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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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North American Tea Tour Begins! – Friday Harbor, WA

  Yep, it’s really happening – 2 or more years of traveling the land without an itinerary serving free tea and being of service. And it all began today, Spring Equinox, at Brickworks in Friday Harbor, WA. Why a free … Continue reading

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Announcing our North American Tour! – North America, Earth

  Yes, folks, you read it correctly – we (Edna Lu the tea bus and myself) are starting our BIG journey. Five years ago when I purchased Edna, I knew I had to finish building her and take off on … Continue reading

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In the Studio with Elephant Revival – Woodinville, WA

  Bear Creek Studio is a paradise for musicians. This live-in recording studio was built out of an old barn buried in the forest northeast of Seattle on a small creek. Edna and I were lucky enough to spend two … Continue reading

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Celebrating Life – Friday Harbor, WA

  In death we see the preciousness of life… And so it is with Sam. I setup the tea bus outside the memorial knowing that it was going to be full of faces of my childhood community – many faces … Continue reading

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Our Friend Sammy – Friday Harbor, WA

Sam Carter passed away Thanksgiving night in Friday Harbor, WA. I’ve known him since second grade, and used to be on the same little league team (undefeated, one year). We tend to run into each other on the Island every … Continue reading

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Halloween 2012 – Friday Harbor, WA

I got a little carried away and dressed up like an old man tea wizard, and along with a witch (Ally) and a lady bug (Amanda), we set up the tea bus in a neighborhood I used to Trick or … Continue reading

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Touch-a-Truck – Friday Harbor Elementary – WA

My friend Jason from Island Rec invited Edna and I to participate in an Event called Touch-a-Truck. Every year Island Rec brings all sorts of fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks, ambulances, and other cool vehicles to my old elementary … Continue reading

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Sh’Bang Festival – Lookout Arts Quarry – Bellingham, WA

  What I like most about the Lookout Arts Center (AKA The Quarry) is that it’s an amazing gypsy camp of old buses, trailers, tents, and RVs. It is a constantly shifting community of nomads, performers, and tinkerers. Some people … Continue reading

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Welcome Home – San Juan Islands, WA

Earlier this month, Edna and I arrived in the land and amongst the community that raised me. With horse trailer (mobile shop/salvaged building material storage) in tow, we boarded the all-so-familiar ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor. Ahhh, the well-known … Continue reading

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