Author Archives: charleymckelvy

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.

SAD NEWS

We received word this morning of the unexpected passing of our friend, Mike Cotter.  Mike died at home in Sawyer, Michigan on Friday evening, June 5 after a cook-out with his loved ones.  Mike was in his early 60s, and … Continue reading

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THE COVID RAMBLE

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HANGING BASKET

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PANTHER IN THE PINES

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SWAN A SWIMMING

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PEACEFUL PROTEST

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CIVIL REST

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THE AUTHOR AT REST

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SUPERIOR SHIPPING

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THE CALL OF THE KUCKUCKUHREN

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BARNEY IS BACK!

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STATELY PARK

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IN MEMORY OF . . .

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LOG CABIN RIDE

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TUTTA VERDI

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RESPIRATORY GUIDELINE

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KIRK’S OWL

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STORY HOUR

Here’s a fable for our time:

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BACK IN TRAINING

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WILD TURKEY

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BIRDING IN THE RAIN

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THINKING OF DETROIT

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CEDAR WAXWING

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SWAN LAKE

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RAINY DAY BIRD

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A WALK IN DOWAGIAC WOODS

I once heard the author John Updike revel in the word Dowagiac. He was addressing an adoring audience in Dowagiac, Michigan as part of a literary festival there.  He read from his celebrated fiction, of course, but the highlight of … Continue reading

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DECKED OUT

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MICHI GAMI

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CRUMBLING COASTLINE

A recent trip to Casco Township Nature Preserve in Allegan County, Michigan revealed the devastating effect of rising lake levels on the west coast of Michigan.  The overlook fell victim, and now the path itself is threatened by the ever-waving … Continue reading

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TURNING POINT

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