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    The Panhandle of Panhandling

    I’ve lived in my current Columbus neighborhood almost my entire life.  I did leave for college and to work for a few years in Cincinnati, but that was it.  The rest of the time, I was living in the same neighborhood that I grew up in. Most of my neighbors have known me and my family since I was just a little kid. The elementary and high schools I went to are both less than half a mile from my house.

    Basically, I grew up on the south side of Columbus and feel really comfortable out here.  Most of that comfort comes from the fact that I understand my neighborhood. While things have naturally changed over time, I had never felt like I had seen anything out here that was out of place or flat-out bizarre.