Bengals Roar, Bills Snore, Cowboys Lose

   My father used to say that NFL games were fixed.  Then and now I scoff at that, but sometimes I wonder.    Like Sunday, when Buffalo was so passive and so awful in a blowout 27-10 loss to Cincinnati.  Maybe this is just me needing to adjust my expectations for teams as they coalesce …

Are You A Pessimist, Optimist Or Realist?

by Kevin Burton    I call myself a realist.  I’m guessing most people think I’m a pessimist.    I try to be a thinker, and I run most if not all decisions through a risk/reward assessment. Still, I could surely be true to this while putting a more positive spin on things.     It doesn’t …

The Wages Of Sin Include More Negatives

\by Kevin Burton    You get wages for the work you do at your place of employment. But you get much more, right?    You get benefits.    During the recruiting/onboarding process some HR type will review with you an employee handbook and benefits package. These are the terms of employment.    God gave one …

God’s People Can’t Afford To Be Quitters

by Kevin Burton    Had some fun Friday with National Quitters Day.  It sounds like a fun way to get the baser aspects of the world out of your face for at least a day.    Today let’s take a more serious look at it from a Christian perspective.    I actually found out about …

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 …

Hey You Go-Getters, It’s Not Your Day

by Kevin Burton   Today is National Quitters Day.  You can handle that one, right?    I sure can. Even I can be a high achiever on Quitters Day. Just throw up your hands and say, “I’m out!”     Why not make every day National Quitters Day?    Today is also Friday the 13th. So …

Bills-Vikings Super Bowl Just Has To Happen

by Kevin Burton    Right this minute, even the Seahawks fans have hope, or should I say Super Hope.    The NFL playoffs start Saturday. With seven teams in each conference there are 49 possible combinations of pairings for the big game.  In that strictly mathematical sense, all teams are equal.   But to paraphrase …

Quibbles And Bits: Leftovers And Hoops

by Kevin Burton    For most people, but not for me, today is Black Friday. To me it should be National Leftovers Day.    There is a leftovers day, Nov. 29.  Leftovers Day should be a holiday falling on the Friday after Thanksgiving every year. If you are hosting you have your own leftovers. If …

Serving Up Turkey Tales This Thanksgiving

by Kevin Burton    Today we’re talking turkey as you prepare for your festive Thanksgiving celebration.  Call this food for thought before the actual food.    Though ham may appear on just as many tables as turkey on Thursday, you’ll likely never hear Thanksgiving called Ham Day.    So feast your eyes now, on ten …

A Day For Making A List, Checking It Twice

by Kevin Burton    In the aftermath of a Boeing B-17 plane crash in 1935 administrators and pilots invented a way to make sure all safety procedures have been followed, and stopped relying on the pilot’s memory.    This was the birth of the mighty checklist, according to the National Day Calendar.  Today is national …