Blind Date In China Goes Long And Wrong

by Kevin Burton    Ever been on a date that just…wouldn’t…end? Here’s a story of one such date being reported around the world this week.    And you can blame this one equally on the virus and one woman’s biological clock.     A 34-year-old Chinese woman was forced to quarantine with her blind date for …

“Gabbie Face” Is Not A Good Look

by Kevin Burton    God showed me a picture of myself Friday. It was unflattering, but hilarious.    We were taking our new cats to the vet for a checkup.  Jeannette had just bought them carrying cases for the occasion.     The cases are mesh-like, affording the ability to see in, or see out, depending …

The Games Quarantine People Play

by Kevin Burton    A stirring comeback is underway as the calendar year winds down.    It’s all about the games quarantine people play, the ones in my household that is.    My wife and I have always played card and dice games together, going back to the dating days. Quarantine inspired us to keep …

Hospital Fires Unvaccinated Nurses

by Kevin Burton    Thirteen employees at an Ontario hospital, were terminated last week for defying a mandatory Covid vaccination policy, according to published reports.    Sault Area Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada fired eight nurses and five support staff after they failed to get a first vaccine shot by the Nov. 22 …

Getting Booster Shot Was An Easy Call

by Kevin Burton    Got a glorious soreness in my left arm last Friday.  It felt great.    I signed up for a moment of pain, a period of soreness, then months of relief.    Maybe you guessed it. I’m talking about getting my Covid 19 booster shot. Put a little spring in my step …

High-Profile Vaccination Firing At WSU

by Kevin Burton    Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich will sue the state of Washington after his firing with cause for refusing the Covid 19 vaccine, ESPN reported.    Monday was the deadline set by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee for state employees to be vaccinated. Rolovich and four assistant coaches were fired Monday …

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 …

Work Commute Takes On A 70s Groove

by Kevin Burton    You don’t often get a break like this one, and I’m riding with it.    The ride service that takes me from my rural town back and forth to work in the big city will not be charging its usual fee for the fourth quarter of this year.     That’s right, …

What Would It Take To Make You Move?

by Kevin Burton    You say Tulsa isn’t your cup of tea?  Would $10,000 be enough of a sweetener to change your mind?      Some cities are paying people cold hard cash and incentives to move there and take jobs working remotely.    It’s a virus-era employment and recruiting trend according to a report by …

Airline To Fire Unvaccinated Workers

by Kevin Burton    Almost 600 workers for United Airlines now face termination for not complying with the company’s Covid 19 vaccination requirement, according to published reports.    “The vast majority of its 67,000 US staff have supplied proof of vaccination, which was required by Monday,” according to a report on the BBC website.    …