Songs With Two Or More Flying Colors

by Kevin Burton     A co-worker once told me she didn’t have a favorite color, she liked colors in combination.     She was an artist, so I get that. And I buy into variety being a spice of life, so why not with colors?  Displayed properly, colors bring out the best in each other.    …

A Love You Can Count On Forever

by Kevin Burton    We’ve had some fun looking at Valentine’s Day this week from different angles.  The big day is finally here!    Depending on your circumstances Valentine’s Day is a magic carpet ride, butterflies in your stomach, a pain in the heart, maybe a pain in the neck.    It may be sweet …

Now Every Day Is Valentine’s Day

by Kevin Burton    How shock-to-the-system, how literary thriller, how puppy dog energy, how dawn of discovery, and can it be, acceptance, the late-life fact that every day is Valentine’s Day.    No. Didn’t say that Valentine’s Day is an everyday day. I said every day is Valentine’s Day.    Every day is an envelope, …

Encouraging Words For Singles On Feb. 14

by Kevin Burton    Last year just before Valentine’s Day   I heard on KEYN radio that 15 percent of people will either give themselves a gift or buy a valentine card for themselves on Feb. 14.     The valentine part struck me as odd, so I wrote it up as a blog post complete with …

Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song!

by Kevin Burton     For every romance there’s a soundtrack, am I wrong?  Certain songs where the first notes of the introduction transport you to that special place.    Every couple has a story. Sometimes a favorite singer will sum it up with lyrics in a way they hadn’t thought of.  The music underneath it …

You Just Met Before Feb. 14, Now What?

by Kevin Burton    Like it or not, your Valentine’s Day gift makes a statement.   You want to give a gift that tells your valentine just how you feel about them.    But what if you don’t know how you feel about them? What if you just met them?  What if you just started …

What Makes For A Great Love Song?

by Kevin Burton    For better and for worse, love songs are everywhere and they are here to stay.  So what makes for a good one? What makes for a clunker?    It’s Valentine’s week and love is in the air. Music is always in the air.  Those two are bound to interact every now …

An All-Star Team Suitable For Feb. 14

by Kevin Burton     In an effort to get Valentine’s week started in a big way, Page 7 presents, coach Kev’s all-Valentine team.     This is my starting lineup, or the people in your valentine neighborhood, to paraphrase Sesame Street. Valentine is not one of the top 100 American surnames, but it’s common enough.    …

Ex-Shockers Prospering With New Teams

by Kevin Burton    Grant Sherfield swished a 12-foot fadeaway jumper with three seconds left Friday night to complete a last-minute comeback and win the game.    For Nevada.     Sherfield no longer does great things like that for Wichita State. He is one of several top players who transferred away from WSU, fleeing the …

Pork Rinds Are Super As A Super Bowl Snack

By Kevin Burton    I’ve been mocked for many things in my day. I’m not thin-skinned, neither am I blushing as I type this.    I like pork rinds.  Yep, I said it.    With the same grocery dollar that could net me cauliflower, raisins or wheat bread, I sometimes purchase pork rinds. Then I …