Grandma’s Joy And Suing To Get There

by Kevin Burton    What’s so grand about being a grandma?     I took that question to an expert in the field. She’s had days and days of experience so she knows whereof she speaks; my friend Tracy from North Carolina.     Her first grandchild was born last Friday in Cincinnati.     “Lucy Jane Duffy …

The Unsavory Reality Of Breakfast In Bed

by Kevin Burton    Certain things sound great, but once you examine them are really not.    One such concept is breakfast in bed. People talk about breakfast in bed as a mother’s day or birthday kind of special thing you do for someone.      So I’m thinking about this and it hits me, who really …

A Magic Carpet Ride To New Orleans

by Kevin Burton    While at the Quiet Knight bar in Chicago, Steve Goodman saw fellow singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie, and asked to be allowed to play a song for him, according to a story on Wikipedia.    “Guthrie grudgingly agreed, on the condition that if Goodman bought him a beer, Guthrie would listen to him play …

Redeemed Sinners Are God’s Trophies

by Kevin Burton    The grace of God, His mercy, transforms a wretch like me and I just can’t grasp it.     Without God’s grace I’d be a dead man walking.  With God’s grace, I’m redeemed, washed in the blood of the Lamb, converted from an object of scorn to an object of wonder.     …

On Date Night We Paint The Town Beige

by Kevin Burton    It’s Saturday baby, the day we’ve all been waiting for! You know what that means.    It’s date night!    But what does date night mean anymore?    Between Covid 19 safety measures and the new geezer bedtimes we’re learning to prefer, date night isn’t what it used to be.    …

True Motives Of A Cat And Of A Man

by Kevin Burton    I have two cats. I have one heart.    The cats have been with us about five months now. Some patterns have emerged in the ways they interact with my wife and me.   We feed them and provide them with comfort and amusement. We protect them from harm of all sorts, …

Never Give Up Hope For Lost Socks

by Kevin Burton    For me, it’s not that easy.    Some of these heartless people at nationaldaycalendar.com were spot on in pointing out that May 9 was national Lost Sock Day.  But then they went on to say it was a day to get rid of the unmatched socks.    No, no, no, no, …

Put The Carpenters In The Hall Already

by Kevin Burton    Hope I’m not too early but I want to be the first to congratulate The Carpenters on their 2023 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.    It has to happen now, right?     I say this because some committee just voted Dolly Parton of all people, into the …

Mother’s Day And Victory In Jesus

by Kevin Burton    My mother is running her victory lap with a walker.    Victory laps are supposed to be slower than the race itself, right? So there you go, it’s a chance to celebrate.   And make no mistake this is victory in Jesus, as the song says.    You’ll pardon her if there …

Skunk Baxter’s Unlikely Second Act

   His parents named him Jeffrey, you know him as Skunk.    How did he get the nickname Skunk? He isn’t saying.     He played guitar for two of the best rock and roll bands ever, Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a …