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Night Moves
Boys of Summer

Sorry, girls, but summer is a season made for boys, and nothing says summer and boys better than baseball.  Well, weddings count too.  To wit:

This good ol' boy in the bleachers was hoping for a White Sox win the other day, but he didn't cry when he didn't get it, because he got to see lots of good ol' baseball in the summertime.

This good ol’ boy in the bleachers was hoping for a White Sox win the other day, but he didn’t cry when he didn’t get it, because he got to see lots of good ol’ baseball in the summertime.

Hard work, but somebody has to do it.  Might as well be these boys.

Hard work, but somebody has to do it. Might as well be these boys.

You mean I get payed to play catch?  Where do I sign up?

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Mind, Body & Spirit

Mind, Body & Spirit

That whole Mind, Body & Spiritthing was drilled into my head as a kid, probably by the influential organizations of my childhood: the YMCA, the Boy Scouts, and the Episcopal Church.  The message was:  You can’t develop one and neglect the other two.  Be fit mentally, physically, and spiritually.  Message received.  And, I am happy to say, I have been working on all three in my dotage,…

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Let’s make every day Mother’s Day

Opinion Maker Column

By Charles McKelvy

Photo of yours truly and Mom courtesy of an usher at Orchestra Hall in Chicago after a concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Photo of yours truly and Mom courtesy of an usher at Orchestra Hall in Chicago after a concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

(Author’s note: This essay appeared originally in The Herald-Palladium Newspaper in Saint Joseph, Michigan on November 30, 2010, just a month after we moved Mom to be near us in Bridgman,…

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Sign of Summer
Bukowski’s “Nirvana”

Bukowski’s “Nirvana”

charleymckelvy:

If this doesn’t bring tears to your eyes and a lump to your throat, nothing, but nothing will.

Originally posted on Poetically Versed:

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Night Moves
Der Ring

Ring Finger

Inspired Writing

by Charles McKelvy

If Mom's ring fits, wear it with love!

If Mom’s ring fits, wear it with love!

I now wear on my right, ring finger a ring that my mother wore most of her 93 years on her right, ring finger.

Mom told me before she died that she wanted me to have the ring her beloved Uncle Donald gave her after he returned from a trip to North Africa, and my sister Missy insisted I take the ring right after…

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Sunday Ride
We enjoy our Sunday bike rides from Harbert to Three Oaks and New Buffalo and back.  Yesterday, we saw evidence of the recent wheat harvest on Schwark Road near Kruger Road.

We enjoy our Sunday bike rides from Harbert to Three Oaks and New Buffalo and back. Yesterday, we saw evidence of the recent wheat harvest on Schwark Road near Kruger Road.

Sunset at Camp Sokol in New Buffalo.

Sunset at Camp Sokol in New Buffalo.

Day is done, gone the boaters.

Day is done, gone the boaters.

Time for the owls to get up.

Time for the owls to get up.

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The Big Book of Mom

The Big Book of Mom

The Big Book of Mom

A Sentimental Journey

by Charles McKelvy

Mom was always at home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.  Now she is at home in Heaven.

Mom was always at home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. Now she is at home in Heaven.

Introduction:

(Author’s note:  This is just the beginning.  I will post more on a page called THE BIG BOOK OF MOM as I write and edit it.  And, when we are ready to publish, you shall be the first to know.)

So what this is, see, is an appreciation of my…

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