Wisdom in a “Button Jar”

I want to introduce you to a couple of folk today. No, neither one is in the books, but each had a profound effect on me as a person. Neither were flashy, brash, or loud in any way. As a matter of fact, they’re lives came and went, and the world scarcely took notice. It... Continue Reading →

Turkey Delivery

          By Michael Miller Autumn in the hills of East TN is a very special time. The smell of fresh-cut hay hangs heavy in the cool crisp air. Hills and hollers are dressed in their Sunday best; sporting vivid hues of orange, red and gold. An elegant mist hovers at tree-top level, just as a... Continue Reading →

Ahab’s real name was Wendall

Ahab...the name carry's with it a ponderous weight. Scenes of massive wooden ships under full canvas fill our noggins, if we allow ourselves the privilege, we can almost hear the overbearing Captain as he berates the lowly shipmates. With little effort we may go so far as to catch a glimpse of the massive white... Continue Reading →

Riding the Ribbon

Riding the Ribbon  Have you ever sat in your car watching as the train rolled by, wondering what it must be like to run alongside, grabbing a hold of the iron and stealing a free ride to God knows where? To simply sit on your perch and feel the rhythm of the rails in your bones and listen... Continue Reading →

The Most Important Meal of the Day

How many remember fifth grade? More importantly; how many remember the lunch room? Most don't understand the politics, social exchange and class warfare that transpired there. So...for just a bit, experience the "lunch-room" through the eyes of the Tin Cup Clan. This is just a small excerpt from Chapter Eight, I hope you can get... Continue Reading →

Always Choose The Wing (a revisit)

  (A reflection of Character) WELL HOWDY FRIENDS. Good news, good news. The Tin Cup Clan's new digs is almost done. But let me tell you...these ol' bones feel every nail and hammer blow. Since I've been rather short on time of late I've been repostin' some of the older stuff. I figured this might... Continue Reading →

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