“Grandpa Kev” Just Doesn’t Sound Right

by Kevin Burton    My wife drove like a grandma ever before she was one.    I said this to her in person long before I said it to you in print and I assured her it was no putdown. In fact I mean it as the highest of compliments.    What does a grandma …

Little Sis Had Her Day, Did It Her Way

by Kevin Burton    It was years after the fact when he told the story, but the anger was still there in his voice.    Apparently someone in obstetrics at the Minot Air Force Base suggested that my father could, or maybe should, allow my newborn sister Patricia to die.    This was before she …

Derby Non-profit Is All About The Cats

by Kevin Burton    Look, these are cats. They’re not going to admit it or act like it, but some of them really do need you.   Could be their first human contact wasn’t such a good one.  It happens.    You have a story unique to you, right? So do the kitties.    There …

Last Echoes From The Brilliant Rafferty

by Kevin Burton    Thanks to his daughter Martha, we have a new studio album from Gerry Rafferty, ten years after his death.    Parlophone Records released “Rest In Blue” on Friday.  It’s a revamping of the songs he was working on at the time of his death.    For dedicated Rafferty fans it’s a …

The Church Has Forgotten God Is Sovereign

by Dane Massey      (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)      It has been said that there is nothing wrong with modern Christianity that a good dose of the Sovereignty of God wouldn’t fix.    For such a dose, let’s turn to the …

Hey Yahoo, Ya-hooey, Out Of My Face!

by Kevin Burton    I’ve got Travis Kelce on my fantasy team.    Such a sentence I never thought I would utter. But there you have it.    Tuesday night was draft night for the USA Legends fantasy football league.  The Legends were/are a new beep baseball team made up of older players from all …

USA Women Get Silver At Paralympics

by Kevin Burton    The USA women’s goalball team will come home with silver medals after a 9-2 loss to Turkey in the Paralympic final in Tokyo this morning.     The now two-time defending champion Turkey avenged its only loss of the tournament, a 4-3 loss to the US in the group stage.    Asya …

ABBA Songs More Than Pop Confections

By Kevin Burton    Have you heard, ABBA is releasing new music Friday!    It’s the first time in 39 years the Swedish quartet has released anything. I told that story yesterday (Something Old, Something New, ABBA!, Aug. 31).     Looking forward to the new tunes, here is a list of my favorite old ones, …

Something Old, Something New, ABBA!

by Kevin Burton    ABBA is back. Are you ready for this? Did you miss them?    The Swedish supergroup thrived in the 70s with hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Fernando” and “Mamma Mia.” For the first time in 39 years they will release new music Friday, according to published sources.    Maybe you’re down …

God’s Obstacle Course Makes Us Stronger

by Kevin Burton    Back in the day at my school for the blind the Phys Ed teachers would create an obstacle course for us.     If memory serves, they timed us on how fast we could get through it.    We had various challenges. It might be climbing a rope, walking a balance beam …