Must Be The Queso That Sells These Chips

by Kevin Burton     Covid has changed so many things, I can’t begin to tell you how many, but here’s one change in the Burton household.    Whereas before my wife and I would be going to our favorite Mexican restaurant on a pleasant Friday evening, hanging out, chillin’, placing our order and waiting for …

Simon At His Best On “Me And Julio”

by Kevin Burton    The lyrics say crime and punishment, the delivery, whimsy and jest.     The package came from Paul Simon, and he was hot in the early 70s. So I am amazed to learn that this song qualifies for inclusion in our 2022 series on songs that peaked at number 22 on the …

A Message In Your Valentines Candy?

by Kevin Burton    Researching material for this Valentine’s Day post has been a labor of love.   See what I did there?    It gets better though kids, because I got some help from Good Housekeeping magazine.  GH had a lot to say about Valentine’s Day in an article written by Amanda Hawkins and …

O Christmas Tree, O Super Bowl

by Kevin Burton     At my house the season to be jolly coincides with football season, at least in part.  Here’s how.     I got this from a friend I used to work with in Columbus. He shall remain nameless because you wouldn’t know him and so my wife Jeannette won’t be able to hunt …

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 …

Canadian Border Opens For US Tourists

by Kevin Burton    My Canada vacation dreams are on the table again, but for how long?    On Monday Canada lifted its restriction of non-essential travel by US citizens for the first time since the pandemic hit in March 2020.  That made for immediate celebrations for border dwellers who have relatives, friends and property …

Cinco De Mayo Started In My “Hometown”

By Kevin Burton    Do you know the story behind Cinco de Mayo?    No, it isn’t the Mexican national Independence Day.  That would be Sept. 16.     Cinco is the celebration of a famous battle an undermanned Mexican army won over invading French troops at Puebla, Mexico. Puebla is the city I lived in …