A Virus Antidote Of Sorts In A Little Book

by Kevin Burton    The house is more than a little cluttered just now. We’re in the mode of getting stuff out the door. But I found a keeper Wednesday.    My wife Jeannette put it in the maybe box that I wrote about last month (“The Maybe Box Keeps The Peace At Home,” April …

A Week To Show Appreciation To Teachers

by Kevin Burton    One of the things I said I would never do, is teach. I thought there might be some payback coming.    I reasoned that if I got back anything close to my just desserts after tormenting my teachers for so long, I’d be in serious trouble.      May 2-5 is National Teacher …

For All Mothers, A Musical Bouquet

by Kevin Burton    Don’t you dare forget Mother’s Day. It’s coming real soon. Why not make it happen for mom the way she made it happen for you?    This post is especially for the mothers out there.  I hope others will enjoy it too, but a special shoutout to the mothers.     This …

Seeing The World As A Blind Newsman

by Kevin Burton    I’ve heard some speeches, I’ve made some speeches. In the end, I am speechless.    For years I was a self-styled superhero, defending the blind from the ignorant and the arrogant. I had logic on my side. I had passion.    But that metaphorical cape I wore on the job, I …

Overdue Tech Upgrade Coming, But When?

by Kevin Burton    One of the truths to emerge from our family emergency April 13 was how badly I need to learn the tech language.     We got an emergency call that my mother-in-law had fallen in the parking lot of her assisted living facility and was unable to get up. We would not …

New Coke, The Worst Corporate Idea?

by Kevin Burton    Did you miss Bad Idea Day last week, April 23?     Well it wasn’t actually named, per se. But New Coke was introduced on that day, in 1985. That’s good enough for me.     What was the worst corporate idea of all time? Who’s to say?  But New Coke is often …

This Is Boot Camp And We Are Serious

by Kevin Burton    I think this thing is going to come down to water.    My wife Jeannette has declared a boot camp.  It started Monday. I signed up right away when I heard about it.    This is despite the fact that I don’t know the terms and conditions or how long it …

More Songs That Peaked At Number 22

by Kevin Burton    Yes you do know the song “But It’s Alright” by J.J. Jackson, but maybe not by its title.    If I mention that Huey Lewis and the News did a just about carbon copy of the song in 1994, that might help your recognition.    (No I’m not talking about “It’s …

The God Of The Detour Knows The Way

by Kevin Burton    One of the ways I tried to witness to my late father was to encourage him to listen to the radio ministry of Dr. Tony Evans.    Evans leads The Urban Alternative out of Dallas, Texas.  Evans is a dynamic speaker. I thought my father might be tiring of my dime …

Goodtime Shockers Got The Blues

by Kevin Burton    Hope to be wrong on this, but….    It appears to be over for Wichita State.    The Little Program That Could, could compete in a small conference, but still have a senior class graduate having won nine NCAA tournament games – nine happy NCAA press conferences – now can’t even …