Young’s “Ohio” Is Ultimate Protest Song

by Kevin Burton    At Kent State University they say May 4 the way all Americans say Sept. 11, the date being the only reminder needed of an unspeakable tragedy    May 4 was the day in 1970 when Ohio National Guardsmen shot 13 Kent State students during a protest of the American invasion of …

The Sights, Sounds And Smells Of Storms

by Kevin Burton    In the three plus years I lived in the Pacific Northwest I can only recall one honest-to-God thunderstorm.    Some co-workers were talking about it in my carpool going to work.  I said “Yeah that was excellent!”    They thought that was quaint I guess because they retold the story a …

One Man’s Treasure From The Blind School

by Kevin Burton    The least attractive piece of furniture I own might be the most precious.     It’s a night stand by my bed that didn’t begin its furniture life as a night stand.     For the back story we go way back to my time at the Ohio State School for the Blind.  …

Optimism In Cincinnati Despite 0-2 Start

by Kevin Burton    Joe Burrow showed last night why he was the number one draft pick. The Bengals showed why they were drafting number one.       Cincinnati was last against the run last year and egregiously bad last night. So three touchdowns and 316 yards from their rookie quarterback was not enough.  They …