Category Archives: Local Community

R.I.P. David, After All These Decades

David’s Gone Fishing Where are you from? I grew up in a small town in middle America in the mid-20th Century, a beach head of sorts for Appalachian immigrants, not unlike my own family, but mostly refugees from the Clay … Continue reading

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My absolute Favorite Episode of “This American Life.”

“24 Hours at the Golden Apple” Quintessentially Chicago, quirkily Ira Glass. Thank you producers, and especially Torey Malatia. Listen here.

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“Bring an umbrella,” Ruth Sternberg tells “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

If you are, or have been active working within the profession of not-for-profit organizations, you might know Ruth. We first met at an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) luncheon, circa 2008. More recently, we got together downtown at Roosevelt Coffee … Continue reading

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Chet Ridenour sharing “Block Talk” with “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

#40 in this series of CAFFEINE COMMUNION interviews. Chet suggested we meet at Bottoms Up Coffee Co-op in Franklinton, which was an agreeable opportunity to see Virginia & Josh, the owner/operators of this socially-conscious caffeine corner and co-work center with … 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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