Category Archives: Occupy Columbus

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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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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Simon La Bozetta tells “CAFFEINE COMMUNION” about growing his arts

I had been a neighbor of Simon and his artist household in Olde Towne East; that’s how we met. Our most recent meeting, February 19, 2018, was at the original Angry Baker at Oak & 18th. He’s a working artist, … Continue reading

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Jim Bruner shares with “CAFFEINE COMMUNION” about Mezzacello.

Jim and I met, February 12, 2018 for caffeine in our local shop, the Lincoln Cafe, across from the Lincoln Theater on Long Street in Bronzeville. His home, a short walk from this coffee shop, hosts an urban farm, Mezzacello. … Continue reading

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ComFest, Burners and “CAFFEINE COMMUNION” with Micki Pike

Micki and I got together at the original Angry Baker in Olde Towne East February 6, 2018. She brought along festival programs for the first three years she attended, and soon volunteered at ComFest. This is how Micki and I … Continue reading

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Picture Janet Adams with “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

Janet and I met at Roosevelt Coffeehouse, January 31, 2018. It was her first visit to this not-for-profit operated house of bright light and joe, and she learned of it’s social justice mission to alleviate hunger, human trafficking and unclean … Continue reading

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