Blind Man Arrested For Wrong “Crime”

by Kevin Burton    Blind people: use your canes!    Or else, say police in Columbia County, Florida.    Two Sheriff’s deputies have been suspended after they arrested 61-year-old James Hodges for “resisting arrest.”   Hodges, who is legally blind was carrying a folded cane in his back pocket. One of the deputies mistook the cane …

Seeing The World As A Blind Newsman

by Kevin Burton    I’ve heard some speeches, I’ve made some speeches. In the end, I am speechless.    For years I was a self-styled superhero, defending the blind from the ignorant and the arrogant. I had logic on my side. I had passion.    But that metaphorical cape I wore on the job, I …

70s Elvis And The Fiction Of “My Way”

by Kevin Burton    In a 50th year retrospective, The Guardian called the song “My Way” a monument. True enough in the musical sense, but I say it’s a sad one.     This look at My Way is part of our 2022 series on songs that peaked at number 22 on the American chart.  You …