Category Archives: Detroit

MOTOWN MEMORIES

Had there been no COVID-19 crisis, I would be finalizing plans to attend the International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous in Detroit next week. Alas, it was canceled, along with just about everything else. Right?  Yes, the new normal is strikingly … Continue reading

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TRAVELS WITH RANDY

Travels with Charley: A Tale of Taking the Tigers by the Tail by Charles McKelvy My friend Randy Lober and I sensed last year that not all would be well with this year’s baseball season. So we made plans last … Continue reading

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BACK IN TRAINING

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THINKING OF DETROIT

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MEMO FROM DETROIT

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WAITING FOR BASEBALL

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MONKS ON THE MOVE

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EL DIA EN DIA

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TIGERS IN THE WORLD SERIES

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DUTCH TREATS AT DIA

(Detroit, Michigan)  Next time you’re in the vicinity of 5200 Woodward Avenue, head on up to the third floor of Detroit Institute of Arts and spend an afternoon in the DUTCH GOLDEN AGE galleries.  You will behold, as we recently … Continue reading

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DIEGO DOES DETROIT

(Detroit Institute of Arts) Long we have looked at the amazing Detroit Industry Murals, but until Friday, October 11, 2019, we have not located the artist himself, Diego Rivera. But on Friday our friendly guide took us to the Mexican … Continue reading

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ON FINAL APPROACH

For a confirmed old plane-spotter like me, driving I-94 to Detroit has the distinct advantage of passing within landing distance of the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, or simply Detroit Metro.  Such was the case Friday when Joe Rochetto drove … Continue reading

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DAYCATION IN DETROIT

(Motown, U.S.A.) My good buddy Randy Lober and I motored east to the Motor City Thursday to watch the Tigers play their last home game against the Minnesota Twins and to groove on some Detroit vibes.  No matter that the … Continue reading

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MIGGIE

(Detroit, Michigan) Happiness was watching Miguel Cabrera and his Tiger teammates give the AL Central Champs, the Minnesota Twins, a run for their money on Thursday, September 26, 2019.  The Tigers lost 10-4, but Miggie hit a single in the … Continue reading

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DELIVER DE LETTER

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GROWING THEIR OWN IN DETROIT

(Detroit, Michigan) You may have noticed by now that this blog is all about the good news of people helping people, ,and so I would like to pass along this report from the Capuchin Soup Kitchen at 1820 Mt. Elliott … Continue reading

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PROTECTOR OF HOUSE AND HOME

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OU DAZZLING DAY AT DIA

(Detroit, Michigan) We delighted in dazzling our dear friends, Joe Rochetto and Arthur Anderson, with their discovery of the Detroit Institute of Arts, or DIA.  We were so dazzled, that we signed on for a senior membership, and we are … Continue reading

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GOOD DAY FOR GOOD YEAR

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CHANGE OF VENUE

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A DAY FOR DIA

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WILDFLOWERS AND NEON LIGHTS

A Tale of Two Detroits by Charles McKelvy Natalie doesn’t buy my bromides about the rebirth of Detroit. She says the so-called Detroit Renaissance is simply centered along a three-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue, which includes the world-class Detroit Institute … Continue reading

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THE THINKER

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A DAY IN DETROIT

Detroit?!?  Yes, for my birthday, on May 7, we took Amtrak’s Wolverine from New Buffalo to Detroit and spent four delightful hours in Motown before heading home on the westbound Wolverine at 6:18 p.m.  We focused our visit on: two … Continue reading

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BIRTHDAY BOY

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START TO FINISH

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BIRTHDAY PRESENT

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TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY

Memorable Moments in Motown by Charles McKelvy I got my first impression of Detroit in the fall of 1967 when I was told by the folks at the hotel in the heart of the Motor City: “Don’t go outside.” I … Continue reading

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