Our last 12 years

So apparently these are our last twelve years (according to the most dire report yet), since we collectively refuse to change. The little bits and pieces that individuals have been doing tirelessly and thanklessly since the 1970s to try make a difference are simply not enough. I want you to know I tried. I want…

9/11 (again)

I sit here quietly in the dark of morning and wait for the bells to ring at the local church or on TV or in my heart, as they have on 9/11* every year for most of my children’s  lives. 8:46. 9:03. 9:37. 9:59. 10:03. 10.28. It’s coming. It will flood me with emotion. I…

Figs!

God gifts us exactly what we need, when we need it. It’s Figs now, and yes, they are loaded with much-needed nutrients during the sweltering heat of a Southern summer. But they are also a a time, a mood, an essence. When it’s Figs here, I know it’s time to slow down. Refuel. Be. With an…

They exist

Something like 81% of Americans say they want to write a book. Yet so many people die with that desire still inside them, or their unpublished manuscripts stuffed under their beds. As a bike rider who risks death by motor vehicle violence daily, I didn’t want to be one of those people. However, when I…

As accessible as possible

There’s stuff in my book that could be helpful to communities everywhere, with a particular focus on safe-access-for-all. It’s no surprise, therefore, that I’m trying to make the book itself as accessible as possible. In addition to the books I’ve put in Little Free Libraries in metro Atlanta, I’m offering one free book in this…

Belief in tomorrow

So I rode my bike to a Self Defense Class for Women, sponsored by my suburb-city as a result of the recent attack in the bathroom in one of its parks. After we learned how to gouge out eyeballs and rip off ears, I got into a huge conversation (before Traveling at the Speed of…

Resiliency

Now is the time to increase resiliency and triple-bottom-line sustainability. These two books may help inspire you to take action close to home and around the world.