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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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Front Street Grocers – Thomas, WV

  I warned y’all recently that I was going to start posting more having to do with the other kinds of sharing we practice as we travel. Although serving free tea is one of the main ways I like to … Continue reading

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Transmission Mission – Mooresville, NC (NASCAR Country)

Wow, I am stunned… About 2 weeks ago, as we were driving from Asheville to Hot Springs, NC Edna’s transmission gave out. She wouldn’t move forward nor backward… nothing. We were on the side of the road all day, at … Continue reading

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Mother Earth News Fair and More! – Asheville, NC

About 5 years ago Mother Earth News wrote an online article about the Free Tea Bus entitled “Free Tea Parties Build Strong Communities.” It was well received and I was happy to have caught the eyes of such a publication. … 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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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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Austin to Boston – The Road, USA

  Traveling far fast is not part of my modus operandi. The longer I stuck around Austin, the less time I knew I had to travel the 2,000+ miles to the Boston area for the International Herb Symposium. Ally, Edna … Continue reading

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Summer Update – San Juan Capistrano, CA

Another season is upon us. It seems like they just keep rolling through. I guess time does fly when you’re having fun… Since our last update in Spring, Edna and I haven’t traveled too far or served an enormous amount … Continue reading

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Spring Update – Trabuco Canyon, CA

Today is a big day! Not only is it the first day of Spring, but it marks 6 years since the day I bought Edna and the one year mark of our Two+ Year North American Tour. According to plan, … Continue reading

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Back on the Boulevard – Hollywood, CA

Wow folks, this is where it all began! Eight years ago this month I was lonely. Working more than full time for little pay, I was craving genuine human interaction without having to spend money. In fact, I was finding … Continue reading

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