Winner Of The Losers

One man's life experiences and lessons


Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse is popular in the USA, most notably by The Ohio State University Marching Band during its signature Script Ohio formation and at West Point graduations.  It is also often used for marches of the Belgian military schools in Brussels (KMS) and Sint-Truiden (KSOO) because of the historic link of […]


Non-Band Members have Dotted the “i” Several prominent individuals and couples have been honored by being allowed to dot the “i”. This is considered the greatest honor the band can give to any non-band person, and is an extremely special (and rare) event.  Script Ohio is scribed by 225 band members, but only one person […]


The greatest tradition of Ohio State University is script Ohio, usually performed by the marching band during the football pre-game.  Script Ohio was selected as the #1 College Football Tradition. The-Top-10-College-Football-Traditions Script Ohio was first performed by The Ohio State Marching Band on October 24, 1936 at the Ohio State versus University of Indiana football […]


Over the years, I have been involved in the planning and execution of over 100 large Boy Scout functions.  Nearly every event has a patch.  One of the big annual events was the Section Conclave for the Order of the Arrow (nearly 50 weekend conclaves a year across the country) .  As an adult, I […]

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Coshocton, Ohio – Jun 1983.  Throughout the night, I have been the guide for my close friend Greg.  We were at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation, deep in an obscure area of our council’s Boy Scout camp near Coshocton, Ohio.  We loved this camp and most of us have spent over a hundred days and […]

Grad Speakers 1983 Mt Vernon

I attended Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  The student graduation speakers were selected by a panel of judges after try-outs (any student could participate).  My recollection was there were approximately 20 students who made an audition from my Senior Class of 316 students.   In the end, there were three students selected […]


I was the Scoutmaster of Troop 97, Blytheville Air Force Base, Arkansas 1988 to 1991.  I started with 5 boys and we grew to over 40 scouts.  Every month for over 3 years we camped at least 1 time, only missing the weekend that Saddam invaded Kuwait.  We went to seven states to camp, often […]


Friends–Kind of long, but some thoughts on my travels and a few cool photos. Enjoy, Ed 8 OCT 2005   Last Saturday I returned home from Africa.  I would have never imagined as a NATO guy, I would be performing a mission in Africa.  But this was my second trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in […]


My greatest positive influence while growing up was my involvement in the Boy Scouts.  I earned the rank of Eagle Scout and it was presented to me in a ceremony in my hometown, Mount Vernon, Ohio, when I was 16 years old.  The first Eagle Scout medal was awarded in 1912 (100 hundred years ago) […]


It is Memorial Day.  A time to remember the sacrifices of those in the military. Below is a tribute video my cousin sent that is very moving — one that every military member can truly relate too.  Palmer who put this YouTube program together is 15 years old.  Here it is.   primobolan wiki visit […]