Caution: don’t talk to strangers

So I’m working on my next guerrilla art exhibit (yes, I know; it’s been awhile). Titled “Caution: Don’t Talk to Strangers,” it will feature selections from my Today’s Nice Stranger street portrait collection, exhibited in a cocktail-party configuration in the wild (which passersby will be encouraged to rearrange). And, yes, I’m even thinking an opening…

Meet Dwaine

Meet Dwaine, and read issue 2 of my fun new newsletter featuring food-for-thought about our changing world.

Meet Thelma

Meet Thelma. She is Today’s Nice Stranger. I met her while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. She was trimming bushes near the brick house her daddy built that is soon to be demolished so that condos starting at 2.1 million dollars can be built. We must have talked for at least a hour. She…

Meet Peter

Meet Peter. He is TodaysNiceStranger. I was Traveling at the Speed of Bike on the Sustainability in Action Bike Tour* route and had just come from the demonstration fruit orchard at Piedmont Park when there he was, just sitting on a bench painting away. I asked if I could take a photo and we got…

Meet Lucius

Meet Lucius. He is Today’s Nice Stranger, whom I met while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Lucius is the Turf Manager at Mercedes Benz Stadium. He and his co-workers like to ride around Downtown Atlanta during their lunch break on the trikes they use at work. I told him I used to teach seniors…

Today’s nice stranger

He was crossing the street. I was turning while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. He waved me on. I waved him on. We ended up just meeting in the middle of the crosswalk and talking. His name is Kemp (short for Kempten, which is the little town in Germany from which he comes). He…

This is Al and Julia

I slipped out for a bike ride before my family woke up today (Mother’s Day!), and was 15 miles into my ride on a 91-degree-Fahrenheit day when I stopped to fill up my water bottle and met Today’s Nice Strangers, Al and Julia. They live in the neighborhood right next to the one where the…