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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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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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Crime – Tulee Main

‘The Passing of Tulee Main’ is a story involving a sturdy, honest family in a gentle, rural land – but the tale’s permeated with crime. “You’re going to kill her” . . . “What’s wrong with you, you drooling idiot?” … Continue reading

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