A Virus Antidote Of Sorts In A Little Book

by Kevin Burton    The house is more than a little cluttered just now. We’re in the mode of getting stuff out the door. But I found a keeper Wednesday.    My wife Jeannette put it in the maybe box that I wrote about last month (“The Maybe Box Keeps The Peace At Home,” April …

Love My Good Friends And Fried Chicken

by Kevin Burton    Gonna tell you a funny story, then tell you what it means to me beyond the humor.    My friend Tracy sent me the story.  Not sure where she got it. It is told from the perspective of a school-aged child:    “Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, I …

Neil Young Takes A Stand – Again

by Kevin Burton    Neil Young has always put his money where his mouth is.   He took on the Nixon White House during the Vietnam War. Now he is taking on a popular podcaster who he says propagates dangerous lies about Covid 19.      By pulling his music from Spotify, the world’s largest …

Here Comes The Spring, I Say It’s All Right

by Kevin Burton    Little darling, welcome to sunshine. Welcome to new beginnings.    We have breaking news on Page 7 today and it’s news you can use: In the northern hemisphere, spring begins tomorrow at 10:33 a.m. Central Time USA.    You might be in church at that time, so you can let your …

Must Be The Queso That Sells These Chips

by Kevin Burton     Covid has changed so many things, I can’t begin to tell you how many, but here’s one change in the Burton household.    Whereas before my wife and I would be going to our favorite Mexican restaurant on a pleasant Friday evening, hanging out, chillin’, placing our order and waiting for …

A Farewell To Everyday People?

by Kevin Burton    Sly Stone’s spot-on cultural signpost “Everyday People” topped the American charts 53 years ago.  But where is that message today?    The song is brilliant in its simplicity. Sung partially to the rhythm of a children’s rhyme, it contains a message even a child can understand.    “The song takes some …

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 …