Bee downtown

On the corner of busy Northside Drive and Ivan Allan Boulevard on the Westside of Atlanta sits three bee hives. I’ve passed them before while Traveling at the Speed of Bike, and recently I got the chance to walk across the street there with Tim Trefzer, the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Manager of the Georgia…

Off the Wall

The rain pelted my living room window last night as the flames in the fireplace danced in the near distance. Wrapped in a blanket I had knitted as part of my first memoir, Bucket List, I curled up with photographer Sheila Pree Bright’s stunning book 1960 Now: Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives…

Ut, oh. They’re talking snow.

Ut oh, They’re talking snow this week, the very week of the Super Bowl kick-off events here in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In our climate, that usually means a sheet of ice, which ain’t nice. Let me let you in on a little secret — not a damn thing has changed since Snowpocalypse here (captured here…

Super art

Granted, excitement is mounting in Downtown Atlanta for the Big Game as Super Bowl frenzy descends upon us. But the story closest to my heart is the Super Bowl legacy project that will live beyond the event — the super art featured in the Off the Wall series of new public murals, presented by the…

Coke ain’t it

Unfortunately for the hometown favorite, Coca Cola, the only Coke you’ll be seeing around Downtown Atlanta as we host Super Bowl LIII is this iconic sign on Peachtree Street. Its big blue rival is an official Super Bowl sponsor and has bought up billboards, transit signs, garbage can signage, the works. They’re being pretty shady…

Kick off

Something tells me that it’s gonna look a lot more crowded by Mercedes Benz Stadium when Super Bowl LIII festivities kick off  later this week. And welcome to Rams and Patriots fans. I have a daughter right now in each of your parts of the country.

Free Art Friday

Free Art Friday is a thing in many cities. Artists leave their art out in public for others to find and keep, and they communicate clues about the whereabouts via photos on social media. The first person to find each piece “claims” it by posting a photo of it on Instagram, tagged with the artist’s…

Perhaps even callings

You can’t ride a bike without asking questions about the people you meet and pass. And the questions lead to answers, and perhaps even callings. In this photo taken today, I am standing in an old jail cell that now provides temporary housing to US veterans of war. (Note: I have volunteered to blog monthly…