Who stays? Who goes? Who tells the story?

There is a line in the musical Hamilton that says, “Who lives? Who dies? Who tells the story?” In the past five weeks or so, I’ve been Traveling at the Speed of Bike in the cities of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York (where I even visited Alexander and Eliza Hamilton’s graves), and the…


Just got home from a week in LA visiting my older daughter. I need a minute to adjust.

Malibu burning

This is Malibu, California from when I was Traveling at the Speed of Bike there earlier this year. It is currently burning out of control. My older daughter lives in Los Angeles, and my heart is breaking into a thousand pieces every time I check the news. She tells me she’s fine. But what’s happening…

Say what you want about L.A.

Say what you want about Los Angeles — but the place is built on a grid, which is pretty much a bike rider’s dream layout, and there’s a frickin’ ocean. Plus, my older daughter is there. Which makes it awesome. I. love. it. Cannot wait to go back. See related post.

City of angels

I’m just back from visiting my older daughter in the City of Angels, and I have a lot to process internally before it comes out in words. In the meantime, here’s a view from my bikeshare bike on the path by the beach in Venice.

Amazon’s list hits close to my heart

Amazon just announced its short-list of city finalists for its new headquarters. Five of the twenty cities are close to my heart — New York City, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Boston. I grew up near New York City and moved to Atlanta from Manhattan; my older daughter graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and…