Are you a secret or not-so-secret Buckeye? (You can either have been born a Buckeye, or you may have adopted the Buckeye state as your home state–it doesn’t matter.) In a recent conversation over e-mail with another blogger, we discovered that we’re both Buckeyes by birth, although no one would guess it from looking at our CVs. There are two other Buckeyes by birth in my department besides me–and I’ve always thought that we have a special Buckeye understanding, a down-to-earth way of seeing the world. James Thurber was a Buckeye–from Columbus, as it happens. Gloria Steinem is a Buckeye too. Many people you know probably have Buckeye ancestors, when you drill down a few generations.
I grew up making Buckeye candies. I was Buckeye born and returned for four years at the beginning of my career. (I never cared for football or Ohio State, though–probably because I grew up a lot closer to Ann Arbor than Columbus.)
So, you can tell me: are you or have you ever been a Buckeye, too?