A Victory For Family, Canada, The Expos

by Kevin Burton    Game one of the sibling rivalry baseball series went to yours truly last week.  It was the moves I didn’t make that saved me.    Life is like that sometimes.    I mentioned earlier on Page 7 that my brother Steve and I are playing a best-of-five baseball series using a …

Woman Gets Vaccinated In Bridal Finery

by Kevin Burton    What do white lace and promises look like in a global pandemic? Sarah Studley is happy to tell you.    She was one of many brides to have her wedding reception cancelled by virus protocols in 2020.  But the Baltimore woman wore her wedding dress to another special occasion last month, …

Let’s Hear It For Geezer Beepball

By Kevin Burton    In a recent post about attempting to move forward in a Covidized world, I mentioned a project (“The Covid Question Still Looms Over All,” March 24).    I mentioned that some friends asked my wife and me to participate in a major collaborative effort, without giving details.    As of Tuesday …

With Baseball, Here Comes The Sun

by Kevin Burton    Baseball is back!  In a virus-sick world where we can use some good news, I say this qualifies.    Did you know birds that sing in the spring, sing about baseball?  Spend time proving me wrong if you wish, but why? Instead, why not busy yourself wiping joy from your cheeks, …

The Covid Question Still Looms Over All

by Kevin Burton    Some friends have asked my wife and me to take part in a major collaborative project this summer. We have taken a few timid steps toward being able to participate.    But none of the questions they have asked can be answered on their own terms.  Covid 19 is the first …

NCAA Marching On Despite The Virus

by Kevin Burton      The virus became real for me at March Madness time last year.     I went to work having heard that the NCAA had cancelled all the conference post-season basketball tournaments.  In my heart, I knew that by the time I got home the big tournament would be cancelled.     And so …

Wrestling Teams Think Outside The Box

by Kevin Burton    Once in a great while, the human reaction to the Covid 19 crisis makes me smile.    Earlier this month, Wichita Northwest and Bishop Carroll high schools held their wrestling meet outdoors, so parents could watch the matches for the first time this season.  To that point parents had been barred …

This Christmas, Shower The People

by Kevin Burton    Ah the sounds of Christmas!    It’s Christmas Eve and workers are pounding into place the new siding we hope will last as long as we live in this house.  Jeannette is vacuuming. My Christmas carols, Andy Williams, Point of Grace, don’t stand a chance.     But I feel like if …