Hello Kavasseurs!   I had the wonderful opportunity to hang with the Conestoga Funktiersman, one of my good buds who grew up here in Baltimore MD.  Both the Funktiersman and myself make our livings as a professionals in the manufacturing sector by day,  and spend the rest of our time in endless and noble pursuit of good laughs and cool vibes.

For a stubborn luddite like myself, this blog thing is just so hard to kick off because when I review raw material, I fear the content isn’t rich enough.  The whole session starts to feel like a “Had to be there” story.  Then I try to trim down the fat, but the chopped up product loses some of the tone and character from the original kava session, the added work of editing notwithstanding.  Time for a different approach.

This is it.  Just two people, sitting around the kava bowl, simultaneously creating and capturing that beautiful, contempt, harmonius kava atmosphere.  I make no claims of having anything interesting to say, and no apologies for it either.

I invite all to pour a shell and try to follow this babbling stream of consiousness into the mix:





Discussion fueled by this wonderful root







(left: Señor Chuggs; right: Conestoga Funktiersman)  This is a different evening when we were “in the mix” playing with the turntables. It illustrates the point that kava isn’t the only component at play here… cocktails and handlebar moustaches also function as vibe delivery vehicles.

Every now and then I revisit some of my old reviews. I originally reviewed Wakacon back in 2016, shortly after coming back a stressful time in South Sudan. It really helped get me through the rough points. Wakacon has also been resilient through the recent exponential price spikes that have occurred everywhere from Vanuatu to (inexplicably, as there are no import or container costs) Hawaii. Wakacon still stands the test, and is as good a Kava as ever.

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Waddup Kavasseurs!

I hope this vid finds you all well.   I’m Señor Chuggs, covering for the real Kavasseur for the next few months while he’s out and about.  I want to use this post as a starting off point for taking the Kavasseur blog in a new kinda direction.  Of course, we’re still going to be talking about our favorite root beverage, but I’m not going to be doing kava reviews strictly.  I want to explore kava’s purpose and value in my own life, and allow the root to guide the ongoing discussion.  I want to talk about my own kava rituals and see how they relate to others!

Like I say, more content to come.  I just have to get a handle on this blog stuff.  I got some nuggets of discussion between myself and the Kavasseur I will be throwing up on the site here as soon as I can mine through all the hours of krunked “umms” and “uuhhhs”.