On Date Night We Paint The Town Beige

by Kevin Burton    It’s Saturday baby, the day we’ve all been waiting for! You know what that means.    It’s date night!    But what does date night mean anymore?    Between Covid 19 safety measures and the new geezer bedtimes we’re learning to prefer, date night isn’t what it used to be.    …

The Maybe Box Keeps The Peace At Home

by Kevin Burton    One box in our house provides encouragement and saves us from arguments. We call it the maybe box.    This is the box that ensures that Jeannette and I stay on the same side as we fight the Great Clutter War.  Every family needs a maybe box.     The maybe box …

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 …

That Warehouse Look Annoys My Wife

by Kevin Burton    This is going to be harder than I thought, maybe much harder. Home sweet home is getting a makeover.    I have written about my mother’s move to an assisted living facility last summer and the chaos of organizing her new place and fitting new furniture and other things into our …

Preparing For Grace, Our New Cat Daughter

by Kevin Burton    There is a very small area rug on the floor in the laundry room.    Unlike the many other things on the floor in the basement, this one is there for a reason, a good reason.     This one marks the space where the food and water will go for our …