Making Good Use Of Trapped Time

by Kevin Burton    It’s twenty minutes to 10 a.m. on a Saturday. My wife and I have agreed that Bible study will be at 10.    She’s on the phone. I have twenty minutes to use or lose. What to do?    I can’t get into a project that’s too complicated, but neither do …

Quibbles And Bits: Shame On Starbucks?

by Kevin Burton    Got some things to say. Don’t want to make a federal, 700-word case of them, just want to have my say as they say in England.    Just some things I need to get off my chest.     I’ll call them Quibbles And Bits. I’ll serve them up on Page 7 …

New Coke, The Worst Corporate Idea?

by Kevin Burton    Did you miss Bad Idea Day last week, April 23?     Well it wasn’t actually named, per se. But New Coke was introduced on that day, in 1985. That’s good enough for me.     What was the worst corporate idea of all time? Who’s to say?  But New Coke is often …

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 …

Plans Evaporate Into A Dose Of Real Life

by Kevin Burton    One day at the Ohio State School for the Blind, my roommates and I put a sign on our door: “No houseparents allowed.”    We were two fourth graders and a third grader, establishing boundaries, setting up rules.    In due time the houseparent, Kitty Thomason, walked by and read our …

March Madness Best Spectacle In Sports

by Kevin Burton    You know how you sometimes smell something that might be smoke?    You’re pretty sure it isn’t but you have to check it out. Where there’s smoke there’s fire. That would be a bad thing. Better find out.    I feel a little bit like that now. It’s March Madness time …

White Castle: The Little Burger That Could

by Kevin Burton    Once again, White Castle burgers hit the spot!    I found out last Friday that the next day, Saturday the 18th was National Cheeseburger Day.    Too late though. I already had my blogs planned for the weekend. What to do?    I thought it over carefully and came to conclusion …

Virus Won’t Stop World Series This Year

by Kevin Burton    The board that governs beep baseball may ban the traditional end-of-game handshake at the upcoming 2021 World Series to avoid the spread of Covid 19.    But if that happens it will be one of the few virus concessions employed by a sport that is thrilled to have its signature event …

I’ll Be On My Best Behavior, Promise

by Kevin Burton     The beep baseball league wanted me to sign a code of conduct agreement in order to appear in the 2021 World Series.     It’s one of many things that has changed since I retired as a player/manager five years ago.     It makes me smile.     Required is actually the word, …

Wrestling Teams Think Outside The Box

by Kevin Burton    Once in a great while, the human reaction to the Covid 19 crisis makes me smile.    Earlier this month, Wichita Northwest and Bishop Carroll high schools held their wrestling meet outdoors, so parents could watch the matches for the first time this season.  To that point parents had been barred …