As a result of Traveling at the Speed of Bike, I’ve quit some things. I’ve pursued some others. I’ve lost a little patience. I’ve spoken out a bit more. I’ve gotten in some trouble. I’ve lived a little louder. I’ve celebrated my passion and reconsidered some weaknesses as possibly strengths. I’ve dreamed a bigger dream. I’ve stretched. And ultimately I’ve decided that:

I will not stop believing in a better tomorrow, and the stone-in-the-pond ripple effect of individual and collective action.

I will not stop planting seeds of change, or traveling at a pace where I can look humanity in the face and thus perhaps better understand my small but necessary place in it.

I will not stop bearing witness to what I think is wrong and disinfecting it in the sunshine of truth.

I will not stop rejecting the gutter of failed imagination and the artificial limits of mediocrity increasingly accepted by society.

I will not stop recognizing that this is my one precious and unrepeatable life, time is a nonrenewable resource, and I hold the power to make a positive difference in my hands.

I will not stop, and I invite you along to join me. You are needed, now more than ever.

After a robust corporate and feature-writing career in NYC and Atlanta, I currently write my heart out, teach classes, and work as a tour creator and guide with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta. I previously started or revived a ton of organic gardens, including ones for those in need, and I’m passionate about all things related to triple-bottom-line sustainability (here is a sneak peek at some of my nonprofit work). My core competency is as a content creator (books, blogs, feature articles, and apparently bike tours now). As a member of Mensa, I am a fast learner and I don’t waste your time or money. If there is a way we can work together to change the world for the better, please let me know.

If interested, here is a small selection of my published articles (see here for articles other journalists have written about my outreach work). You may find something helpful on your own journey:

Bicycle Safety Tips for Female Travelers (Unearth Women)

Rod Pittman’s Passion for Farming Never Grows Old (Edible Atlanta)

Young Inmates Doing Thyme in the Prison Garden  (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)

On a Wing and a Prayer (Chickens Magazine)

Today’s Most Unknown Agricultural Crisis (100PercentCork.org)

Sustainability: Coming to a City Near You (Urban Farm Magazine)

Bike-Friendly in a Blink (Atlanta Velo Magazine)

Don’t Take a Vacation from Your Principles — Check into a Green Hotel (New Life Journal)

Food as Art (Profile of Artist Norm Citron) (Edible Atlanta)

Feeling Cheesy? (New Life Journal)

“Yes, Virginia, One Person Can Make a Difference” A Day in the Life of a Gleaner (Foodshed Planet)

How to Start a Community Garden on Public Land Near You (Southeast Green)

Expert Tips: Growing and Using Herbs (I ghost-wrote this for Williams Sonoma)

I also ghost-wrote all of these for U.S. News and World Report

And I ghost -wrote all of these for Patch.com