The wild

With all the lockdowns and rules and restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to lose the wild inside that defines each of us. And, just in time, as a seasonal gift that knows no limitations, the wisteria blooms as a reminder. Other years, I’ve used my own words: This year, I’ve chosen Isadora Duncan’s….

The greatest art the world has ever known soon to come

Art captures and transcends our pain and bears witness to all aspects of our lives. It is needed now more than ever. If interested, see more #ArtOfBikeRiding here. and here. It may comfort you or bring you a much-needed moment of joy. It may also remind us all of how valuable public art is in…

Everything will be ok

Everything will be ok. Keep saying it, like a mantra. Truth? I’m having a hard time believing that, and I know that, for me, fear is a failure of faith, so I am working  on faith right now. Traveling at the Speed of Bike past these signs helps. Note: If you would like Everything Will…

Nervous

I’m about to enter The Fence photography exhibit (yet again — I keep trying!), and the photos I’ve selected to enter make me nervous, for reasons I’m not ready to reveal to you. In fact, a lot of my art (both photography and writing) makes me nervous, and that’s actually a good thing. That’s when…

Run, Attica, run

“Run, Attica, run,” I said out loud that first time I turned left with “the bike in the attic” on the Freedom Parkway path. So it’s easy to understand why we had to stop when Attica and I were Traveling at the Speed of Bike past this new art on the Atlanta Beltline today. This…

Hard to write right now

It’s hard to write right now, with all that’s happening nationwide. I’m feeling sort of like this art I passed while Traveling at the Speed of Bike this week, if that makes sense. The words will come back. But, for now, the bike rides help. Five miles into a ride and I feel hopeful again….

Film, music, visual art

You may or may not have heard that the State of Georgia is now number one in the world in feature film productions, due to heavy state incentives, a wide variety of location options, and an increasingly skilled local workforce. That means that when you’re traveling at the speed of bike, you often find yourself…

One thing that scares me

They say to do something every day that scares you. You’d think that would mean “taking the lane” for a bike rider. But for me, that’s not the scary thing. The scary thing on a daily basis is my art. My art literally scares the hell out of me. Not just what I create, but…