IPC Pressured Into Doing The Right Thing

by Kevin Burton    The International Paralympic Committee on Thursday bowed to growing pressures and banned athletes from Russia and Belarus from the Paralympic Games, according to the Associated Press.    This reversed a decision announced Wednesday that athletes from the two countries would compete as “neutrals,” competing under the Paralympic flag and not being …

Paul Exhorted Others To Run A Good Race

by Kevin Burton Watching the Olympics, you can see the runners’ supreme effort etched upon their faces. If you have run track yourself, you know that moment of truth begins long before the actual race does. School is out at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB). We’re now at an after-school track practice. …

Felines Compete In Quarantine Olympics

by Kevin Burton    With the (relatively) new year and our new household additions, the Burtons are taking quarantine competition to the next level.    It’s the next level down, but hey, it is the next level.    Welcome to the Quarantine Olympics. Last year it was mostly Yahtzee that helped us pass the time. …

The Games Quarantine People Play

by Kevin Burton    A stirring comeback is underway as the calendar year winds down.    It’s all about the games quarantine people play, the ones in my household that is.    My wife and I have always played card and dice games together, going back to the dating days. Quarantine inspired us to keep …

Happy Birthday Mexico, Please Read This!

by Kevin Burton    Hello Mexico, are you there?    Are you listening? Happy birthday!    Yes, I know I’m just a shade early. Tomorrow is Independence Day in Mexico.    Viva Mexico! You’re 211 years young.    Just one question though: what does a respectable, kind-of-bilingual, ex ex-pat blogger have to do to get …

Juneteenth, Facebook “Geniuses” And Trust

by Kevin Burton    If you have ever spun an old-school non-digital radio dial tuner, you’ll be at home in this post.    Imagine yourself tuning the dial, looking for music to groove on, political thoughts that agree with your own, a game of your favorite team or the weather report.     These are thoughts, …