Tag Archives: Detroit

DAVE BENNETT WITH A VIEW

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A DELIGHTFUL DAY AT DIA

Travels with Charley: Getting My Day at DIA by Charles McKelvy The third time was the charm. First, we four were going to go to Detroit Institute of Arts on July 24, and then I was going to go all … Continue reading

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HONESTLY, ABE

 

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SCARAB CLUB

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PLANE CROSSING

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A DANDY DAY AT DIA

The third time was the charm, meaning that after two previous attempts to visit Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), we finally succeeded on Thursday, August 20.  And, yes, as previously posted, I played my clarinet in DIA’s parking lot after … Continue reading

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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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SUNDAY READING

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BASEBALL MEMORY

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT

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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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MONKS ON THE MOVE

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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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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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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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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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