Mind-blowing

Listen, I know what it takes to navigate city streets safely on bike. So the fact that Robyn Elliott and her amazing tour guides at Bicycle Tours of Atlanta do this day in, day out with groups of strangers (including children) from all over the world while sharing their passion and knowledge about Atlanta is…

Mineola, then and now

In November, I am going back to Mineola, NY, where I grew up in the 1960s and ’70s*. It is a two-square-mile village (nothing fancy, mind you)  built on the flat, grassy plains of Long Island, just a couple of miles from the border of the NYC borough of Queens and 16 miles from Manhattan….

“Skinny Santa”

I pass a man often (including last week, pictured) while traveling at the speed of bike whom I nicknamed Skinny Santa years ago. He served as the model for a repeating character in my overlapping collection of flash fiction stories inspired by original street photography, Stranger Things Happen. I pass people and scenes from my…

321 police officers, and you

I have been doing a longitudinal photo essay about the effect the new Atlanta Streetcar is having on citizens, businesses, tourists, and the city as a whole. I shoot about half of the time while on bike on the streetcar route, and the other half of the time out the window while riding what I…

When you hear about the trail

So I took this photo not long before this two-way protected bike lane was removed. That’s its own story. But then this week the man (who lived in my suburb-city) who owned the neighborhood grocery store in that red building was murdered. This is next to an elementary school, directly across the street from a…

Citibike rider run over

A woman riding a Citibike bikeshare bike in New York City was run over by a truck driver this week. She was seriously injured but miraculously not killed, unlike the two previous people riding bikeshare (one in Chicago, one in NYC) killed by truck drivers. I offer prayers for her recovery, hope for changes to…

The sun will rise again

Thinking of my beloved Delray Beach, Florida (where I took this picture recently). Hoping Hurricane Irma hasn’t been ruthless, and trusting the sun will rise again.