Grandma’s Joy And Suing To Get There

by Kevin Burton    What’s so grand about being a grandma?     I took that question to an expert in the field. She’s had days and days of experience so she knows whereof she speaks; my friend Tracy from North Carolina.     Her first grandchild was born last Friday in Cincinnati.     “Lucy Jane Duffy …

A Message In Your Valentines Candy?

by Kevin Burton    Researching material for this Valentine’s Day post has been a labor of love.   See what I did there?    It gets better though kids, because I got some help from Good Housekeeping magazine.  GH had a lot to say about Valentine’s Day in an article written by Amanda Hawkins and …

“No More Tears,” A Promise From God

by Kevin Burton    Look around you, if you can bear to. Look at the war, the pain, the strife, the death, the violence. What do you call these things?    You could call them page one of your local newspaper. I love newspapers, always have. But there is better news to be found in …

Bread Company Feeds Stranded Motorists

by Kevin Burton    Shoutout to Baltimore-based Schmidt Baking Company for feeding hungry motorists stranded on a frozen Virginia highway this week.     A truck jackknifed on Interstate 95 between Richmond and Washington DC Monday, blocking traffic, reported WMAR-TV in Baltimore. That triggered a chain reaction as other vehicles lost control according to state police.  …

American Emigration Over The Years

by Kevin Burton    It is conventional wisdom in the United States that a US passport is the prized possession.    It would be foolish to downplay the benefits of American citizenship to many who live here. But for some it may be wise to at least look into what some other places may have …

Why People Are Leaving The USA

by Kevin Burton    Leaving your home country is a foreign concept that pushes against everything you have known from earliest childhood.    At least for Americans it is.    What set of circumstances would cause you to think about relocating permanently?    Wednesday we told one woman’s story. Amber Blackmon moved from the United …

Could You Leave The United States?

by Kevin Burton    Amber Blackmon told her story Monday on insider.com, I wish she had told more of it.    Or maybe it’s better this way. Maybe we are meant to insert our own details into what she has given.    The story hit home because she did something I sort of did years …

Kev Company Announces Changes

   The company that brought you “no more tears” shampoo will split into two, according to CBS News.     By the fall of 2023, Johnson & Johnson will divide itself, leaving one company that sells medical devices and prescription drugs and another that sells the brands you’re familiar with, including Neutrogena, Aveeno, Tylenol, Listerine, Johnson’s, …

Blue-Eyed Soul Shook Up South Africa

by Kevin Burton     Growing up she was known as a tomboy, earning the nickname “Dusty” by playing soccer in the streets with boys.      She grew up to be anything but.    “During her 1960s peak she ranked among the most successful British female performers on both sides of the Atlantic,” reads her Wikipedia …

Updates: Page 7’s Mexican Debut

by Kevin Burton    Within my general and ongoing shameless plea for readership, I got specific two months ago.    On the occasion of Mexican Independence Day I lamented that nobody in Mexico had ever read Page 7 (“Happy Birthday Mexico, Please Read This,” Sept. 15). That hurts, because I used to live in Mexico. …