Monthly Archives: March 2018

“I think they’re VC,” Tycer giggled. Laughing all the way to the rice paddies, and back.

Humor saved my life. Probably. This is me at age 20, after several months in the Mekong Delta of the country that was then known as the Republic of Viet Nam. I appear exhausted, sleep-deprived, demoralized. Appearances deceive, although it’s … Continue reading

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This is my water meditation

From anywhere I sit, at any time, wherever I am, I’m on the water. It flows from a sponge of springs near a mountain summit in Pocahontas County WV, guided by gravity and topography down an unnamed stream, a branch … Continue reading

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Julie Hallan talks to “CAFFEINE COMMUNION” about connecting with others, for even a moment.

Julie and her husband recently settled their household in Clintonville, so we met at Global Gallery, the fair-trade coffee shop, March 8, 2018. She’s quite excited to live in Clintonville. Before moving, she had lived, and worked, in the Short … Continue reading

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Darin Hadinger on Balance and Counter-Balance to “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

Darin and I exchanged greetings at a table in Cafe Brioso, March 6, 2018. And speaking of Brioso, remember the “parklet” gracing the street in front of coffee-shop-central at Gay & High a couple seasons ago? A project designed by … Continue reading

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Milo Petruziello to “CAFFEINE COMMUNION,”…”If farming has taught me anything…”

Milo and I got together at Global Gallery, the fair-trade coffee shop in Clintonville, February 23, 2018. This was the week following the annual, statewide, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) conference at the Dayton Convention Center. After weeks … Continue reading

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Mary Lyski spices up”CAFFEINE COMMUNION” to relieve hunger

Mary and I reunited at the Bexley Coffee Shop, February 21, 2018. We first met when she opened her popular Short North restaurant, Double Comfort, on North High Street, directly across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Almost a year … Continue reading

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She’s B-A-C-K…the prodigal Holly Hahn returns to “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

Holly has been in the Pacific Northwest, and upon landing back in the 614 we agreed to meet at Buckeye Donuts on the south side of Cbus, February 22, 2018. Sugar high, anyone? CORE VALUES: Holly informs me she’s inspired … Continue reading

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