The Truth About Losing A Friend

by Kevin Burton    There was a day in 1995 that shook me and shaped me.         My best friend from fourth grade up into young adulthood had died the night before. I didn’t know it yet. We hadn’t seen each other in a long time, because I had moved out of state.     …

Shelf At Work Takes Me Back In Time

by Kevin Burton    A piece of my past was hiding in plain sight in my work space about two feet above my right shoulder.    I’m still getting used to the surroundings at my part-time clerical job at a local church.  The place is a maze! Thankfully, my job duties don’t take me around …

White Castle: The Little Burger That Could

by Kevin Burton    Once again, White Castle burgers hit the spot!    I found out last Friday that the next day, Saturday the 18th was National Cheeseburger Day.    Too late though. I already had my blogs planned for the weekend. What to do?    I thought it over carefully and came to conclusion …

Gifts From God That Keep On Giving

by Kevin Burton    In the old days at the school for the blind in Ohio, semester break meant Christmas, time off, and gifts.    Regular Page 7 readers know I am legally blind and have had longtime hobbies and vocations in the blindness field. So I know a thing or two about blindness.    …

Hey Yahoo, Ya-hooey, Out Of My Face!

by Kevin Burton    I’ve got Travis Kelce on my fantasy team.    Such a sentence I never thought I would utter. But there you have it.    Tuesday night was draft night for the USA Legends fantasy football league.  The Legends were/are a new beep baseball team made up of older players from all …

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 …

Racial Bias In Ohio Court Sentencing

by Kevin Burton    An Ohio court sentenced a black woman to prison last week just a day after giving a white woman probation for essentially the same white-collar crime.     This was reported by Michael Harriot of Yahoo News, following up on a story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.    Neither judge in the …

Prayer Needed For Tough Family Decisions

by Kevin Burton    I went literary on you last Friday.  Hope that was OK.     I wrote about my mother moving to an assisted living facility and the parallels for that move and my move to the Ohio State School for the Blind as a fourth grader in 1972 (“Love, Tears And Doing The …

More Famous People I Have Met

by Kevin Burton    Does your bucket list include going to all 50 American states?  If so, do you count airport states?    North Carolina is an airport state for me.  That means I was in an airplane that landed there. I either changed planes or just sat in the plane waiting for the second …

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 …