Tag Archives: Portland

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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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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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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Reaching Escape Velocity – San Juan Islands, WA

Although I haven’t read his book, my newfound friend Steven Roberts wrote a book called Reaching Escape Velocity: Launching gonzo engineering projects with sponsors, media, volunteers, and other potent forces. The title (and idea of the book) have stuck with … Continue reading

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Traveling with Tea and Lightfoot – WA to CA

It was a hectic last couple weeks at the shop on Orcas. I was packing up all my tools, building materials, doing some repairs on my horse trailer, welding, cutting, grinding, drilling, and on top of that my good nomadic … Continue reading

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Springtime Journey – Northern CA to WA

Oh, and what a journey it was! A little break time in Shelter Cove at the house of the Andrews Family -  a great crew of folks who have helped me immensely with the bus and keeping me fed, showered, … 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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