Category Archives: Michigan

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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BARNSTORMING

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DAY IS DONE

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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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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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DOWN BY THE RIVER

(Niles, Mich.) To reward ourselves for our successful visit to the Niles Dental Clinic Tuesday, we took a stroll along the nearby Saint Joseph River. What is it about lazy, old rivers on lazy, old summer afternoons? Hmm. Nothing could … Continue reading

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A PLAINWELL PROMENADE

We joined our dear friend Mary Lober for lunch at her house in Otsego, Michigan on Wednesday. And for clarinet lessons with her grand-niece Alie. Alie, by the way, is making amazing progress and will do well when she plays … Continue reading

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SHOPPING TRIP

We needed some more vegan kimchi, and friends wanted 15 pounds of brown rice, so we headed out to Berrien Springs, Mich. Thursday afternoon for a bit of shopping at the Oriental Supermarket. We enjoyed the drives there and back, … Continue reading

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FERN WOODS

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BITSY THE BIRDER

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MORNING GLORY

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

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EYE PIECE.7

EYE PIECE.7by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB May 7, 2021 deep within the Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve, Covert, Michigan So here we are sitting on a bench at the north end of the Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve, on a … Continue reading

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ABROAD IN OTSEGO

(Otsego, Michigan) We found ourselves in this delightful west Michigan town last Friday for the funeral of our friend, Randy Lober. So we decided to take a walk and have a look-see. And one of us was hungry, so we … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING RANDY

Travels with Charley:Travel by Memoryby Charles McKelvy You may recall the story that appeared on September 3, 2020 about the trip my friend, Randy Lober, and I took to see the Detroit Tigers play their last home game of the … Continue reading

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MICHIGAN GIANTS

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SOUTH BRANCH

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CENTER OF THE WORLD

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MORNING BECOMES SAWYER

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CLOUD APPEAL

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STRUNG OUT

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DAY IS DONE

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CABIN FEVER

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WINTER REFLECTION

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DOE WHITE

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MARDI GRAS IN MICHIGAN

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OWLIE THE WEATHER OWL

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SO MICHIGAN!!

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UNIFORM OF THE DAY

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