1948 - 1999
|I first met Tuck over 30 years ago at Morningstar over
plates of chili. Later I crashed at his and Sandi's pad on Cole St. in
the Haight. Our paths crossed again in North Beach in S.F. where we both
lived for a while. Often he dragged me out of my tiny hotel room and drove
me out into the country for some fresh air. The last time I saw him was
a few years back at the Mayday party at Wheeler's ranch - by then he was
a family man!
Friar Tuck created the Morningstar Homepage web site and ran it until his death in August 1999. His generosity was legendary, as demonstrated by the following testimonials. He created the Virtual Morningstar bulletin board as a favor to me, and kept it on his site even after it had clearly ran out of gas. It is fitting to say that he would give you the shirt off his back.
Badaba to ya, Tuck!
|Here is a vintage Tuckism in his reply to the apologetic
leader of a group that trashed his guestbook:
" Hiya Chet,
Thanks fer tellin me bout yer group's adventuring.. What they did however
You see, Morningstar Ranch was and is a haven for anarchist's and activists
In the future if yer group wants to play on the site, cool! But let
me tell ya,
That way It'll let some of our folks get into the action, guestbooks
In Morningstar Faith,
Webmaster of the month."
|"...I will tell you there are two things he did that I
truly love him for. The first was that
he brought me to live at Morningstar, and while I had lived at Wheeler's and been to M*
before I met him, he knew the teritory and everybody in it. He was the social
bridge for that shy, young girl, who spent the better part of her time hiding
in the woods avoiding all the way most cool folks, because they were all so
cool. He introduced me to Lou, and Ramon, and Coyote, and Louie (lion),
Barry Plunker Adams. He took me to Marble Mount Washington, the birthplace of
the rainbow tribe, where we walked deserters across the border to Hope B.C.
I met my Art delivering the Kaliflower intercommunal newsletter in our
apartment at 1660 Waller, in 1969...we would not find each other as partners
til some twenty-five years later. Willie B, Jon-Jon and Terry, Pam Hanna,
who became my ally on the bulletin board from hell. So in some sense, Tuck
brought me to all of you, which has meant more to me over the years than most
other things in my life.
The second wonderful thing he did, was that fine piece of internet art,
So how we are all shaped and shifted by one another, and what comes
|" About Tuck: I can't tell you about Tuck's M* years cuz
I only vaguely remember this large man wearing a blanket with a rope belt
& thot he looked cool - fit right in at M* "
"All this computer stuff comes hard to me. I've decided it's because
"Anyway, what I'm saying is that I got to know Tuck really well online
May the long time sun shine upon you
|"I am unable to write of my feelings about the movement
from one plane to
another. Tuc and I were always passing from place to another, never
meeting. We were at Morningstar when the Blue Cheer was passed out. He
and I both remember the day very well. He knows some of the people that
I knew. We both loved Joanie and Cathy, we both had feelings about
Doris. This year I had asked him what he knew about the word "badaba",
he explained the best he could at the time. I wrote a little humor about
it and was slowly informed the correct meaning. I downloaded the mirc
from him, and he helped me set it up. I love his web site. We both tried
to get Pam online with a web site. She has plenty of stuff online, Tuc
and I were trying to get it all in one place. He gave us all help when
we asked. I did tell him that he did a wonderful thing when he was
spammed at his web site. He treated the spammer as human, free to
express his spaming at his web site. Tuc's site was open to all. Well
|A posting of Tuck's to the Virtual Morningstar Bulletin
" Way Kewl,, Im here tripping in the orchard,, (good Shrooms)
The Cross just lifted off jusst like a rocket and dissapeared into the starry night,, (Damn Good Shrooms !!!!) "
|Here is a link to Tuck's philosophy
Here is a link to a page Tomas dedicated to Tuck