Monthly Archives: April 2021

EYE PIECE.2

EYE PIECE.2by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB(4/30/21) Further Adventures:Well, it’s now Friday morning, the last day of 2021’s version of April, and I’ve been doing really, really well with a PanOptix® Lens in my left eye.I am, for example, penning this … Continue reading

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DUCHESS OF THE DUNES

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EYE PIECE

EYE PIECE.1by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB (4/28/21) The day after cataract on my left eye at the Great Lakes Surgery Center in sunny, Saint Joseph, Michigan: I am writing this before my next-day, follow-up visit, right next door at Great … Continue reading

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PATHFINDER, the

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APRIL MOON

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DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS

(Baroda, Michigan) I have it on reliable authority that there will be fireworks this 4th of July, and that we will be invited to the party. Ah, American independence! Remember that? Or are you too befogged by wearing your face … Continue reading

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HOW SWEEP IT IS!!!

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CELEBRATING SOUTH SHORE

I spent the first six years of my life, from 1950-56, in the eponymous South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. I learned to walk and talk at the Fairhaven Apartments, dined and went to horse shows at the South Shore Country … Continue reading

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ABROAD IN BRIDGEPORT

In honor of my viritual visit today to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, I wanted to present these photos from my actual visit last Sunday.

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PORCH CAT

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MIDWAY

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TANKS, CHICAGO

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SUNDAY SUNRISE IN SAWYER

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ABROAD IN OTSEGO

(Otsego, Michigan) We found ourselves in this delightful west Michigan town last Friday for the funeral of our friend, Randy Lober. So we decided to take a walk and have a look-see. And one of us was hungry, so we … Continue reading

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APRIL SNOW

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REMEMBERING RANDY

Travels with Charley:Travel by Memoryby Charles McKelvy You may recall the story that appeared on September 3, 2020 about the trip my friend, Randy Lober, and I took to see the Detroit Tigers play their last home game of the … Continue reading

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VISIONARIES

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RUSHING THE SEASON

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THE MISSING MAN

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REMEMBERING RANDY

(Author’s note: I am saddened to report that Randy died on Monday, April 12, 2021, after fighting the good fight. I am so glad that we were able to make this trip to Motown together in September 2019. Seize the … Continue reading

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THE SUMMER OF ’67

Travels with Charley:Travel “for friendship”by Charles McKelvy Why would some 12,000 Boy Scouts from 108 nations gather in the mountains of northern Idaho from July 31 to August 9, 1967?Why “for friendship,” of course.And we who attended 12th World Scout … Continue reading

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MICHIGAN GIANTS

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DUNE CAT

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WATER COLOR

(Harbert, Mich.) A storm was coming Thursday afternoon, so I headed down to the lake with Flyboy the cat and Canon the PowerShot SX160 IS camera. When I saw the diffuse light, approaching storm clouds, and placid, silvery sea before … Continue reading

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RUNNER ON THE STORM

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SOUTH BRANCH

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THE FULL LOG CABIN

For Easter, I rode the full Log Cabin, meaning I rode all of Log Cabin Road from Glendora Road on the north to Warren Woods Road on the south. This without ever leaving lovely Berrien County, Michigan.

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EASTER RISING

We planted our potato crop, two bags full, on Easter Sunday. Now let’s see what happens.

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YELLOW BRICK ROAD

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THE DAWNING OF SPRING

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