Category Archives: On the Street

Tour Through The South – Winter Update – Hot Springs, AR

Whew, what a tour! Edna Lu (the Tea Bus) and I just spent the last 3 months touring The South from West Virginia to Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and finally to Arkansas, where we are now. … Continue reading

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30,000th Cuppa Free Tea – Tuscaloosa, AL

A day ago, I was serving tea with great, excited nervousness. I was at Rural Studio in Newbern, AL hanging with a bunch of architecture students and teachers. When Edna Lu the Tea Bus and I arrived at this wonderful … Continue reading

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11 Years of Free Tea – Athens, GA

Every New Years Eve, I celebrate the first cups of free tea I accidentally started serving on Hollywood Blvd. in January of 2006 (read more here). As I was serving tea in downtown Athens, GA this New Years Eve, I … Continue reading

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Democratic National Convention – Philadelphia, PA

Whew! This past week was a wild ride! Ally and I decided to bring Edna Lu the Free Tea Bus to the DNC both for personal reasons, as well as to make sure people stayed hydrated and cool, while performing … Continue reading

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Spring Update 2016 – Efland, NC

Ah, with the new growth of spring comes another year of Edna and my 2+ Year North American Tour. Eight years ago today, I purchased Edna, knowing she would be built out into a mobile free teahouse, and eventually travel … Continue reading

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10 Years of Free Tea – Durham, NC

10 years ago, I was lonely. I was living in my pickup truck and working 50-60+ hours a week in front of a computer as a video editor in Hollywood. When we finished the rough cut of the documentary, my … Continue reading

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Maine to Georgia (or Not!) – Winter Update – Efland, NC

More than a month and a half ago, Ally, Edna Lu The Teabus and I left Maine on a long journey south to potentially spend the winter in Georgia. I had decided that after years of pushing off “wintrospection,” that … Continue reading

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The City that Never Steeps – New York City, NY

A dream has come true. For years, even prior to Occupy, I had a dream of serving tea on Wall St, and another of being featured in the New York Times. Upon arriving in New York City, I realized the … Continue reading

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Autumn Update – Square Pond, ME

  Ah, another season is upon us. I can feel the Fall in the air, and I think I’m ready for it. Our summer has been interesting and fun. After arriving New England for the International Herb Symposium in June, … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail – Stratton, ME

Wow! What an amazing place to serve tea. My girlfriend in college hiked the Appalachian Trail before coming to school. She told me about the arduous 2,200 mile hike from Georgia to Maine, the highs and lows of trail life, … Continue reading

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