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 …

Neil Young Takes A Stand – Again

by Kevin Burton    Neil Young has always put his money where his mouth is.   He took on the Nixon White House during the Vietnam War. Now he is taking on a popular podcaster who he says propagates dangerous lies about Covid 19.      By pulling his music from Spotify, the world’s largest …

Is Burton Cummings Rock’s Best Vocalist?

by Kevin Burton    He croons, he growls, he soars, he swoops, he screams, he quivers. Burton Cummings has a voice made for rock and roll.    He grabs a song and will, not, let it go.     So glad he took up music rather than whatever else he could have pursued as a high …

Scholar: Prepare For American Civil War

by Kevin Burton    Yesterday we heard some thoughts from Stephen Marche, a Canadian writer and commentator, on the turmoil in the United States (“How Is Canada Reacting To US Implosion,” Feb. 18).    Marche looked forward, but spent a lot of time looking back, to George Washington’s farewell address after his second presidential term. …

How Is Canada Reacting To US Implosion?

by Kevin Burton    Today, the thoughts of a Canadian novelist and cultural commentator on the political and societal turmoil in the United States.     With much of the current commentary skewed either too far left or right to be believable, I thought it good to hear from a near neighbor. As a Canadian, Stephen …

This Scottish Song Brings In New Years

by Kevin Burton    As December fades and January rushes in, one song is ubiquitous.    Every year without fail, time zone by time zone, it’s difficult to avoid “Auld Lang Syne.”  It’s the song of New Year’s Eve, nostalgia and old friends.     “Auld Lang Syne is an international anthem and one of Scotland’s …

Hospital Fires Unvaccinated Nurses

by Kevin Burton    Thirteen employees at an Ontario hospital, were terminated last week for defying a mandatory Covid vaccination policy, according to published reports.    Sault Area Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada fired eight nurses and five support staff after they failed to get a first vaccine shot by the Nov. 22 …

New Christmas Music By Alison Trelfa

by Kevin Burton    Just broke my rule against playing Christmas music before Dec. 1.    Well it’s not a hard and fast rule and I had good reason.  On this Christmas album I had a very small singing role.     Yesterday was the digital release day for Winter Warmer, the latest project from British …

No Need For Fake Commutes At My House

by Kevin Burton    Working from home is one of the virus-era changes that I think is here to stay.     It continues to be a necessity for many and it just makes a lot of sense for employers and employees alike.        But some people are having trouble with one aspect of home …

Canadian Border Opens For US Tourists

by Kevin Burton    My Canada vacation dreams are on the table again, but for how long?    On Monday Canada lifted its restriction of non-essential travel by US citizens for the first time since the pandemic hit in March 2020.  That made for immediate celebrations for border dwellers who have relatives, friends and property …