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…

Bridge closed

Breaking news: It was just announced that this brand-new, exorbitantly-expensive pedestrian bridge, which connects a train station in a legacy neighborhood across a deadly road to Mercedes Benz Stadium, will not be open for any of the Super Bowl LIII events, including the Big Game. So I thought I’d take you Traveling at the Speed…

Dream job

At some point (probably many) while I’m leading a tour with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (now launching in a bigger way as Amazing Atlanta Tours), you may see me smiling broadly while rambling down the Beltline, through eclectic neighborhoods, or past the ever-growing bounty of murals I love so much. That’s because two words keep…

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…

Olympian challenge

People. We did this before. Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. I was here, and I was hired to write the Commute Connections suite of materials (including the newsletter pictured plus a separate four-page brochure for each of about eight different commute options) that employers used to encourage their employees to not drive…

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.

All dressed up for the Super Bowl

Streety is all dressed up for the Super Bowl! Now if the Atlanta Streetcar is actually usable* during Super Bowl LIII in just a few weeks here in Atlanta, that would be a real win. (If interested, click for link to  my 4-year photo essay about the Atlanta Streetcar, titled A Streetcar Named Aspire.) *…