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"A Long Way from Where I Started" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living
Remember Danielle Ross (not to be confused with one of my city's founders, Daniel Ross)? Danielle is the 51-year-old rock-climbing trapeze artist who had to have surgery for osteoarthritis on her foot, and thus needed another fitness activity for during her recovery, who found my unicycling article and taught herself to ride one, and then contacted me to let me know this. Well, she's been sending me really cute video updates every couple of weeks. And here's the funny thing about when you learn something new. It changes your life.

Turns out Danielle has recently decided to quit her stressful job, sell her house, and start a non-profit. And, she says in the email she wrote to me last night, "This gives me hope that I might be able to muni (mountain unicycle) one day! Very humble beginnings, but a long way from where I started!"

See Danielle's latest here:
 

from my unicycling days . . .
Think about what is it you want to learn in 2013. And get ready for your life to change, in ways you never imagined.

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"Aglet Face," and the Cold, Harsh Truth, Courtesy of Yoda by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So, it's Mother's Day and there are a whole lot of ways I could go with today's post. I've been trying to relax into things and just let go. I've planted my see ... Read on »
"And I Could Feel the Sun's Rays on Me Once Again" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living   I journeyed this past week, passing pecan groves leafing out in bright spring green, Vidalia onions, and the final seasonal oranges and grapefruits before I arri ... Read on »
"Awakening at WonderRoot"--Meet Kate by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living "Do you mind if I take a picture of you?" I asked Kate Philips, whom I had just met in person after emailing a few times, as she and a few others are now involved in t ... Read on »
"Awakening" at WonderRoot by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I somehow fell upon this place named WonderRoot . Its excellent website boasts lines such as "uniting artists and community to inspire social change" and "we believ ... Read on »
"Awakening" at WonderRoot, Week 1 by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world Read on »
"Bark to Bottle" (and How Cork Forests Are Getting Screwed) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I did my "perimeter sweep" of Whole Foods, grabbing a bag of organic apples, a pound or two of bulk grains, and some milk, when I just about smashed into the "cork ... Read on »
"Beauty Is Not a Luxury" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The day was all "gray and green," as my friend John of the Bottle Tree put it, with clouds and wind and sun taking turns across the sky's stage, and the almost piercingly c ... Read on »
"Beauty Is Not a Luxury" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I visited the food pantry garden yesterday just to check it out. My friend James and a team of volunteers from Georgia Power had been there a few days earlier an ... Read on »
"Because We Don't Have Any Other Choice" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Food pantry clients at our weekly harvest I have long stopped believing in coincidences, so when I saw two interesting emails this morning, one right a ... Read on »
"Blessed and Released" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I had been worried. I'm leaving the food pantry garden August 1 as it is time. It has been three years ( here's a fun post about how it started ) and I know that ... Read on »
"But Neither Are You Free to Abandon It" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So the kids aren't coming anymore to the back field urban farm row , as far I can tell (field day, finals, end of school), so I went out there and pretty much just ... Read on »
"But Then You're Raising Rabbits, Pattie" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I had a whirling dervish sort of conversation with Farmer D the other day (I was the whirling dervish--Farmer D is always completely calm). We were chatting away whe ... Read on »
"Close Your Mouth; We Are Not a Codfish" (And Other Thoughts from My Beltline Tour) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So, there I was on the Beltline bus tour yesterday--three hours in a comfortable bus with a knowledgeable tour leader named Butchy who showcased the 22-mile ring of ... Read on »
"Come and Get Some Food" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Here is Rashid Nuri, one of the biggest names in organic agriculture in the state of Georgia, if not the country, if not the world. As it says on the About Us tab on the T ... Read on »
"Community Garden of Ideas" Prototype Under Construction by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Things are happening on my Art on the BeltLine idea . I'm building the prototype this weekend. It involves a window. It involves art. It involves soil. It involves h ... Read on »
"Costco Donates 158.5 Tons Weekly." (Not Really. But How Hard Could This Be?) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It eats at me.  Costco.  The fact that it doesn't have a corporate policy about donating its still-edible but somehow unsellable fresh produce to those in need. ... Read on »
"Do You Mind If I Shoot You?" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living There was this guy. He was making a desk. I was riding by on my bike. And the light was just right.  "Do you mind if I shoot you?" I asked. A question that has a ho ... Read on »
"Do You Think That You Can Stop Doing That Which God Wants You To Do?" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I wasn't planning on being there.  My younger daughter was supposed to come home from an after-school commitment with a neighbor, but a phone call indicating she n ... Read on »
"Dognitive" Dissonance by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living You know when a dog sees something confusing and it cocks its had to one side trying to figure it out? That was me this morning when I saw the Bonterra ad in ye ... Read on »