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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.

FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS

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CAT OF THE DUNES

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FALL FALLS

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WHEN THE MOON HITS YOUR EYE . . .

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RIP: A.V. (LONNY) SMITH III

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THE FUN COUPLE

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A SUBLIME SOJOURN IN SOUTH HAVEN

(South Haven, MI) We met Mary and Dave for a leisurely luncheon at Clementine’s yesterday, in a booth by a window. And then, of course, we strolled around town, from high to low and back again. It was a beautiful … Continue reading

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THE COURSE OF A GAME

(Chicago, IL) My friend Joe Rochetto and I had every intention of attending Saturday night’s game featuring the two Sox: the hosting Chicago White Sox vs. the visiting Boston Red Sox. Always a great match-up, particularly late in the season … Continue reading

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RETURN OF THE NATIVE

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DUNE CAT

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HESSTON STEAM & POWER SHOW

(HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM, IN) On Labor Day, there were three different railroads to ride: narrow gauge, vintage amusement, and craftsman railroads. We rode the first two, and found the line for the third to be too long, so we went … Continue reading

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DOWN THE LINE

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SURF CITY, MICHIGAN

(Harbert, MI) I spent a lot of time in the surf at Surf City, New Jersey as a kid. Now, as an old fart, I get to hit the salt-free, shark-free surf in Lake Michigan at what I call Surf … Continue reading

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BARNSTORMING

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DAY IS DONE

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FLYBOY TAKES FIVE

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GARDEN SPOT

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SWIMMING LESSONS

Life with Charley:You Can Go Home Againby Charles McKelvy Yes, you can go home again.Really!I base my claim on a recent realization I had while driving through the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. I realized as I drove north along … Continue reading

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POOL OF LIGHT

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PHOTO STOP AT 57TH STREET

(Chicago, IL) I had my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera at the ready Sunday as I motored home from the Monastery of the Holy Cross on what I call the scenic route along the south shore of Lake Michigan. … Continue reading

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GOLFING AROUND AT SOUTH SHORE

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SEA DUTY

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A FAIR DAY IF EVER THERE WAS ONE

(Berrien County Youth Fair, Mich.) We had the fairest of Fair days on Wednesday as we walked from horses to llamas and fancy chickens and swinging fairgoers and back again. It was all too beautiful, and, like everyone else on … Continue reading

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BACKROADS BICYCLING

I was talking to a friend in Chicago on Sunday about the comparative merits of bicycling in the Windy City and in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. A native Michigander, he readily agreed that the latter trumps the former … Continue reading

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FAIR FUN

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FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS

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FORTY-FOUR AND COUNTING!

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FIELD OF DREAMS

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THIS LAND IS OUR LAND

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AL FRESCO DINING AT WDSP

Had me a high ol’ time Sunday afternoon, riding to the nearby Warren Dunes State Park in sylvan Sawyer, Michigan. Yes, WDSP is the only country club I would ever join. Why? Because it’s the people’s park, for the people, … Continue reading

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