| By BRIAN WINDSCHITL
, BRIAN WINDSCHITL
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Buffalo is often dubbed ?Queen City,? but when I first got here, many years ago, this city was more akin to poverty than royalty.
I first arrived in Buffalo as a 7-year-old, moving from Minnesota and from everything familiar and comfortable to me.
Needless to say, I despised this town from the second the moving truck pulled into the driveway of what would become my home.
Eventually, Buffalo did become my true home, but not for quite a while.
My hatred of this place was founded on the stubbornness of a spurned child ? a similar type of stubbornness that appears when children refuse to go to sleep or fight with another sibling ? unyielding and one-sided.
Time went on and the childish bias of my boyhood became adolescent scorn in my teenage years.
Nothing escaped the teenage angst of my rebellious youth, including Buffalo. read more >>