Take the leap

Sunrise. Sunset. Sunrise. Sunset. Swiftly fly the years. So goes the song from Fiddler on the Roof, a play which shows up in this book of mine when my older daughter got to be in a professional production of it years ago. So go the years of our lives, with our bucket lists gathering dust,…

Winning bridges

I have a lot of nice things to say about Traveling at the Speed of Bike in Boston, but I’m gonna give Pittsburgh (where my older daughter attended college) the win for the bridges. Pictured below are some of the many there that provide separated and/or protected bike access. (Note: After visiting numerous times a…

Common wealth

People driving. Walking. Riding bikes and buses. Taking the T. Sharing a common space, a common wealth, as public space has priceless value. This is the new and improved Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, where my younger daughter attends Boston University and where I was Traveling at the Speed of Bike last week. Bravo, Boston….

Lingering

Happiness is . . .  lingering and laughing deep into the night, long after the food was cleared, the candles burning so low they formed a sea of wax on the plates. Yesterday was my 30th Thanksgiving in metro Atlanta, the 29th for which I cooked (with the help of my daughters, more so every…

This Thanksgiving

This photo is from November 2013. That bike, helmet, and mural are now gone from my life. A lot of bigger things have changed close to home and around the world. Some have almost broken me and others have made me see things differently, and I continue to Trust the Journey. Today, on Thanksgiving 2019,…

Meet Tyler

Meet Tyler. He is Today’s Nice Stranger. I met him on line for doughnuts (because doughnuts fix everything) after I had an 18-hour Relay Bikeshare saga (story to come, maybe). He is part of the Edison Bicycles team and he says sales are up, up, up. They sell mostly by word of mouth. So here are…

Took the opportunity

Took train to plane to NY. Took bus to train to Mineola. Took the opportunity to hang out with my dad and stepmom. Took my dad to do the last thing on his Bucket List. Took bus to bike to Boston (where the sun started setting at 3:30 during my bike ride to the hotel!)….

Georgia telework week

It’s apparently Georgia Telework Week and I’m seeing all kinds of coverage of it like it’s the first time this has occurred to people that fewer cars on the road and more flexible work options could be a good idea. Keep in mind I am the person who was hired to write the suite of…