Great Anticipation For New Rafferty Music

by Kevin Burton    Hot-buttered joy for breakfast baby, Gerry Rafferty is back!    His family is set to release a new CD of his music ten years after his death.       This is big, big news in my house.  Rest In Blue is set for release Sept. 3. That’s close enough to my …

Singing In Praise Of God, For His Glory

by Kevin Burton    With all due respect to all the singing going on in the Psalms, my favorite singers in the Bible are the Earthquake Singers.     OK, so I made that title up. The singers are not recorded in the Bible as such. But some of you know what I am talking about: …

Never Get Your Proverbs From A Cookie

by Kevin Burton    Got two fortune cookies with my latest order from my favorite Chinese restaurant.     The first fortune cookie had no fortune in it. Have you ever in all your life had a fortune cookie without a fortune? I had not. I guess there is a first time for everything.    When …

My Pledge: Allegiance To Constitution

by Kevin Burton    Some things have changed since the time I spent all day and night watching Walter Cronkite anchor bicentennial coverage for CBS. Some things have stayed the same.    I was close to turning 13 then.  You can say that the USA depicted on television July 4, 1976 has disappeared. You can …

Famous People I Have Met Along The Way

by Kevin Burton     In the newsroom we called him “Governor Gopher.”    Fred Grandy who played Gopher on the ABC series “Love Boat” also ran as a republican for Governor of Iowa in 1994. That’s how I met him, doing an interview.    His birthday was yesterday, June 29. That’s why he leads my …

Maroon 5 Makes My Old-School Playlist

by Kevin Burton    Suppose you somehow learn that my copy of the “Billboard Book of Number One Hits,” only goes to June of 2003, “This Is The Night” by Clay Aiken.    You say, “When’s your birthday? I’ll get you an updated copy.”    Well thanks for that thought, but I’d rather have tube …

When You Look To God It All Adds Up

by Kevin Burton    “Do the math” is a favorite saying of mine. When God does the math it always comes out right.    The Bible teaches that God created all things and that He did not create them willy-nilly. Welcome to the fourth-period math class at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB). …

The Final Musings Of Captain Sage

by Kevin Burton    Today, a somber moment on Page 7. Don’t blame me, I’m not the killjoy. My writer’s club put me up to it.    We got three writing prompts at the last meeting. This was a virtual meeting for blind writers. A writing prompt is an idea that might get you unstuck …

Kansas Nice: My Tribute To A Great Blog

by Kevin Burton    Well I’ve never been to Heaven, but I’ve been to North Dakota. Well they tell me I was born there, but I really don’t remember.    That of course is borrowed from the Three Dog Night song “Never Been to Spain.”  I put my own spin on it to give a …

Juneteenth, Facebook “Geniuses” And Trust

by Kevin Burton    If you have ever spun an old-school non-digital radio dial tuner, you’ll be at home in this post.    Imagine yourself tuning the dial, looking for music to groove on, political thoughts that agree with your own, a game of your favorite team or the weather report.     These are thoughts, …