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Around the World but mostly Europe

MEMBER SINCE   July 23, 2013

Active military for a while...

Grew up in Ohio and have been a lifelong fan of The OSU.

Drop me an email if you have any unique, rare, etc. Ohio State football items.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Too many to list.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Charles "Chic" Harley.
  • NFL TEAM: NFL Sucks - no team and no to the league
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Napoli

Recent Activity

Comment 20 Jul 2019

Imprezza STI?  I've always loved them and they have 4-doors, large trunk, and haul butt.

Comment 20 Jul 2019

No love for VW's?  I have a couple year old Tiguan and a new Touareg and love them both.

Comment 18 Jul 2019

Barcelona = one of the greatest cities in the entire world, now, then, and in the future.  So happy to have bought an apartment 20 years ago overlooking La Rambla.  My ship pulled in there in 1999 and while everyone else was getting drunk... I bought 50% of an apartment building just up from the market... then went and got REALLY drunk because I spent a lot of $$$ - since have recovered all expenses and am on the good side of the initial investment (by far).  It has been an amazing investment and we love to go there and stay several times per year. 

Comment 07 Jul 2019


Thank you for your responses and ideas - if possible please write to the University in a show of support and perhaps they will make a decision to do something at or near the stadium (e.g. statue, street name, etc.). 

I agree that he played a long time ago and perhaps is not well known by many in today's fan base but a presence on campus and near the stadium could hopefully expand the awareness of not just Chic but those early teams that paved the way to our current, and incredible, team. 

All the best, Dan

Comment 01 Jul 2019

Bumping an old thread in hopes to gain new traction for a great cause.  Please folks - use this time in the off-season when things are slow and write to the President of OSU and anyone else you think should be involved. 

Kind regards, Dan

Comment 20 Jun 2019

Looks amazing.   I'm really missing my grill and smoker these days - in storage until we move in the new house.

Comment 19 Jun 2019

Van Morrison is my go to music when I want to unwind.  Just love the music, the delivery, the everything.  I'd love to see live.

Comment 19 Jun 2019

Army was very dangerous last year and will be extremely dangerous this year.  UM is in deep $hit in my opinion. 

Comment 17 Jun 2019

Taking styling tips from Coach Hairball I see...  you sir are on notice.  :-)

Comment 17 Jun 2019

Respect.  Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad - what an amazing story about WW II.  Impressive.  I know all too well the issues that plague military folks (e.g. drinking, PTSD, etc.) and unfortunately it has only been in recent years have we started to better understand what war does to people.  Used to be called "shell shock" and other things but true studies were rare.  Now the number of PTSD issues being discovered are nothing short of alarming. 

Copy about a-hole step-Dad.  Another point I can fully understand because I had one of those as well...  ugh.

All the best to you!!!

Comment 16 Jun 2019

Absolutely not the same Navy.  I came in the Navy in 1986 and retire on 1 Sept 2019... talk about different.  You fine sir got to enjoy the best of times... I got to witness the end of times.  I no longer recognize the Navy...  political correctness and everyone scrambling for collateral duties before taking care of their folks.  Pathetic actually.  I've done 33-years in this canoe club with no regrets but I was always told that I would know when it was time to retire = it is TIME. 

Thanks for your service!!!

Comment 16 Jun 2019

Sorry to hear about your Dad.  I have also turned my back on my Dad as well.  He's a 79 year old asshole that has never learned how to show true love to his two youngest sons... the oldest gets it all and frankly is quite undeserving of anything (my older brother = King Piece of Shit).  The ass has stolen over $1M from the family and yet he is the Queen (yes, gay as well) of all so needless to say it's just my little bro and I against the world and to hell with the rest of them.  You're not alone. 

Comment 16 Jun 2019

No no - I get it.  Sorry, just trying to add a reminder to folks that our kids watch EVERYTHING.  So many absent parents these days that every minute is so critical and we can make an enormous difference if we connect and stay connected to the little people in our lives.  Our legacy is not our online footprint... it is made via those little feet that are following us. 

Comment 16 Jun 2019

Sorry but there are a LOT of bad fathers out there.  It takes a lot to commit to being a parent and sadly all one has to do is go to the local mall, restaurant, etc. to see how shitty most people actually are with their kids = hello..... take your damn head out of your facebook, twitter, online, etc. experience to actually live in the NOW called "your family" and "your kids are watching your every move".  Too many have more time with people they've never met online than they do with their own kids.  DISCONNECT. 

Comment 16 Jun 2019

Thanks.  Just feel that this is certainly something worth fighting for. 

Comment 16 Jun 2019

P-cola is great as well - I was single there as well.  Went to Limited Duty Officer school there and spent some time there at other times.  Love that place.  We used to get a kick out of all the women that watched Officer and a Gentlemen a few too many times and still hung out at the O-club looking for their Richard Gere... = scoop them up for a few days and move along smartly.  :-)

I was at Naval Ordnance Test Unit at Cape Canaveral (Cocoa Beach area) for almost 4-years and what an amazing time of my career that was.  Got to literally be a "rocket scientist" for the entire time which included going to almost 1-year of school up on the Cape with the rocket and telemetry folks of NASA and then got to climb around inside ballistic missiles on submarines for the rest of my time there - when we were home we partied like sailors should part... those were the best of times.  The military sure is different today.