Today I bear witness

I am a street photographer. I bear witness in a city and a country and a world at a crossroads. At the end of the day, I sometimes think it’s the most important work I do. You may see me on the edges of things — watching a scene unfold, waiting for the “decisive moment”…

Climate town hall

The truth of the matter is that I had all but given up on thinking I had a place in our world’s future. The end feels near, and the actions we’ve been taking are too-little-too-late or just plain destructive. My attempts to invite people into the fun and excitement of both simplicity and innovation connected…

The night I rang the bell

My friend, Kathy Manos Penn, who is a fellow author and journalist, included a very lovely mention of me in her newspaper column in the Dunwoody Crier this week, from the night I participated in a monthly local author book reading at a coffee shop less than a mile from my home. That was the night…

Life-affirming

It’s so rejuvenating to be back in my garden more lately. I forgot how garden advocacy work is so life-affirming (even though it was death that got me started there), whereas bike advocacy work deals with imminent death, death, death nationwide on a daily basis, and it’s heavy. I’ll keep doing both because I think…

Out there

Reminder — there are so many nice strangers from all walks of life out there. And it’s easy to meet them when you’re Traveling at the Speed of Bike. My crossing paths with every one of these people has a story (some in my book; most not). Maybe see if you can meet someone new…

Last bike class until September

I’m offering my last bike class until September. Registration required. Maximum 6 students. See details and register here.

Meet Lynn

Meet Lynn. She was my bike skills student yesterday. She is a retired operation room nurse who recently moved back to (hilly) Atlanta from (flat) Charleston and wanted to get more comfortable using gears. She said it was ok to tell you that she is 69. There is no age limit to feeling like a…

Stats to date in 2019

I track my bike miles on an app (note that sometimes I forget to start it so the actually numbers are a bit higher), and it shows that I rode 229 miles in May (including on this road in suburbia — thank goodness for BikeNoodle!). 979 miles ridden so far in 2019. 54,611 calories burned. 47,552…