Dear Expos, We Stand On Guard For Thee

by Kevin Burton      Do you know who Bob Henley is? I didn’t.    Henley is the third base coach for the Washington Nationals, who begin play in the 2019 World Series on Tuesday.     Henley is also the only link from the Nationals to the old Montreal Expos, the Nats’ ancestors. He was a …

Aiming For The Top, Starting At The Bottom

by “Italy”    For the sake of this blog, let’s say my name is Italy.  This may or may not go without saying, but I am and have been a blind job seeker. I am a black woman, a millennial, who is well educated.    I hold a masters, a bachelors and a few certifications …

The Rocky Road To Employment For The Blind

by Kevin Burton When I was interviewing for my current job as a recruiter, one of the interviewers asked “where do you see yourself in five years?”    The first time someone asked me that, in a previous interview for a newspaper reporting position, I wasn’t ready and sputtered out a non-answer.  This time I …

In The Bag Got Discount Right, Message Wrong

by Kevin Burton      A blogger left speechless, that is not a good thing. Kind of defeats the purpose.    But speechless I was.    I had some questions for In The Bag Cleaners after a recent transaction. I presented a card they sent me promising a 33 percent discount. The next day when I …

The Gift, The Giver And Numbered Days

by Kevin Burton    The gift arrived on a Friday afternoon in the office where the words dance freely.     The practical meets the inspirational there. The gift speaks to both. These are the intentions of the giver.    With anything so sublime, naturally, Snoopy is involved. Snoopy is on top of his doghouse bent …

Did I just get taken to the cleaners?

by Kevin Burton      You get a card in the mail from a cherished friend, don’t you just love that?    Warms the heart. Don’t you just grin in anticipation?  Can’t wait to read it!      Many days, maybe most days, you stick your hand in the mailbox and pull out a fist full of …

Unsavory Food Served With Pretension

 by Kevin Burton   When I am sad and blue, annoyed by life’s futilities, I sometimes reach for a cookbook as the remedy, for therein lies some of the best comedy this side of Bill Bryson.    Or even better, any cable TV cooking show. Food Network.  Have you seen these shows?    Here’s what they …

Unwanted Visitors Had Us Crying Fowl

By Kevin Burton    To the kingdom of animals I say, may God bless you, prosper and comfort you.  Just keep your distance and we’ll be fine.    This I say because we had unwanted lodgers at my place last month. A family of birds made a nest in a light fixture in the middle …

Of “Cupcakes” and Home Cooking

by Kevin Burton    Made a comment yesterday about Ohio State’s successful start to the new college football season. One friend pointed out that Florida Atlantic is hardly a worthy opponent for THE Ohio State University.     True enough.     You’ve probably noticed that the first weekend of the season is filled with completely unwatchable …