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 …

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 …

Kev Company Announces Changes

   The company that brought you “no more tears” shampoo will split into two, according to CBS News.     By the fall of 2023, Johnson & Johnson will divide itself, leaving one company that sells medical devices and prescription drugs and another that sells the brands you’re familiar with, including Neutrogena, Aveeno, Tylenol, Listerine, Johnson’s, …

Love Blooms On A Greyhound Bus

by Kevin Burton    Must be true cause it couldn’t be fiction.    I found this love story in The Guardian newspaper online. Those of you looking for that special someone take note, and get your Greyhound bus tickets.    This is the story of Andy, an artist from Glasgow, Scotland and Becky, a mother …

Dreaming Of Walls For The Man Cave

by Kevin Burton    I may live to regret this, but I’m going to lump myself in with Les Nessman.    The issue is walls.    Les Nessman was the clueless radio news reporter played by actor Richard Sanders on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. That was a solid late 70s early 80s sitcom with …

“Grandpa Kev” Just Doesn’t Sound Right

by Kevin Burton    My wife drove like a grandma ever before she was one.    I said this to her in person long before I said it to you in print and I assured her it was no putdown. In fact I mean it as the highest of compliments.    What does a grandma …

Little Sis Had Her Day, Did It Her Way

by Kevin Burton    It was years after the fact when he told the story, but the anger was still there in his voice.    Apparently someone in obstetrics at the Minot Air Force Base suggested that my father could, or maybe should, allow my newborn sister Patricia to die.    This was before she …

Four Birthday Wishes And One Deferred

by Kevin Burton    My generous wife made an offer some weeks ago. Really it was a demand.     Tired of my elusiveness about what I wanted for my birthday, she requested in the strongest of terms, a list of five things that I wanted (see Five Bows On Five Boxes, Holy Smokes!, July 17).  …

Never Underestimate The Power Of Bunco

by Kevin Burton    We seek for signs that normal is returning. We seek them individually. Your heart-warming milestone may leave me totally cold.    Dismissing the current threat of the virus is a fool’s ploy, despite all the progress. On that I want to be perfectly clear.    But the tide just may be …

Kansas Nice: My Tribute To A Great Blog

by Kevin Burton    Well I’ve never been to Heaven, but I’ve been to North Dakota. Well they tell me I was born there, but I really don’t remember.    That of course is borrowed from the Three Dog Night song “Never Been to Spain.”  I put my own spin on it to give a …