The Power To Make Someone’s Day

by Kevin Burton    You have a superpower that you might not know about; the power to make another person glow.    So says a “happiness expert” quoted on CNBC.    Stephanie Harrison, founder of The New Happy, writes that using nine phrases will instantly brighten someone’s day. She says we underestimate how happy someone …

The Sky’s The Limit For Blind Pilot

by Kevin Burton    Last month a blind woman flew a small airplane across the country. That’s a story you want to read about, right?     OK, here it is, short version:   Kaiya Armstrong, a 22-year-old Arizona woman who can see only a few inches in front of her face, flew a two-seater Cessna …

Blind Rock Climber Has Life In Focus

by Kevin Burton    After seeing one too many stories about blindness that was full of stereotypes and stupidity, I started a conversation.      I wrote about how my time as a newsman who happens to be legally blind made me sensitive to misconceptions about blindness that seep into society through the pages of …

Finding Joy In The Everyday Journey

by Kevin Burton    One of my English as a Second Language students once asked me, “Can I say ‘enjoy your joy?’”    She and I both laughed. Peeling apart the quirks of somebody else’s language is great fun and can give you some insights into your own first language.    I wonder though if …