A Cup of Conversation

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 […]

Lawn Envy – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – August 2015

Truth be known, I suffer from lawn envy. Dad had it in spades as does my brother. The neighbor’s greener, thicker, well-manicured grass drives us crazy. If there is […]

On the Clock – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – July 2015

It is interesting how we memorialize the end of things. What is it about the last day or last goodbye or last play of the game that gets our […]

Selfie – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – June 2015

Mary recently suggested I update the profile photo on this column. I asked her why and she said the image didn’t really look like me anymore. I’m trying not […]

Mikie – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – May 2015

Our house had just burned down. A few weeks later my wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, not the best of times. I mention this only because it was […]

Conundrum of Loss – by Michael Kell

A Cup of Conversation – April 2015

Channel surfing the other night, I landed on National Geographic’s Big Cats of the Serengeti. This is where my wife usually exits the room but not before shooting me […]