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from Westerville, Ohio

MEMBER SINCE   November 19, 2014

Born in the year of Woody's first National Championship. Mom used to sing for me "Across the Field" as a lullaby. I've raved in Bucknut ecstasy and wallowed in abject misery as well. If that makes me a bipolar Ohio State Buckeye fan... then SO BE IT.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anytime the Buckeyes post a victory in any sport.
  • NFL TEAM: Dallas Cowboys
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 15 hours ago

I own a copy, too. Music and Cannon Fire, my friend. ;-)

Comment 16 hours ago

A suggestion, KB: how about also including the last two numbers of your birth year for a third jersey?

Comment 29 Mar 2020

You ain't goin' nowhere, Cruiser, except down the Boulevard! You're too damn ornery to die!

Maintain an even strain, Leatherneck. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. This from an old Doggie. Hoo-Ahh!

Comment 28 Mar 2020

OxfordRaisedBuc... 34 minutes ago

McCaffrey hands it off to Charbonnet who gets 7 yards and BOOM Proctor knocks the ball loose Bucks Ball

...And with 8:25 left in the first quarter, the Buckeyes recover the ball on the Michigan 22 yard line! Great hit by Proctor to knock the ball loose on the carry by Charbonnet. Coach Harbaugh immediately calls his second time-out of the half to rally his demoralized troops. TV timeout, and a word from your local stations.

Buckeyes 15, Michigan 0.

Comment 28 Mar 2020

So many unknowns still out there.

Will the present CV-19 outbreak peak in the coming weeks?

Will the present CV-19 go "dormant" in the human population over the course of the summer? Or will it continue to ravage?

Will the present CV-19 then mutate to come roaring back this autumn in the midst of the the 2020 sports season?

Will there be a proven vaccine for CV-19 ready to go before then?

I could list a few other hypothetical scenarios, but that's what springs into mind right now.

Comment 27 Mar 2020

When secret mystery planes landed at the base where I was stationed.

Don't know why the mystery out there on Diego Garcia is so special. We still haven't identified the ownership and purpose of mass drone sightings in northeast Colorado.

Comment 26 Mar 2020

Will likely send equal shares to my siblings who are self-employed.

Comment 23 Mar 2020

Let me know if the Mrs ever passed along the venison chili recipe. I might have to try it with brisket (or frozen pulled pork).

Apologies, NorCal. Just talked to Ms. GTH. She lists:

1 to 2 cups of dry beans (your choice of pinto, red, or black). Should be soaked overnight, then either slow or pressure cooked by itself until tender (we use an Instant Pot to really speed things up- about 30 minutes ). If slow-cooked, use about 8 cups of water to cook (about 8 hours cook time for the beans). Or 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot. Or, use canned precooked beans. Your call. Then, prepare...

1 large can of crushed tomatoes.

1 chopped onion, 2 cloves chopped garlic, 2 stalks chopped celery.

Brown 1 pound of ground venison or ground beef (or your brisket or pork). Put into the Instant Pot or slow cooker with the above ingredients. If already precooked, move on.

Add 1 cup of water or enough to cook with. Also add...

1 Tablespoon cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper, and a couple splashes of Tabasco sauce.

Cooking times vary. Wife says about another 30 minutes in the Instant Pot (test an individual bean for softness if needed). About 6-8 hours in a slow cooker. Add a little water as needed to keep it smooth.

Bonus: a side of skillet-baked cornbread is a heavenly combination with the chili.

Skillet Cornbread (use your best seasoned 10" standard iron skillet for this):

3 tablespoons butter, 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal (red, blue, or yellow coarse ground), 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 large eggs, beaten, 2 tablespoons sugar or honey, and 2 cups of buttermilk.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. drop butter in the skillet then put skillet in the stove to heat up (about 10-15 minutes max).

Whisk dry ingredients together in one bowl, then mix eggs, sugar/honey and buttermilk in another bowl.

Remove skillet from the oven and brush the melted butter on the inside walls of the skillet.

Whisk wet into dry ingredients, pour in the melted butter from the skillet, and whisk again.

Pour entire batter into the hot skillet, then bake until golden on top, about 25-30 minutes.

Hope this comfort food will give your family some comfort. Best regards, NorCal!

Comment 22 Mar 2020

Deepest sympathies, NoCal. That's maddeningly frustrating. Keep monitoring your family's temperatures and symptoms. Gear up to take them again to be tested if need be. Damn the red tape. Try again. Be the papa bear for your own. Growl if you have to.

Out here in the hinterlands of New Mexico we're up to 65 cases statewide, with two in Dona Ana County.

Comment 22 Mar 2020

Appreciate the re-direct, Buctor. Thanks.

Comment 18 Mar 2020

  Please be patient with the teachers.  We have families too.  We are scared too.  Right now we don’t have a clue how to make this work.  We all have to figure out how to adjust to ALL of these changes together (this part of the statement goes well beyond just educating the kids).

Deepest sympathies, UA. This coming from a retired teacher.

I think this may the beginning of the end of brick-and-mortar education institutions with distance learning. It's been common practice in remote Australia for many decades. The problems implementing it here- in a crisis situation- is Herculean. And not all the kids have access to a computer and ISP at home.

Wishing you and all fellow pedagogues out there the best. Your job has never been easy, and now it's just gotten tougher.