Waving Good-bye to Summer at Warren Dunes State Parkby Charles McKelvy In this time of COVID-19, super, Sunday, summer bike rides are huge.No, they WERE huge.And that’s the point of this exercise: to wave good-bye to a strange … Continue reading

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