Category Archives: Self Improvement

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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“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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“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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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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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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