A Week To Show Appreciation To Teachers

by Kevin Burton    One of the things I said I would never do, is teach. I thought there might be some payback coming.    I reasoned that if I got back anything close to my just desserts after tormenting my teachers for so long, I’d be in serious trouble.      May 2-5 is National Teacher …

Enough With The Jokes, I’m Not That Big

by Ronnie Burton    (Guest blogger Veronica “Ronnie” Burton is a six-year-old American house cat from rural South Central Kansas.)    I’m writing this as an exercise in writing cause I know it will never get used.    It’s offered to Kevin Burton for Page 7, but I’m going to fly a little too close …

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 Electric Company” Brought The Power

by Kevin Burton    Fifty years ago a technicolor light was turned on. For me it still shines.   The premier episode of The Electric Company aired on PBS on Oct. 25, 1971. The show makes a very short list of my favorite television shows ever.     It burst forth on PBS in the wake …

Milestones, Typos And Lifelong Learning

by Kevin Burton    Was writing a letter to a friend last weekend (yes, some of us still do that) and hit upon a happy accident.    In talking about the 40th anniversary of my high school graduation I accidentally typed “graducation.”    I googled it to see if anybody else had typoed their way …