Category Archives: aging

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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FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS

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GRADUATION DAY

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EYE PIECE.8

EYE PIECE.8by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB May 9, 2021, wide-eyed at the South Shore Health & Racquet Club This is the first time I’ve been here since my first cataract surgery.That was on April 27, and I swam some quality, … Continue reading

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VISIONARIES

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TROPHY CASE

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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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HAND OUT

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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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THE ANSWER, MY FRIEND . . .

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MORBID REFLECTIONS

WAITING TO DIE A Boomer’s thoughts on death by Charles McKelvy We’re all waiting to die, regardless of exposure to the novel coronavirus infecting the planet. Yes, it is tempting to sit smugly in one’s wiped-down domicile and watch others … Continue reading

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LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION

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SLEEPING BEARDY

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