Ten years of Pie and Coffee

posted by Mike on March 5th, 2015

Today is the tenth anniversary of Pie and Coffee! Thanks to everyone who’s contributed, technically and creatively, to making this thing happen.

I first got the itch to blog in 2003, when I was living at the Orange County Catholic Worker house, and the city decided to crackdown on their homeless shelter. It was a fascinating story, one that wasn’t being covered in the depth I thought it deserved.

I finally started blogging here in 2005, when some of my friends had returned from a trip to Darfur and were inspired to commit civil disobedience in response to the violence there.

Since then, a lot of people have posted things here. Some years it has been busy. In recent years, with the rise of Facebook as an outlet for casual online conversation, and with changes in my own life, it hasn’t been busy at all. This arc has been pretty typical of blogging.

One of the nice things about a blog is that you can post things when the time is right, and ignore it when it’s not. One of the bad things is that as the months turn to years, and years to decades, it turns into a junk drawer.

So we’ll be doing a once-a-decade cleaning of this junk drawer, looking back at the topics we’ve covered. We’ll revisit Darfur, reusable grocery bags, Worcester panhandling, climate change, Catholic Worker dramas, Guantanamo, podcasting, and more. How do our posts look in retrospect? What’s going on with those subjects today?

I don’t know if this blog will be around in 10 years. But I’m really looking forward to year #11.

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3 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On March 6, 2015 at 12:14 marc said:

    I hope you’ll continue. I’ve gotten used to checking in. Congratulations on your vigilance.

  2. On April 8, 2015 at 22:17 Noah R. Bombard said:

    Mike, you and your guests have been a great independent and constructively critical voice in the city. Keep it up.

  3. On May 10, 2015 at 19:05 Chales Kinnaird said:

    I just found your website this weekend, because I just found out that a classmate of mine from GGBTS, Robert Peters, has a connection with the Saints Francis and Terese Catholic Worker. I couldn’t find his contact info, but if he is still there in the vicinity, tell him Charlie said hello. He can find me by way of my blog, which I think will be linked to my comment. Fascinating and much needed work you are doing up there.

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