Tag Archives: Covid-19

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

Posted in addiction, alcoholism, coronavirus, Detroit | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

94+12+90+41+31=SERENITY

(Harbert, Michigan) I practiced safe distancing Sunday by driving alone to the Monastery of the Holy Cross at 31st and Aberdeen in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.  And, yes, we all wore masks at the monastery and sat at least six feet … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Monastery of the Holy Cross | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE COVID RAMBLE

Posted in clarinet, coronavirus, Jason Gresl | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

RESPIRATORY GUIDELINE

Posted in Clouds, clouds, coronavirus | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SPRING AHEAD

Posted in April, coronavirus, Michigan, spring | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

STF@HOME

Posted in coronavirus | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in aging, Charles McKelvy, coronavirus | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UPON REFLECTION

Posted in Catholic Church, coronavirus | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

AN IRISH BLESSING FOR THE WHOLE WORLD

Dear fellow earthlings, Here’s an Irish blessing for you all in the time of pandemic:

Posted in coronavirus, Ireland | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

NATALIE RIDES AGAIN

Posted in Bicycling, coronavirus | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

MORE CHRISTMAS IN MARCH

(Editor’s Note: Today the Church celebrates the Annunciation of the Lord, which means Christmas is nine months away.  So how about another Christmas story?) Santa’s Pen A Christmas Story by Charles McKelvy We were at the UPS Store in Saint … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, coronavirus, december | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHRISTMAS IN MARCH

Santa’s New Glasses a short story by Charles McKelvy The man in the Santa suit left his glasses on the seat as he got off the train. The man behind him, a harried bank executive named Hank, noticed and said: … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, coronavirus, Flash Fiction, March Madness | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A WALK IN THE PARK

Get out and go for a walk. That’s what we did last week in our favorite park, namely Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer, Michigan.  We had the park to ourselves, so social distancing was not a problem.

Posted in coronavirus, Michigan, Warren Dunes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SAFETY IN NUMBER

Posted in coronavirus, Lake Michigan | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

BIRD WATCHER

Posted in birding, cat photos, cats, coronavirus | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

CORONA-CATION

(Editor’s note: We are republishing the following because it contains updated information. This pandemic is serious,  folks.  Stay the f@#*k home!) Travels with Charley: Travel in the Time of COVID-19 by Charles McKelvy Credit my ever-vigilant wife Natalie for imposing … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

BEACH WALK IN TIME OF COVID-19

(Harbert, Michigan) We are taking suggestions to socially distance seriously, and so have taken to taking walks on the beach, when there is a beach, and when there are no crowds. That’s just what we did Friday afternoon, and here … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus, Lake Michigan | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

TRAVEL IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

Credit my ever-vigilant wife Natalie for imposing a travel ban on your faithful Travels with Charley correspondent when the COVID-19 pandemic came a calling. “We’re self-quarantining,” she announced. “We can’t be too paranoid. Stay away from gatherings of all size. … Continue reading

Posted in coronavirus | Tagged , | 2 Comments

DISAPPEARING RAILROAD BLUES

Posted in Amtrak, coronavirus | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

LETTER FROM ITALY

Dear Readers: Please pass this on to everyone you know.  Be safe! https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1237608434117120002.html

Posted in coronavirus | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

HALF MEASURES

If you live in the land of “Let’s make America great again,” and you suspect you have been infected with the coronavirus, please follow these simple steps: 1. Call Vice President Mike Pence 2. Tell him you are a major … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, aging, coronavirus, Donald Trump | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment