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Gentrification in German Village

Gentrification. Five syllables to describe a phenomenon that transforms decaying or forgotten neighborhoods into trendy, sought-after parcels of real estate. In Columbus, Ohio—the state capitol and a hub of economic growth (though now… 715 more words

Reflections

Running with friends.

Being a newbie half marathon runner was allot more enjoyable when I started running with a group. I never thought I would be one of those people that would run without a particular athletic goal in mind. 658 more words

Running

Unplowed Ground

We got several inches of snow last night. That means we’ll be living with a snow-covered street for the next few weeks, because forecasts are for temperatures with highs in the 20s, or below, for the foreseeable future. 78 more words

Columbus

Gargoyle Spirit

Russell’s dog Betty needs to be walked, so we took her for a stroll around the neighborhood on this cold, bright Christmas morning — and discovered that even the front stoop German Village gargoyles are getting into the holiday spirit.

Humor

Neighborhood Wish List

The spot in the middle of German Village where the original Max and Erma’s once operated for four decades has been vacant for a few months now, without any apparent signs of activity. 96 more words

Humor

The muddy delta

My mother’s old resentment
floats in front of my eyes
like sediment in the muddy
waters of the delta.
My bones shaped by
experiences I didn’t have, 43 more words

Poetry

Blogger Wins for Story about Columbus, O

Award-winning story as previously printed in Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond magazine

Writer Paris Wolfe received a First Place nod from the North American Mature Publication Association Awards for 2016 travel writing in two issues of Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine.

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Travel