Oh My Word! Scrabble Goes Crazy

by Kevin Burton    If you read this column often you know I’m a Scrabble player. Guess I’ve become an old Scrabble player.    I used to laugh at my mom because she objected to some of the new words in the Scrabble Players’ Dictionary. I’m not laughing anymore.    I have the sixth edition …

Words For Real Life Or For Scrabble

by Kevin Burton      “Scrabble” is not a German word meaning “one letter off,” that’s just my little joke.    Scrabble also at its essence is not a word game as commonly supposed, but a game of mathematics and strategic placement of little tile soldiers.    For the words used in scrabble aren’t words so …

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 …

Of Lost Tiles, NFL Blues And Bird Wars

by Kevin Burton    Great jumpin’ Jehoshaphat I am jazzed!     Joyous, jubilant even!    This post is dedicated to providing updates on some of the stories I’ve told previously on Page 7. This first update is a happy one on a very recent post.    I mentioned that I lost the letter J tile …

Can A Scrabble Game Launch A Rock Song?

by Kevin Burton    You’ve heard of writer’s block, when a writer either can’t think of new ideas or has trouble developing them?    One of the things writers do for each other is provide writing prompts.  These are words or phrases you’re supposed to use and elaborate on to create a story.     So …