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About charleymckelvy

Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.

HALLOWEEN IS COMING!

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GET ON THE BUS, GUS

Travels with Charley: (Don’t) Get on the Bus, Gus! by Charles McKelvy Remember Simon and Garfunkel singing: Get on the bus, Gus? All right, I’m dating myself, but my point is that those balladeers of old would not be so … Continue reading

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BROADCAST BOOR

THE ANNOUNCER flash fiction by Charles McKelvy He was told to speak his mind, so he did. Specifically, he called out the rookie pitcher and told the listening public: “That lout couldn’t strike out a hobbled Little League rookie. No, … Continue reading

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MORNING MEDITATION

HOUSE COFFEE morning meditation by Charles McKelvy 7 AM!!! Early, right? You betcha. But there’s House Coffee, right? You betcha. And it kept me awake when I got to the 7 AM meeting. I didn’t really need a cup of … Continue reading

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CERTIFIED McDOUGALLER

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DIET RELATED

NO COLON; STILL ROLLIN’ flash fiction by Charles McKelvy An ominous look from the white coat with the clipboard and then: “We don’t like the size of that mass in your colon.” The patient gulped and choked out a feeble: … Continue reading

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STAR McDOUGALLER

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NIGHT OPS

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POTATO HARVEST

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CORN COUNTRY

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THE ANSWER, MY FRIEND . . .

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CRUISING 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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HOME, SWEET HOME

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NIGHT TRAIN

I took a bike ride at 9 last night, and it was already dark.  Gone the endless light of summer.  Oh well.  As a bonus, however, I observed the passage of Amtrak’s Pere Marquette.  Nothing like seeing a speeding passenger … Continue reading

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MORNING HAS BROKEN

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DUNE CAT

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CAT UP A TREE

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ALL THAT JAZZ

Thanks, Detroit Jazz Festival, for four days of fun and music.  Here are a few more highlights from the 41st Detroit Jazz Festival that was streamed worldwide.

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ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

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HAPPY SAINT FIPIAN’S DAY!

LABOR PAIN Flash Fiction by Charles McKelvy He wondered as he wandered if he could make them all disappear. So he stopped, inhaled deeply, whispered softly: POOF!!!! Then he blew them all away, and they didn’t come back until the … Continue reading

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SOMEONE YOU SHOULD EAT

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DAVE BENNETT WITH A VIEW

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DETROIT JAZZERS

(Detroit, Michigan)  Here are some images from Saturday’s line-up at the Detroit Jazz Festival, which continues today and Labor Day.  (Visit: http://www.detroitjazzfest.com before you visit.)

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DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL

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A DELIGHTFUL DAY AT DIA

Travels with Charley: Getting My Day at DIA by Charles McKelvy The third time was the charm. First, we four were going to go to Detroit Institute of Arts on July 24, and then I was going to go all … Continue reading

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LOOKING UP IN KAZOO

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WEST MICHIGAN AREA SHOW

(KALAMAZOO, MICH)  We took in the West Michigan Area Show at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts last Saturday, and we thought it was one of the strongest shows they have put up in quite a while.  COVID restrictions applied, so we … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER MORN

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HONESTLY, ABE

 

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HIGH TAILIN’

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