Leon Bibb said the other day that he believes that it's Cuyahoga River water, not blood, that runs through his veins.
Listen to any of his stories on Cleveland and he'll have you believing it too.
Leon speaks English but he writes Cleveland.
It's not something you learn or pick up. You live it.
He knows the plight of the city's sports fans because their pain is his.
He rejoices in the city's successes because he knows the head winds that have been battled to win them.
"I think I'm part of the reflection of the city," he said. "I know the pain of being called, you know, all kinds of names. We've been called "mistake on the lake" and stuff like that and we fought that for years but I know the pain of our sports teams yet I know the majesty of Cleveland and the beauty of Cleveland."