I purchased crime-wracked Woodland Meadows for $12.5 million in 2002, driven by my vision of transforming this 1,100-unit affordable housing complex, one of the nation's largest, into a resident-powered self-supporting asset to the community.
Truth is, for the first time in my professional career, I am not looking for what's next. The next job and professional move turned out to be owning my own business and understanding that the road is long, hard but incredibly rewarding.
For me it is funny how some thing that can bring me so much frustration from time to time, Drag, can be tied to some thing I love deeply, music. I guess it's that love of music that allows me navigate the turbulent waters of Drag.
The more Vivian performed and become known throughout Columbus, the more Jeff became Vivian. Now, when I say, "Jeff became Vivian," I'm not referring to his actions or his personality but to how others, including me, see him.
Everybody in every corner of the world wants to be loved, whether it is by family, friends or a spouse. No one wants to go through life alone and unloved. It's a basic human need to be loved. So why is there an issue over who one group of individuals' love?
When people think of sports and Columbus, they often think of our beloved Buckeyes. But this summer our city's attention will shift to a different sport: bowling. The ediscovery of bowling in our country resonates deeply with me and aligns with my own vision for our great city.
I remember thinking to myself he isn't going to be able to beat it this time and this damn disease just won't leave my family alone. I buried those feelings because if there was any thing I learned over the years of being haunted by cancer is you have to be strong for its victims.
While chicken wings were making headlines before the game, it was all about pizza for game day fuel this year. It was a game of pepperoni vs. chicken, sides vs. dessert, and fan loyalty all came down to the local play.