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June 6, 2011

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. – Anonymous

June 5, 2011

Memorize and follow this never-fail recipe: get started. Don’t quit. – Barbara Winter

June 4, 2011

One can resist the invasion of an army, but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas. – Victor Hugo

Gratitude for Dad

Dad: the masculine force that brought you into this world.  Take a moment right now to contemplate one positive childhood experience with your father. Was it building & launching model rockets? Going to the movies on a Saturday afternoon–and sneaking into a double feature? Flying a kite at the beach? His supportive shouts from the […]

Tetsubin

Tetsubin.

June 3, 2011

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein

June 2, 2011

Always do what you are afraid to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 1, 2011

  I don’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.  I’m frightened of the old ones. – John Cage  

Tea with Kevin Rose: Masala Chai, Samovar Breakfast Blend, Wuyi Oolong

Fresh baked breakfast scones and strong black tea go great together, and Kevin and I enjoy them as we  chat about how he got started with social media site Digg.com. He’s not running Digg any longer, but he’s still going strong in his love for tea, and, well on his way with his newest tech startup. […]

May 31, 2011

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. – Seneca

May 30, 2011

Success should be measured by the yardstick of happiness; by your ability to remain in peaceful harmony with cosmic laws. – Paramahansa Yogananda

Stop By

Stop by.

May 29, 2011

The more I see the less I know for sure. – John Lennon  

Hayes Valley

Pure Zen at Hayes Valley.

May 28, 2011

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away. – Henry David Thoreau

May 27, 2011

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Harold Whitman

May 26, 2011

Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. And whoever this ‘Earl Grey’ fellow is, I’d like to have a word with him… – Jean-Luc Picard: Star Trek, The Next Generation

Hot Chai

Hot Chai.

May 25, 2011

Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind; dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness. -Lu Yu: The Classic of Tea

How to Brew Sencha Green Tea

Suggested tea and tea ware: Nishi Green Tea Samovar Vivid Brewpot Lotus Tea Cups Bamboo Tea Tray

How to Brew with a Gaiwan

Here is how we like to use this gaiwan (start with these guidelines, and then experiment on your own): * Pre-warm the cup by adding some hot water to it, and then discarding that water * Brew the tea directly in the cup by adding 2-3 tbsp of dry leaves * Awaken the leaves. For […]

May 24, 2011

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive disenchanted. – Japanese Proverb

May 23, 2011

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. – Dalai Lama XIV

Surrounded

Surrounded by tea.

May 22, 2011

Do you value life? Then waste not time, for that is the stuff of which life is made. – Benjamin Franklin

May 21, 2011

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves. – Ghandi

May 20, 2011

I’ve been to Hollywood, I’ve been to Redwood, I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold. – Neil Young

Linchpin Meetup

If it’s never been done before, even better. Every interaction is an opportunity to make a connection. It doesn’t matter if I’m always right, it matters that I’m always moving. These are just a few of the Linchpin ideals spelled out by marketing guru, Seth Godin. On Wednesday night, a Meetup group came together at […]

May 19, 2011

The linchpin is an individual who can walk into chaos and create order, someone who can invent, connect, create, and make things happen. – Seth Godin: Linchpin

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