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Beijing, China

MEMBER SINCE   February 21, 2015

Born at University Hospital, so a Buckeye from birth. Grew up west of Columbus. Got two degrees from tOSU, though later got another from UVa. Worked a while in Columbus, moved to Cincy in 1990. And yes, I love Skyline Chili. Went to China in 2008 and started traveling there regularly for work. In 2012 I started my own firm in China, and hey, we are keeping pretty busy. Hard, and sometimes frustrating, work, but in the end, it's all pretty good. Only bad part is that I don't get back much. So I live my Buckeye life through 11W.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being an 11 year old boy scout usher at the Shoe during the 1968 season.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie is the man
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jimmy Cleamons, so cool
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 23 hours ago

Even though I was wearing my undefeated lucky underwear, that clearly wasn’t enough. So, with the game in question, I had to resort to put on my scarlet farmers cap with the big gray block O on it. 
With that, order was restored to the universe, and the 2nd half route was on. 

We all have to do what we must, for nothing is inevitable, all efforts, even the impossible, must be undertaken for the alignment for all that is true and good. 

Comment 01 Dec 2019


Comment 01 Dec 2019

Here is the difference between Ohio State and TTUN, it's not about going around thinking you are smarter, it's about hard work Every. Single Day... And the man who instilled this character into all that is Ohio State is Coach Woody Hayes. 

“Winners are men who have dedicated their whole lives to winning.”
-- Woody Hayes

“I may not be able to outsmart too many people, but I can outwork 'em.”
-- Woody Hayes

“You can outwork anybody. Try it, you will find out that you can do it.”
-- Woody Hayes

“I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good.”
-- Woody Hayes

“Perfect preparation prevents piss-poor performance.”
-- Woody Hayes

“The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day. The difference in winning or losing is what you do with those hours.”
-- Woody Hayes

Comment 30 Nov 2019

Wow, that’s very sad news regarding his son. My prayers to the Glenn family. 

Comment 30 Nov 2019

Twenty years from, with Ohio State owning a 28 game win streak over TTUN, I’ll frame the tattered fragments of my lucky underwear knowing that it gave it’s all for the game. 

And I’ll shed a single tear of joy. 

Comment 30 Nov 2019

Finally, a thread that speaks to me. I’m now wearing my pair of lucky scarlet and gray underwear. It is undefeated in the last three years. Yes, that means the debacles with Iowa and Purdue were my fault since I wore another pair those days due to work travel. But I am here for the team today. 

Comment 30 Nov 2019

As an employer, I have found that men who were Eagle Scouts perform better than those who weren't. In fact, I ask carefully, among women and men, what sort of service projects were a part of their past. It's an excellent predictor of performance.