So Tomorrow, Is It Fall Or Is It Autumn?

by Kevin Burton     I hear you asking, should I say “fall” or “autumn” beginning tomorrow as the season changes?    I hear you asking this because my hearing is good. It’s my vision that isn’t so good.    Both my vision and hearing are selective, as my wife will tell you, and as you …

“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 …

Girl Scout Cookies Are Marketing Magic

by Kevin Burton    Let’s open another box of cookies, shall we?    Yesterday on Page 7 we established that October is National Cookie Month.  If you’re like me you have let several Octobers go by without having this knowledge.  But it/s never too late to make up for lost time.    One of the …

Go Crazy Cookie Monster, Go Crazy!

by Kevin Burton    It hurts my heart to know that in 2007, Cookie Monster began talking about cookies as a “sometimes food.”    This was in response to growing levels of childhood obesity in the United States. In 2006 the people at the Sesame Workshop (formerly Children’s Television Workshop) started emphasizing healthy eating and …