A Cup of Conversation

Red T-Shirt – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – September 2017

An old man walked across a city intersection on a blistering hot summer day. His shock white, trimmed full head of hair and long beard betrayed […]

Pavlov – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – August 2017

I’m not a writer by profession but brewing up a cup of conversation has come reasonably natural. My concern about staring at a blank page with nothing to offer […]

Legacy – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – July 2017

I enjoy reading Paul Becker’s column. Our mayor is bedrock small town life. Some will respectfully disagree with his views on city business but none can argue the irreducible […]

In Defense of Presidents and Generals – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – May 2017

The North was losing the war to keep the Union. Robert E. Lee, a southern aristocrat, originally asked to lead the Union, chose the side of […]

Hamlet in the Woods – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – April 2017

Editor’s Note: After learning about a proposed restaurant meals tax, (which the City Council has since axed) Michael served-up his thoughts on the matter…just in case the topic comes […]

Oz – by Michael Kell

Cup of Conversation – February 2017

There’s a reason why politics and religion are taboo topics at dinner parties. We can creatively design filters to guard the truth about what we really think but these days […]

Frogs and Lawyers – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – December 2016/January 2017

I had to skip a couple articles; my apologies. Along with my very sick wife needing extended out of town medical care, we had an unexpected funeral to […]

Patience is a Virtue – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – August 2016

I lost my patience the other evening. Patience and controlling the tongue are active, not passive. Patience is graduate level virtue not without personal cost and tamed tongues are […]

We Know Nothing…Yet – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – July 2016

A couple thousand years ago, a contributing writer to the world’s best-selling book penned, “If any man thinks he knows anything, he knows not yet what he ought to […]

Frankenstein – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – June 2016

When good is called evil and evil is called good, moral relevancy is replaced by something else. In the 21st century, it is political correctness. Free […]