“Growing Down,” A Useful Concept?

by Kevin Burton    Working title for my book on aging:  “I’m Not Growing Old, I’m Just Growing, and other lies we tell ourselves as we age.”    Sigh.    I always love waking up and getting a day older. What I don’t love is waking up on my birthday and getting a year older. …

Shelf At Work Takes Me Back In Time

by Kevin Burton    A piece of my past was hiding in plain sight in my work space about two feet above my right shoulder.    I’m still getting used to the surroundings at my part-time clerical job at a local church.  The place is a maze! Thankfully, my job duties don’t take me around …

My Smallish Musical Debut Is Coming

by Kevin Burton    Alison Trelfa’s “Winter Warmer,” to be released in the UK Nov. 30, has one element no album has ever had.    Me.     Let me be clear up front, I won’t exactly be featured on the album, and there is still editing to be done.  But I am pretty sure my …

Juneteenth, Facebook “Geniuses” And Trust

by Kevin Burton    If you have ever spun an old-school non-digital radio dial tuner, you’ll be at home in this post.    Imagine yourself tuning the dial, looking for music to groove on, political thoughts that agree with your own, a game of your favorite team or the weather report.     These are thoughts, …

Reflecting On News As CNN Turns 41

by Kevin Burton     CNN first hit the airwaves 41 years ago yesterday. But you wouldn’t be wrong to say it really started in 1991.    Any way you slice it, news has never been the same since Ted Turner’s brainchild went live.  That’s when changes in the way news is gathered and consumed began. …

I Listen When I Hear The Wake Words

by Kevin Burton     Ladies, those Facebook messages about men not listening, pah-LEEZ!    Completely ridiculous.  C’mon.    It amazes me that I would have to tell you something like this.    There is nothing wrong with men’s ears, other than maybe excess hair.  Men as a whole, listen more or less as well as …