Tag Archives: Chicago

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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PHOTO STOP AT 57TH STREET

(Chicago, IL) I had my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera at the ready Sunday as I motored home from the Monastery of the Holy Cross on what I call the scenic route along the south shore of Lake Michigan. … Continue reading

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ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF CHICAGO

I returned Sunday to the Chicago neighborhood of my early childhood: South Shore. Specifically, I checked in at the South Shore Cultural Center for a brief trip to the “necessary room.” It was ready and waiting, and, after a wee … Continue reading

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A MATCH MADE IN THE NEWSROOM

Life with Charley:The Write Womanby Charles McKelvy I left you in the lurch last time, didn’t I?Yes, I was about to meet the love of my life, the fair Natalie DeViney, in the editorial offices of Crain Communications, in Chicago, … Continue reading

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CERMAK AND WENTWORTH

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RETURN OF THE NATIVE

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BACK TO THE BEGINNING

(Chicago, IL) As Joe Rochetto and I were cruising north on South Shore Drive on Saturday afternoon, I mentioned that we were directly east of the apartment building in which I spent the first six years of my life. Joe … Continue reading

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HOME SWEET HOME, CHICAGO

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YOU CAN GO BACK!

Who says you can’t go back? I, for one, plan on going back to the neighborhood of my early childhood, South Shore, this very day. I passed through the eponymous Chicago neighborhood two weeks ago on the way to the … Continue reading

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LAKE SHORE DRIVE

(Chicago, IL) My good buddy Joe Rochetto and I took a road trip to the Windy City on Sunday for Corpus Christi festivities at the Monastery of the Holy Cross and then a walk to the White Sox to watch … Continue reading

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LOVIN’ THAT LSD (LAKE SHORE DRIVE)

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CELEBRATING SOUTH SHORE

I spent the first six years of my life, from 1950-56, in the eponymous South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. I learned to walk and talk at the Fairhaven Apartments, dined and went to horse shows at the South Shore Country … Continue reading

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ABROAD IN BRIDGEPORT

In honor of my viritual visit today to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, I wanted to present these photos from my actual visit last Sunday.

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MIDWAY

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TANKS, CHICAGO

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THE LION IN WINTER

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FREE TO TRAVEL

Travels with Charley:Travel by Oneby Charles McKelvy I have traveled well by myself since childhood, when I would take flights of fancy on my made-in-Chicago Schwinn on the South Side of Chicago.I was rigged for night-riding and would assume the … Continue reading

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TOP OF THE WORLD

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LENTEN RETREAT

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TOWERING CHICAGO

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TRAVEL BY TWO

Travels with Charley:Travel by Twoby Charles McKelvy We are not meant to walk alone.Case in point: On a splendid fall day last November, Mark Barrett of Battle Creek, Mich., and your faithful Harbert-Michigan-based correspondent, met in Sawyer, Mich. and drove … Continue reading

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‘ROUND THE BEND

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LEGENDS OF LOWE AVENUE

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SPROUTING SKYSCRAPER

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MEMORY OF MOM

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SUNSET ON 31ST STREET

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LANDMARK BUILDING

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LOOPING THE LOOP

Chicago’s Loop, so you know, is so named because the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA’s) elevated tracks loop around a rectangle in the city center formed by Lake Street on the north, Wabash Avenue on the east, Van Buren Street on … Continue reading

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ALL SOULS’ DAY

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SUNDAY SOJOURN

My travels last Sunday took me on a soulful sojourn to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. Here are some photographic highlights:  

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