Author Archives: Peter

About Peter

Author of 'The Passing of Tulee Main'. Formerly active in retail, service and manufacturing industries. Now enjoying the beautiful Tennessee country side of Tulee's Tyson County home and writing.

Tulee Main . . . Where there’s a will . . .

Where there’s a will – there’s relatives.     No idea who first came up with that twist but it sure seems to be a truthful, if sad, commentary on us. In The Passing of Tulee Main, that very thing comes up. … Continue reading

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Winter, Tyson County and Grits

The Passing of Tulee Main starts out speaking of ‘an exceptionally pleasant day’ under a ‘late spring sun’. Lovely image. Well things have changed. Again, I’m sitting today in my home on the side of Doe Mountain, unable to reach … Continue reading

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Tulee Main – Vinegar Pie

Vinegar Pie? Doesn’t sound encouraging, does it? No, it doesn’t but it: A) tastes great and B) has a real connection to Tyson County and Tulee Main. Read on. The folks in Tyson County and the surrounding region were descendants … Continue reading

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Commitment – Tulee Main

In the novel, “The Passing of Tulee Main”, a small snippet of Tulee’s life shows up as Liz prepares to wind up the estate after Tulee’s death. There’s more to the passage, but the part of interest today is: “A … Continue reading

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Change

The story of Tulee Main takes place in the warmth of late Spring – early Summer. By August, the tale is done and Tyson County is ready to rest. Today’s entry is far  -  far removed from the heat of … Continue reading

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Tulee Main ~ ‘Meth-am-phet-a-mine’

The two couples idly chatted until MarLee, feeling left out, suddenly spoke up. “I know all about meth-am-phet-a-mine.” The complex word came out in small chunks as she struggled through it. Marlee’s eight. She’s the carefully protected granddaughter of Bart … Continue reading

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Tulee Main ~ Home Schooling

At one point in ‘Tulee Main’, Liz asks Bart, “Did you know Susan and Ben were trying to figure out a way to home school MarLee?” Home schooling is another subject that crops up as we follow Tulee’s family through … Continue reading

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A Short Journey

Last Sunday, I picked up my guest at the Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville, right in the heart of that ‘broad Holston valley’ crossed and re-crossed so often by Bart and Liz Cleburne in ‘The Passing of Tulee Main’. The flight … Continue reading

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. . . how should we then live?

Not an original question at all, but one that’s at the heart of ‘Tulee Main’. Tulee‘s a story, hopefully an entertaining story; a mystery of sorts, a crime novel certainly, but more than anything else, a question. As you read … Continue reading

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The Music

The Music. Almost more than the crookedly winding rivers, the quiet people, the craggy mountains or the rain splashing off a cabin roof into the strategically placed barrel – it’s the music that makes me most at home here in … Continue reading

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