Archive for Blog
Oct
10

Confessions Of A Wedding-Weary Dad…!

They say it happens to all of us with daughters. I disagree. Some get through a wedding with more money and patience for the process than I have. Heavy sigh…it’s about over!

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Oct
9

The Series I Would Most Liked To Have Seen….

Clayton Kershaw wasn’t enough for the Dodgers, and what a pity. The best possible matchup in the World Series won’t happen…and here’s why!

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Sep
30

Brady Hoke, And Trusting The Coach (Your Coach)…

Michigan’s Brady Hoke has much more to worry about than just winning games. Suddenly he’s in jeopardy of losing so much more!

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Sep
28

The “Truth” About Bruce Hooley…

Sometimes it’s necessary to set the record straight, where opinion has been substituted for fact…and whether you like the truth about the record, or not.

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Sep
23

Where A Community Agrees….

It’s refreshing…finding a topic, among politics, religion, and individual differences, around which people can rally and agree. And nowhere do you find it more than in Maria Stein, Ohio.

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Sep
18

This Business Of Corporal Punishment…!

There is no one answer, right or wrong, for the issue of corporal punishment as judged by the courts and society. If you don’t believe that, just look at what we’ve become in its absence.

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Sep
10

The Good News, Bad News, About The Buckeyes…

If you don’t read another OSU column all season, read this…and rejoice that despite the disappointment of last Saturday they’ll still win 83% of their games and entertain in scarlet and gray style.

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Sep
5

Gameday: My (Better) Days With The Marching Band…

If you think misbehaving and gross conduct in the OSU Marching Band is all on fired director Jon Waters, let me share that original “sins” in TBDBITL go back at least 44 years. And no one came back any worse for the experience.

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Sep
2

Eat Some: Hamilton’s Year Refreshing, Hopeful….

I guess there’s a number of ways to eat crow, and Billy Hamilton’s made it necessary with a solid year of “How do you like me now?”

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Aug
31

Ouellette Makes A Winning Impact In College Debut

Shunned by Division I recruiters coming out of Covington High School, it didn’t take long for OU’s A.J. Ouellette to make his football qualities known.

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Aug
30

Gameday: OSU vs. Navy No Yawner…

Before you concede an easy opening win over Navy, consider the fable of David vs. Goliath and how David brought a giant to its knees.

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Aug
27

What Really Is The Message (With Your Team’s Nickname)…?

If the image of the Washington Redskins is really that offensive…and means so much to so many…show me by boycotting a local high school game on opening night!

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Aug
24

Even Locals Say Browns Belong In “Rag Bag”

15 seasons after their reincarnation, it’s still really hard to watch the Cleveland Browns…and those hideous pants don’t help, either!

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Aug
21

The Painful Evidence About Ferguson, Missouri

What we’ve become as a country is clearly evident with the paranoia and the positioning in place…over the shooting of another suspect who was in the “wrong place” at the “wrong time”.

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Aug
20

“Flags” That’ll Never Fly…

The manner in which the NFL is officiating its games in the pre-season is on track to making the game a joke…and unwatchable in the regular season!

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Aug
12

Remembering Stewart Lipp…

He was not only a model businessman and stalwart to the Troy retail community, “Stew” and Marilyn Lipp were the best friends anyone or any town could ever have…ever!

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Aug
9

Why Sports Illustrated Got It Right…

Credit the nation’s most recognized sports weekly for a much-needed look back at the past, and consider the irony of a sports public in which most could care less, and asks…what have you done for me lately?

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Aug
5

The Hypocrisy Of “Standing With Jon”….

Inundated with texts and emails from people professing to support the rehiring of the Ohio State band director, I’m amused with their belief in the power of the “petition”.

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Aug
4

Our 5th Anniversary: And You Know, They Said It Wouldn’t Last…!

They say the first five years are the toughest. I don’t know. In business the more you do the more you discover that still needs to be done. We say…thanks for the work!

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Jul
23

Are We Dangerously Close To Losing Our Most Important Right….

If telling the truth, or expressing an opinion, is subject to that much criticism and scrutiny, we will not all grow hesitant to question policy or state publicly our resistance to any perceived injustice in the future?

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