Baseball’s 70s Mighty Have Fallen Hard

by Kevin Burton    When I was growing up in the 70s these teams were baseball royalty: Cincinnati, Oakland, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.     Of the 40 division titles available in the decade in the old playoff format, those four teams won 22 of them.  That was five each for Oakland and Baltimore, six each for …

Sign Me Up, Forever In Blue Jeans

by Kevin Burton    We talk Neil Diamond for the second time this week today, but first, a short digression back to my college days.    My college friend Matt once commented that “the only things Kevin Burton and I agree on are Billy Joel and freedom of the press.”    We favored both, for the …

The Bible Has Plenty To Say About Money

by Kevin Burton    Where is your treasure this morning?    Happy Sunday and welcome back to class! Let’s not dawdle, as they say, time is money.    In our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB) we start the second semester today.  We started this school because spiritual blindness is the worst, most dangerous …

Famous People I Have Met Along The Way

by Kevin Burton     In the newsroom we called him “Governor Gopher.”    Fred Grandy who played Gopher on the ABC series “Love Boat” also ran as a republican for Governor of Iowa in 1994. That’s how I met him, doing an interview.    His birthday was yesterday, June 29. That’s why he leads my …