Happy Birthday Dear Kansas, And Many More

by Kevin Burton    Today is Kansas Day kids, so just for today, the rules will be a little different.    Most notably, do not even talk to me about The Wizard of Oz today.  I’m not going to have it. I am a mild-mannered sort, but I will fight you today if you start …

What Does It Take To Be A Screenwriter?

by Kevin Burton     Writer Lily Cooper, on the Grand Canyon University website, lists seven traits one needs to be a screenwriter.    Just about any kind of writing is interesting to me, so when my church offered a screenwriting class I jumped at the chance. I shared some of the details last Saturday (“My …

My Newest Venture: Screenwriting Class

by Kevin Burton    This is not exactly a call for people to get their popcorn ready, but I am now taking a screenwriting class.    If I’m not a fish out of water altogether, maybe I am a saltwater fish in freshwater. Or maybe I’m an old dog learning new tricks, to mix the …

For Comfort Or Style, Jeans Are Ubiquitous

by Kevin Burton    If your workplace observes casual Friday, one thing you might be reaching for today is your favorite pair of jeans.    They are commonly called blue jeans, though some of them are not blue. I own one black pair that I rarely wear.    Approximately 450 million pairs of jeans are …

The Bell Tolls For Olivia And For Me

by Kevin Burton    There is a picture of Olivia Newton-John that haunts me.    The picture is of her at the end of “Grease,” her character Sandy riding in the car with Danny, John Travolta’s character.  She turns around and waves at the camera as they ride off into the high school and movie …

Happy 47th Birthday Drew Barrymore

by Kevin Burton    Once upon a time (90s and aughts) in a land far, far away (Ohio), I played out one grand obsession.     The object of that grand obsession, actress Drew Barrymore, turned 47 yesterday.    These days I have one thing I did not have then, a blog with which to embarrass …