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FALL FALLS

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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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A HERO OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

Life with Charley:by Charles McKelvy I screwed up.Hey, I did an “ISU” a few weeks back when writing about my literary exploits at ISU, or Illinois State University, in Normal, Ill.I tantalized you by stating that I had won first … Continue reading

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OUT TO SEA

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LIFE WITH CHARLEY, cont.

The Writing Life, part threeby Charles McKelvy And so they sent me forth from Illinois State University in 1972 with a B.S. in English-Journalism.Just in time for the war in Vietnam, right?Right, and I did write a novel titled Holy … Continue reading

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GOOD, ORDERLY DIRECTION

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MORNING GLORY

Another glorious morning in what we call Beauty Land.

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FoF.6

FURTHER ADVENTURES OF FLYBOYby Flyboy the Magnificent (as told to Uncle Charley)Chapter Six: Cat’s in the Bag You’re probably wondering how I got into the ballpark, right?Right!Of course, you are. So here’s how it went, see:While Nancy the nuthatch was … Continue reading

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GOING COASTAL

Travels with Charley:Travel by Coastal Plainby Charles McKelvy We finally got to explore the Nature Conservancy’s magnificent Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve in nearby Covert, Michigan.On my 71st birthday no less.We discovered the Ross Preserve, quite by accident, one day … Continue reading

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EYE PIECE.6

EYE PIECE.6by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB My 71st birthday: May 7, 2021.What better way in which to celebrate my 71st birthday than to take my bride of nearly 44 years for a tour of the Nature Conservancy’s Ross Coastal Plain … Continue reading

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EYE PIECE.2

EYE PIECE.2by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB(4/30/21) Further Adventures:Well, it’s now Friday morning, the last day of 2021’s version of April, and I’ve been doing really, really well with a PanOptix® Lens in my left eye.I am, for example, penning this … Continue reading

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EYE PIECE

EYE PIECE.1by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB (4/28/21) The day after cataract on my left eye at the Great Lakes Surgery Center in sunny, Saint Joseph, Michigan: I am writing this before my next-day, follow-up visit, right next door at Great … Continue reading

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THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT SHOES

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LAST LOOK AT CHRISTMAS

I got one last look at Christmas Sunday at the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago where the tree was still up and the spirit of Christmas was still alive. We begin “celebrating” Christmas, or, to be politically correct, … Continue reading

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TRAIN UNDER THE TREE

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A BLESSED DAY AT THE MONASTERY

(Chicago, IL) My friend Mark Barrett and I enjoyed a truly blessed day at the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago on Sunday. We motored in from Michigan, and particularly enjoyed our cruise up Lake Shore Drive on day … Continue reading

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TWO OUT OF THREE

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SEEKING SOLANUS

SEEKING SOLANUS CASEY by Charles McKelvy When I attended the Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM Cap. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit, I thought that was it. I considered myself fortunate to have a friend … Continue reading

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RUNNIN’ EMPTY

   

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BARNEY IS BACK!

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KIRK’S OWL

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STORY HOUR

Here’s a fable for our time:

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Self-Quarantine

via Self-Quarantine

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GROTTO-FIED

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SANTA MEOW

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DIA DE MUERTOS

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SUNSET DRIVE

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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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SOLEMN VESPERS

(Monastary of the Holy Cross, Chicago) Here is but a small sample of the angelic music proclaimed Saturday evening by the monks and Schola Laudis for the Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross:

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