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 …

Please Stand By For Stupid Word Tricks

by Kevin Burton    So I’m not a plumber, not a fashion designer, I do words. Words are what I do.     I got skillses and stuff. I’m qualified.     Not to brag, but I know my palindromes backward and forward.    So now and then you may see, here on this platform, some of …

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 …

Idioms Are Words To Live By, Carefully

by Kevin Burton    I try to be thoughtful and practical when buying things for my wife. I have to admit though, one of my Christmas presents for her sucks.    It’s a handheld vacuum to clean the car interior and small places in the house.     Sucks, get it? Vacuum sucks?     Well OK, …