This Tardy Gift Leads To Culinary Capers

by Kevin Burton    Good things come to those who wait, so they say. Well, I have waited.    This was supposed to be a gift for my wife’s birthday. Then I learned that it wouldn’t be shipped by then and not even by our anniversary two months later.    Well here it is, finally, better …

Could The Beatles Have Rocked The 70s?

by Kevin Burton    On my Amazon Echo device, Alexa Myers has made me a post-Beatles play list.  She calls it Beatles playlist because I couldn’t make her understand the name I wanted for it.  No matter.    The list has my favorite tunes from the Fab four after their 1970 breakup.    My first …

The Bible Warns Against Unequal Yokes

by Kevin Burton    This week in the last of our series Ten Questions from the Bible you get five for the price of one.  We’re looking at the issue of being “unequally yoked” from II Corinthians.    The apostle Paul asks five questions, which are essentially the same:     “Be ye not unequally yoked …

Letters From Hamburg: Road Trip Feeling

by Kevin Burton    Some of my best memories are of road trips as a child, headed to track and wrestling meets. This was at the Ohio State School for the Blind.    Those trips were a lifting of the ordinary into something special. My friends were there. We were sewing life fragments into a …

Two Shots, Two Weeks, Then What?

by Kevin Burton    Yeah, OK, so now what?    A growing portion of the world population has received a vaccine to combat the Covid-19.  But this is no happy ending. In fact, it’s no ending at all.    In March of last year in response to the virus, the global scientific community began what …

Baseball Glory In April Could Easily Fade

by Kevin Burton    So I woke up Monday morning and all my teams were in first place, Reds, Royals, Mariners. All three.     Just wanted to say that while I can. None were tied for first either. All had very slim leads. All were still in front Tuesday.    Now it’s Wednesday, top of …

Salute To John Lennon, Beatles Leader

by Tracy Duffy    (Tracy Duffy is more than a keen observer of music, she plays guitar herself. She is a close friend and schoolmate of mine from the Ohio State School for the Blind.)    John Lennon is my number one Beatle because he is the one who put the group together from the …

Cover Your Family And Friends In Prayer

by Kevin Burton   “One of the most effective ways to pray for ourselves and for others is to pray scripture. In doing so, we echo back to God that which we know is his will.”    Those are words from the back cover of the book “Covering Your Life In Prayer: Discover A Life-Changing …

Rebuilding Walls, Learning From Nehemiah

by Kevin Burton    There is work to be done on the city of Kev. How is your city doing?    I am asking in the context of the Old Testament book of Nehemiah.    Nehemiah tells the story of the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem. In his day cities were protected by tall, …

Stephen Kuusisto, A Voice Worth Hearing

by Kevin Burton    If you’re interested in disability rights, the name of Stephen Kuusisto is one you need to know if you don’t already.     The latest honor to come his way: He has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. Syracuse University, where Kuusisto works, made the announcement in a press release …