Tag Archives: Arcata

Thankful in Floyd, VA

Every now and then I stumble into a place that I know no one, but get absorbed rather quickly. What I find in there is more community, more sharing, and more genuine human connections than I could hope for. Most … Continue reading

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Autumn Update – Arcata, CA

When you have no strict itinerary, there’s a lot of wiggle room. And I like it! I left Portland and headed straight to my Wilderness First Responder course (see blog entry here)  knowing only that I was going to see my … Continue reading

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Summer Update – 3 months of Tour – Arcata, CA

It’s been an interesting one, folks. Three months ago Edna (the teabus) and I started a 2+ North American Tour with no itinerary. The plan has been to have no plans, allowing us to roam the country with no obligations and … Continue reading

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Bay Area – Spring!

It had been way too long since Edna and I had spent much time in the Bay Area. Other than one day at Occupy Oakland, it had been over a year, and even then it was a short visit. So … Continue reading

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10,000 Cups of Free Tea

A year and a half ago I hosted a tea party that I talked up as the party where I’d serve my 5,000th cuppa free tea. It was a grand celebration, with many folks in attendance, most of whom were … Continue reading

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Steeped Leaves and Elephants – Northern CA Coast

This past week, Edna Lu the tea bus caravaned with Ivan Dured, the late great space-shuttle/tour-bus of the Colorado-based band, Elephant Revival. For six days we traveled from show to show, down the coast, over hills, and over bridges. On … Continue reading

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Five Years of Free Tea – Eureka, CA

Can it be that long already? Oh how (tea)time flies. As I sat in the bus while prepping to serve tea in Arcata on New Years Eve, I reflected on the past five years while writing in the 2010 guest … Continue reading

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5000th Cuppa Free Tea – Arcata, CA

People often ask me how I count my cups of tea. I do have to admit that it is an estimation, not an exact science. Basically, I estimate that there are 20 cups of tea in a gallon of water, … Continue reading

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Anarchist Book Fair – Manila, CA

  This was the beginning of a 16 hour, 3 event tea serving day. Whew, exhausting… I was actually surprised at how few people at this fair came to drank tea. I thought that of all people, it would be … Continue reading

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Rideshare – Santa Rosa, CA to Friday Harbor, WA

Oh boy, what a journey. Working hard on the bus and and a desire to connect with island roots brought my friend Ali (above center right) and I to the conclusion that we should head north for the Islands’ Village … Continue reading

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