Of Lyrics, Destinations And Old Friends

   I arranged my Facebook feed just so on a recent Sunday, then called my wife.     A picture was showing, but you couldn’t see the name at the top of the post or any message. I wanted to get her reaction.    The picture was of a man holding a guitar.     “Who is …

Flights Of Fancy Will Have To Do For Now

by Kevin Burton    So big, so busy, so beautiful, London is a taste we acquired right away.    From the time my wife and I got on the plane to return to the United States from our honeymoon trip to London, we started talking about when we could go back.     So excited that …

Free-Agent Fan Considers NFL Home

by Kevin Burton    I expect to confirm a new home for my valuable NFL fandom next month.    The league announced this week that it will hold its annual draft as scheduled April 23-25, albeit without fans in attendance because of the Coronavirus.    At draft time two years ago, I felt the need …

Why Wouldn’t People Buy Extra TP?

by Kevin Burton    Best-case scenario is we get a good laugh line out of this whole toilet paper thing.     This is sometime in the future. The virus scare has ended.  It’s been a tragedy, huge scary battle, but it wasn’t the apocalypse we feared it could be.    Under that scenario the comedians, …

March Sadness Instead Of March Madness

by Kevin Burton  It’s Selection Sunday and I have the blues.    Well, I will call it the blues until a better word comes to mind. I’m more numb than blue.    Today was supposed to be the big report card day for college basketball when schools found out whether they were good enough to …

A Virus Puts An End To Fun And Games

by Kevin Burton    One day in Columbus I decided to buy a newspaper.  But I needed help to get there.    The night before, the Ohio State football team shocked most observers by beating Miami 31-24 in the Fiesta Bowl, and winning the national championship.     Around noon the next day I arrived at …

Remembering Glory Days In Cincinnati

by Kevin Burton    Just saw a marketing campaign for Cincinnati Reds baseball 2020 under the title “The New Machine.”    Hmmm…..    Well, I hope so.    The Reds are the team of my youth. “The New Machine” harkens back to the “Big Red Machine.”  That was the name for the 1970s Reds teams …

Of Obstacles, 2020 And Seeing Clearly

by Kevin Burton    On Sept. 9, 1972 a song by Texas-born musician Johnny Nash entered the US Hot 100 at number 84.  In Newsday, rock critic Robert Christgau later called it, “two minutes and 48 seconds of undiluted inspiration.”    The song is called “I Can See Clearly Now.”  Christgau also called it, “the …