Power To The Burtons, Thank God

  Are you thankful for the little things? Can you tell the little things from the big things?     I was forced on Friday to answer these questions, to stop and think about something I almost never think about.  Five syllables, starts with an E, made my breakfast, brought us together as writer and reader.     …

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 …

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, …

A Virus Antidote Of Sorts In A Little Book

by Kevin Burton    The house is more than a little cluttered just now. We’re in the mode of getting stuff out the door. But I found a keeper Wednesday.    My wife Jeannette put it in the maybe box that I wrote about last month (“The Maybe Box Keeps The Peace At Home,” April …

For All Mothers, A Musical Bouquet

by Kevin Burton    Don’t you dare forget Mother’s Day. It’s coming real soon. Why not make it happen for mom the way she made it happen for you?    This post is especially for the mothers out there.  I hope others will enjoy it too, but a special shoutout to the mothers.     This …

Overdue Tech Upgrade Coming, But When?

by Kevin Burton    One of the truths to emerge from our family emergency April 13 was how badly I need to learn the tech language.     We got an emergency call that my mother-in-law had fallen in the parking lot of her assisted living facility and was unable to get up. We would not …

This Is Boot Camp And We Are Serious

by Kevin Burton    I think this thing is going to come down to water.    My wife Jeannette has declared a boot camp.  It started Monday. I signed up right away when I heard about it.    This is despite the fact that I don’t know the terms and conditions or how long it …

The Maybe Box Keeps The Peace At Home

by Kevin Burton    One box in our house provides encouragement and saves us from arguments. We call it the maybe box.    This is the box that ensures that Jeannette and I stay on the same side as we fight the Great Clutter War.  Every family needs a maybe box.     The maybe box …