Tag Archives: OR

Spring Update – Austin, TX

Hello, friends and family! Two years ago on March 20th, Edna Lu (the tea bus) and I started a 2+ year North American Tour. This tour was imagined as a journey around the continent with no itinerary, allowing us to … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas! Winter Update – Nevada City, CA

  Well, it seems as if the craziness of Spring and Summer caught up with us, and our focus over the course of fall has shifted from outward craziness (serving tea, events, traveling) to more inward craziness (many, many bus … Continue reading

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Weekend of Tea – Eugene, OR

    I knew I was going to be heading to Eugene on Sunday for the second Free Herbalism Project event (see blog entry from the first one here). As time drew nearer, I began to think I should head … 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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Free Herbalism Project – 20,000th Cuppa Free Tea – Eugene, OR

  After realizing that not having a plan was too rough on me (see this blog post), I decided that it would be a good idea to make some plans in advance, but allow myself a little freedom and flexibility … 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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Village Building Convergence – Portland, OR

In 1996 – ten whole years before I started serving free tea out of my pickup truck on Hollywood Boulevard – Mark Lakeman and other folks at City Repair, were formulating and putting into action a mobile free teahouse called … Continue reading

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Back to School – Portland, OR

  After such success in Bellingham at Western Washington University, I decided that it would be fun to serve tea at more college campuses. College age people are eager to learn, eager to see what lies beyond the bounds that … Continue reading

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Portland Fire Department – Portland, OR

My buddy Owen is a fresh-to-the-team firefighter here in Portland. I guess he’d been talking the bus up around the station quite a bit, so they invited me to come by and have dinner with them. It was great to … Continue reading

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Hello Portland! – Portland, OR

Yes! It was a BIG step for our 2+ North American Tea Tour to get here. The one big string that was still attached that hampered our no-itinerary/go-wherever-we-want,-whenever-we-want modus operandi was Freddie the horse trailer (mobile shop/storage unit). I’ve been … Continue reading

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