A Cup of Conversation

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 […]

Improbable Gifts – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – May 2016

There are moments in our kids’ lives, pivotal moments defining who they are and what they’re destined to be. Some twenty years ago, summer in Oregon came early. Our […]

Final Arrangements – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – April 2016

When we sat down to prepare our trust and will arrangements, the estate planner asked how we wanted to structure the end of life details. This means death and […]

A Cup of Conversation, March 2016 – by Michael Kell

Our grown daughter sent me this the other day. She said it reminded her of me…Love you, Dad! That’s pretty funny but not really. Her teen years were foggy days for me. I was sick […]

Desperate – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – February 2016

I studied economics in college. Almost every macro-economics professor used the Great Depression as a model in explaining modern theory. Today, honest analysis tells us there isn’t much difference […]

On Time and Healing – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – Dec 2015/Jan 2016

Healing is a glimpse of heaven. Those sick, in pain or severely depressed can appreciate the depth of the metaphor. Spiritual life reveals much about what we don’t […]

Twin Pillars – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – November 2015

Last Christmas Eve was joyously spent at the Jacksonville Inn. A week later, our family celebrated at the Bella Union. Our grown kids look forward to this every homecoming […]

Thumbprint – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – October 2015

Number 30 of the 33 notable things observed over the past twenty-five years of living and doing business in a small town says,

“Understand the inherent moral contract of employing […]

Bruce – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – September 2015

I watched ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award presentation honoring Bruce Jenner. The Arthur Ashe Award is named after the iconic tennis star, a man of color in a once […]