Inspiration

Summer Plans for the Tea Man

Free Tea 2.PNG

We introduced Guisepe Spadafora, the Tea Man, several months ago.  Guisepe and his traveling Tea Bus continue to spread hope, to lend a hand and to spur community organization in several western U.S. states.  If you are not familiar with his work, take a look at his website or the videos and news coverage of his endeavor (which has been on-going for more than a decade!).

Guisepe is putting together his plans for summer 2017 and would like our input as noted below.

  • I want to know where we should visit, whom we should see, and where we should serve tea.
  • Second, I am looking for a place to call home base for the summer in Colorado. Where can Edna, myself, and Ally plug into that wants good company, a handy man, and a community organizer?
  • Thirdly, I am looking for a good project or two to plug into for a month or two. I would love to help fix or build anything, especially if it has to do with small-scale, mobile, off-grid, low-cost, DIY, eco-friendly, and reclaimed projects.

Guisepe is the kind of person who infuses the phrase “we, the people” with real, tangible meaning.  Thank you, Guisepe!

If you really want to help us become Us, explore Guisepe’s story.  Take it as a model of personal initiative in the name of us all.  If nothing else, you might simply find the inspiration that sparks an idea of change for yourself.

 

The Tea Bus

Can you image buying a bus and traveling the country giving away tea to anyone who wants it, for free.  Now can you image that such is the nature of your life–for a decade? If that seems unusual, strange or even impossible, meet Guisepe Spadafora, the Tea Man.

The beauty of a phenomenon like this is that it shows us a different way of being.

Visit the Free Tea Party site. Wander around.  If nothing else, your heart will feel a little warmer.

You might want to donate some stuff through the “Ways to Share” link.  Visit the blog to see what’s happening lately.

And here is a New York Times article you might find interesting.