Category Archives: Possitivity: Work for Progress

Rebecca Bishop, hot chocolate, and “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

This interview with Rebecca, April 18, 2018, started in Cafe Brioso, then moved across Gay Street to Cafe Phenix, where proprietor Gary delighted us with authentic, dairy-based, rich hot chocolate. A longtime avid supporter of matters-downtown-Columbus, she was on her … 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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“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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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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