A Cup of Conversation

The Decision – by Michael Kell

Nothing cuts to the quick of reality faster than burying the young. For one brief moment time slows down enough for us to come up out of this world’s ether and see life in its natural state; brief and fragile, precious and final. No exchanges, no returns.

James Bond – by Michael Kell

Life moves pretty fast. We think we have time enough both present and future but it’s a lie. The tyranny of the urgent so often prevents higher ideals from ever taking form. The sad irony is the higher ideal almost always involves helping others outside our circles...

The 33 – by Michael Kell

Over the years people have asked me how we’ve survived living and doing business in a small town for so long...

The Imperfect Game – by Michael Kell

I’ve noticed that columns in the Review have become engagingly pithy and more personal. This is a very good thing...

Small Pond Living – by Michael Kell

I think we are all designed to live in a small pond and if not a small pond then much smaller parts of bigger ponds.

Best – By Michael Kell

This year we were asked by Oregon’s State Fair Division to be the title sponsor and director of the 2013 Best Coffee in Oregon...

Lessons in the Boat – by Michael Kell

As a young boy, I liked to sit in the bow of the small aluminum fishing boat. I liked the wind in my face and the way...

Sandbox Politics – by Michael Kell

As many of us are now familiar with the blogosphere of political opinion, especially Facebook...