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 …

Enough With The Jokes, I’m Not That Big

by Ronnie Burton    (Guest blogger Veronica “Ronnie” Burton is a six-year-old American house cat from rural South Central Kansas.)    I’m writing this as an exercise in writing cause I know it will never get used.    It’s offered to Kevin Burton for Page 7, but I’m going to fly a little too close …

This Scottish Song Brings In New Years

by Kevin Burton    As December fades and January rushes in, one song is ubiquitous.    Every year without fail, time zone by time zone, it’s difficult to avoid “Auld Lang Syne.”  It’s the song of New Year’s Eve, nostalgia and old friends.     “Auld Lang Syne is an international anthem and one of Scotland’s …

American Emigration Over The Years

by Kevin Burton    It is conventional wisdom in the United States that a US passport is the prized possession.    It would be foolish to downplay the benefits of American citizenship to many who live here. But for some it may be wise to at least look into what some other places may have …