Quibbles And Bits: Shame On Starbucks?

by Kevin Burton    Got some things to say. Don’t want to make a federal, 700-word case of them, just want to have my say as they say in England.    Just some things I need to get off my chest.     I’ll call them Quibbles And Bits. I’ll serve them up on Page 7 …

NFL Football In June Is Just A Fantasy

by Kevin Burton    I’m not laughing at you, I’m laughing with you. Have you ever told that lie?    Also, what happens when your so-called “seasonal obsession” shows up out of season? Can a true obsession ever be limited to one season?    Spoiler alert, I do not have definitive answers to these questions.  …

Blind Rock Climber Has Life In Focus

by Kevin Burton    After seeing one too many stories about blindness that was full of stereotypes and stupidity, I started a conversation.      I wrote about how my time as a newsman who happens to be legally blind made me sensitive to misconceptions about blindness that seep into society through the pages of …

Baseball’s 70s Mighty Have Fallen Hard

by Kevin Burton    When I was growing up in the 70s these teams were baseball royalty: Cincinnati, Oakland, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.     Of the 40 division titles available in the decade in the old playoff format, those four teams won 22 of them.  That was five each for Oakland and Baltimore, six each for …

The Shocker Desk Enjoying A Second Life

by Kevin Burton    The man cave downstairs is certified glorious. I should know, I’m the proprietor and I’m certifiable.    The man cave houses, among other things, the Shocker desk.  And in that Shocker desk, among other things, is a prescription pad.    That I will explain later.    I told you yesterday about …

Watson Trade Infuriates Many Browns Fans

by Kevin Burton    My Cleveland Browns thing was more like a joke. This stuff is serious.    Andrea Thome, wife of longtime Cleveland baseball legend Jim Thome has cancelled her Browns season tickets, after the team traded for embattled quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to multiple media reports Monday.    The Browns signed Watson to …

Of Past Glory, Duds And Small Things

by Kevin Burton    The first time I heard the word “dud” was in the context of fireworks.     Something you paid good money for didn’t work.  The promise of boom-boom, the reality of silence, or maybe a little hissing.    No bang for the buck.    Of course the term applies to many other …