The night I rang the bike bell

My friend, Kathy Manos Penn, who is a fellow author and journalist, included a very lovely mention of me in her newspaper column in the Dunwoody Crier this week, from the night I participated in a monthly local author book reading at a coffee shop less than a mile from my home. That was the night…

The chihuahua on the accordion (and the annual Life Pie)

It’s almost time for my annual Life Pie*. This is something my daughters and I started doing years ago, when they’d come home from the first weeks of school (which starts in August here) with a bunch of things they wanted to do and join, and I realized pretty darn quickly that our life was…

Life-affirming

It’s so rejuvenating to be back in my garden more lately. I forgot how garden advocacy work is so life-affirming (even though it was death that got me started there), whereas bike advocacy work deals with imminent death, death, death nationwide on a daily basis, and it’s heavy. I’ll keep doing both because I think…

Out there

Reminder — there are so many nice strangers from all walks of life out there. And it’s easy to meet them when you’re Traveling at the Speed of Bike. My crossing paths with every one of these people has a story (some in my book; most not). Maybe see if you can meet someone new…

Sustainable leaders in action

So, more folks (in addition to Carolyn Rader* and King Williams*, who had come previously) joined us on our Sustainability-in-Action tours from Bicycle Tours of Atlanta last week: We welcomed Dr. Jairo Garcia, the leader of the City of Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan and a professor of sustainable development at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Suzanne Haerther,…

Issue 5: Connect

Okay, team, here’s Issue 5. I’ve decided, most likely, on there being 8 weekly issues and then we’ll see about going monthly. These things are fun to do but time-consuming and I have a whole bunch of other opportunities to pursue/consider right now as well. Sign up for free so you don’t miss an issue (click…