Raised On Radio: National Disc Jockey Day

by Kevin Burton    The other day I was researching music and stumbled upon the Raised On Radio podcast. I thought, yeah, wish I had thought of that.    That’s me. I was raised on radio.    When I got back online to find it again, I found something entirely different called Raised On The …

Words In Motion Gather New Meanings

by Kevin Burton   The friends you make later in life might be surprised to learn what you were like as a youth.    You’re older, we hope wiser, different is many ways for sure.    Some of the words we use go through a similar metamorphosis. Just as you might not be able to …

Consider The Source Of The Promise

by Kevin Burton    This is the story of two songs, one title; two sources, one promise, namely, “the best.”    And, within the setting of popular music, it’s also a mini grammar lesson about comparative and superlative adjectives.    Chances are you have heard the one song, but not the other. The title of …

God’s People Can’t Afford To Be Quitters

by Kevin Burton    Had some fun Friday with National Quitters Day.  It sounds like a fun way to get the baser aspects of the world out of your face for at least a day.    Today let’s take a more serious look at it from a Christian perspective.    I actually found out about …

My Newest Venture: Screenwriting Class

by Kevin Burton    This is not exactly a call for people to get their popcorn ready, but I am now taking a screenwriting class.    If I’m not a fish out of water altogether, maybe I am a saltwater fish in freshwater. Or maybe I’m an old dog learning new tricks, to mix the …

Hey You Go-Getters, It’s Not Your Day

by Kevin Burton   Today is National Quitters Day.  You can handle that one, right?    I sure can. Even I can be a high achiever on Quitters Day. Just throw up your hands and say, “I’m out!”     Why not make every day National Quitters Day?    Today is also Friday the 13th. So …

Bills-Vikings Super Bowl Just Has To Happen

by Kevin Burton    Right this minute, even the Seahawks fans have hope, or should I say Super Hope.    The NFL playoffs start Saturday. With seven teams in each conference there are 49 possible combinations of pairings for the big game.  In that strictly mathematical sense, all teams are equal.   But to paraphrase …

Here’s One Rockin’ And Rollin’ Birthday Party

by Kevin Burton   The idea of a birthday party – you know, with the cake and the funny hats – has always seemed lame to me.  Today I’m changing my tune.     There is one such party I would put together and attend if I could.  Wait till you hear the musicians who share …

More Discrimination Against The Blind

by Kevin Burton    Today, two stories about blind people standing up for their rights, one of a pending lawsuit, one of a successful suit in Ohio.    I’m happy to see blind people demanding their rights, but sad that we should have to go to such lengths to get the right to lead basic, …

Younger McCartney Travels His Own Path

by Kevin Burton    The English singer known professionally as Mike McGear has a birthday today. He turns 79.    Among the greetings and well wishes, he may get a birthday call, or maybe a musical card that plays the Beatles song “Birthday,” from his brother – Paul McCartney.    Peter Michael McCartney created the …