Cleaning Up My Act In The “Newsroom”

by Kevin Burton    For some reason, the mere act of moving a piece of furniture into my office has jump started my inner neat freak.    My long-somnolent, even comatose neat freak.     There was a mini entertainment center we had in the master bedroom.  My wife said it was broken down and with …

Merry Birthday Or Something Like That

by Kevin Burton    What if your big day got overshadowed every year by the biggest day of all?    What if the season to be jolly also brought your birthday?    This is probably not just a problem for Christmas Day babies.  I would guess any birthday between about Dec. 22 and 27 or …

ESPN Classic: A Thing Of The Past

by Kevin Burton    ESPN will discontinue the ESPN Classic channel at the end of this year according to published reports.    You know what this means? I will have to come up with a new joke to explain the futility of my Cincinnati Reds. I have been saying I still love to watch them, …

Let’s See If I Really Know My ABCs

by Kevin Burton    One day my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Wolf asked me, “Kevin, do you know your ABCs?”    “My good woman,” I replied, “if you are referring to the English aaal-phabet, then yes, I suppose I do know my A-B-Cs. May I be of some assistance to you in this matter?”    It …

The Sights, Sounds And Smells Of Storms

by Kevin Burton    In the three plus years I lived in the Pacific Northwest I can only recall one honest-to-God thunderstorm.    Some co-workers were talking about it in my carpool going to work.  I said “Yeah that was excellent!”    They thought that was quaint I guess because they retold the story a …