My Smallish Musical Debut Is Coming

by Kevin Burton    Alison Trelfa’s “Winter Warmer,” to be released in the UK Nov. 30, has one element no album has ever had.    Me.     Let me be clear up front, I won’t exactly be featured on the album, and there is still editing to be done.  But I am pretty sure my …

Here’s To Leo Foster And Old-school Ball

by Kevin Burton    Gonna tell you everything I know about Leo Foster, then I’ll tell you why.    Foster was a utility infielder who played parts of five seasons for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets between 1971 and 1976.  He hit .198 in 262 at bats. He had two home runs and …

His Timing, His Answers, His Presence

by Kevin Burton    So there’s this little card. Three inches by one inch. Had it all these years.    There was a small stack of them at the checkout stand of a Christian bookstore in Columbus. I got my music or whatever and I got this little card on the way out.    It …

Work Commute Takes On A 70s Groove

by Kevin Burton    You don’t often get a break like this one, and I’m riding with it.    The ride service that takes me from my rural town back and forth to work in the big city will not be charging its usual fee for the fourth quarter of this year.     That’s right, …

God The Potter Has His Perfect Design

by Kevin Burton    If life were a play and you could read for one of two parts, would you audition to be the potter or the clay?    You have arrived not at a play, but at a second-period Ceramics class at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.    Spiritual blindness is a …

What Would It Take To Make You Move?

by Kevin Burton    You say Tulsa isn’t your cup of tea?  Would $10,000 be enough of a sweetener to change your mind?      Some cities are paying people cold hard cash and incentives to move there and take jobs working remotely.    It’s a virus-era employment and recruiting trend according to a report by …

Airline To Fire Unvaccinated Workers

by Kevin Burton    Almost 600 workers for United Airlines now face termination for not complying with the company’s Covid 19 vaccination requirement, according to published reports.    “The vast majority of its 67,000 US staff have supplied proof of vaccination, which was required by Monday,” according to a report on the BBC website.    …

Fantasyland: When You’re Hot You’re Hot

by Kevin Burton    In Mexico, when I was there, they called it “buen camino.”    In English that means good road, or good path.  It’s what you talk about when things are going well.     “Tu vas por buen camino,” roughly translated means you’ve got it going on.   Singer Jerry Reed might translate …

A 1972 One-Hit, One-Rhyme Wonder

by Kevin Burton    Because mine is a songwriter’s household we have “what rhymes with’ as one of our buzzwords.   Buzzphrases I guess that should be.    Example: My granddaughter Willow is spoiled.  So it’s “Oh my goodness can’t believe how spoiled she is…what rhymes with spoiled?”    “Coiled, boiled, foiled..” and so on.  Got …

The Bible Has Plenty To Say About Money

by Kevin Burton    Where is your treasure this morning?    Happy Sunday and welcome back to class! Let’s not dawdle, as they say, time is money.    In our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB) we start the second semester today.  We started this school because spiritual blindness is the worst, most dangerous …