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. …

Feeling Good About Cowboys Cave-in

by Kevin Burton    Eureka!  I found the magic formula and Page 7 readers were there to see it.    Apparently all it takes to make the Dallas Cowboys implode completely is for me to praise them in public as I did last week (“Cowboys Kool-Aid, Bottoms Up?,” Nov. 5).    The most overhyped team …

ESPN Classic: A Thing Of The Past

by Kevin Burton    ESPN will discontinue the ESPN Classic channel at the end of this year according to published reports.    You know what this means? I will have to come up with a new joke to explain the futility of my Cincinnati Reds. I have been saying I still love to watch them, …

Love Blooms On A Greyhound Bus

by Kevin Burton    Must be true cause it couldn’t be fiction.    I found this love story in The Guardian newspaper online. Those of you looking for that special someone take note, and get your Greyhound bus tickets.    This is the story of Andy, an artist from Glasgow, Scotland and Becky, a mother …

These Are The Facts Of Spiritual Life

by Kevin Burton    We’ve been through more than a dozen sessions together now at this school for the spiritually blind.  It’s high time we had – the talk.     If you are a parent you may have already faced this question, or maybe you are currently dreading it: Where do babies come from?    …