Purple Eyes, Burgers And Fries, To Go

by Kevin Burton    One day years ago a girl working at a Wendy’s counter said to me “Oooo you have such beautiful purple eyes.”     I can’t recall how I responded to that. I seem to remember that we went on for a bit, as a line formed behind me.    We eventually got …

Atlanta “Hammers” Name Would Honor Hank

by Kevin Burton      In January I wrote about the great Hank Aaron in the context of including Negro League Statistics as official MLB stats (“Of Hank Aaron, Uncle Pint And Statistics,” Jan. 16).    Sadly Aaron died a few days later, on Jan. 22, at the age of 86.    Shortly after that an …

Favorite Songs With Orange In The Title

by Kevin Burton    Orange is too bright to be ignored, too loud to be quiet.  Orange has something to say, so listen up.     Orange may be the flyingest of all flying colors, so that’s where we land on our trip around the rainbow this week.     With apologies to the grape variety, “I …

Ravi Zacharias: Another Hero Exposed

by Kevin Burton    Here’s one blog post I never wanted to write.  Even now, I can’t believe I’m having to write it.     But I feel like I should.    Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias died in May 2020.  Since then leaders of his Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) have been forced to admit that …

If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Order Pizza

by Kevin Burton    So we’ve had two days of flapping jaw concerning pizza - that’s eating and talking - with no real pizza production.     Time for action!    Page 7 now steps inside the Burtons’ fully-equipped, modern kitchen for take one of homemade pizza. We’ve already put a take two into the equation …

How Much Do You Know About Pizza?

by Kevin Burton    The average American eats 46 slices of pizza per year, about six full pizzas, according to a Baltimore-area restaurant.     Some of you slackers are dragging that average down. Not me.     Somehow though, the annual National Pizza Day escaped my notice until after it passed Feb. 9.  Making up for …

My Pizza Weekend Goes Into Overtime

by Kevin Burton    National Pizza Day was Feb. 9 and I missed it. That is truly annoying.     Seemingly every day of the year has some kind of national celebration attached to it.  Most of them wash over me like the farm report.  I don’t have any interest in barrows and gilts so I …

Favorite Songs With Gray In The Title

by Kevin Burton    That color that falls midway between black and white, the British tend to spell it with an e, the yanks with an a.  Ever notice that?      You will see both spellings on this week’s edition of Flying Colors. I will go with the spelling that the artist used.     So …

How Will You Answer God’s Invitation?

By Kevin Burton    On this, the fifth installment of our 10 Questions from the Bible series, you get two for the price of one, sort of.   The first question is perhaps the most important in all the Bible. It is asked by a jailer to those noted earthquake singers Paul and Silas. The …

Stay Tuned For The Quarantine Olympics

   It’s game on.    The 2021 Yahtzee challenge has been issued and accepted.     Jeannette loves to tell the story of one of our first dates when we went bowling.  I assured her that I wasn’t very good and we would just have a fun time. I was telling the truth, I’m pretty dreadful …