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The ONLY Way to Keep Bike Lanes Safe for Ages 8-80 by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Plain bike lanes are a definite improvement over nothing but then you're dealing with bike lane bullies every single day. Protected bike lanes are the only on-road w ... Read on »
Takin' the Lane, Baby; Takin' the Lane by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living On Sweet Auburn Avenue in downtown Atlanta Reminder: When you start to take the lane on your bike, you start to take the lane in your life . I still don't ... Read on »
I Stand in Unity with NYC Community Gardens by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living These aren't kids at a New York City community garden. They are the members of an innovative program named WeCycle where kids earned bikes for working in the Ashview C ... Read on »
School Garden (and Other) Lessons by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Before history repeats itself where you live and a passionate student comes at you with a huge city-wide urban farming plan with big holes in it, I thought you might f ... Read on »
Think Magnolia, Crash and a little Love Actually by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living In Stranger Things Happen (a collection of 76 stories*--or is it just one?), four roommates ditch a lice-infested red velvet couch on a soon-to-be-paved dirt path, in ... Read on »
Friday Means Fish Fry by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Friday means fish fry. Well, not for me, since I'm eight years veg* (nothing with a face!) in March. But how cute is this guy? I love my daily lunchtime street photo ... Read on »
Happiness Is . . . by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Happiness is riding along and coming upon my friend Kyle Brooks'   street art. It's everywhere.  eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world Read on »
Travels with Attica Continue . . . by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Needless to say, the journey continues.  eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world Read on »
#BikeLaneBully by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Delivery trucks block bike lanes daily (unless there is a protected bike lane that they can't enter; then they magically find a different solution--funny how t ... Read on »
Sax Appeal on Belty by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living   You know how I feel about public art .  You know how I feel about Belty .  So you can only imagine how happy this made me today to find Kassle Molinar playing hi ... Read on »
Legally Sound Sounds by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So, I see  this street musician again (plus this charming other gentleman). We get to talking and I learn that he is legally allowed to play his saxophones (he plays t ... Read on »
Today in "Streetcar Blue" (The Current Most Popular Color in Downtown Atlanta) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Well, this is fun! See the rest of my collection of street photographs (or should I say, Streety photographs), from the first month of the new Atlanta Streetcar, at A ... Read on »
It's Easier to Ride a Bike in Hell's Kitchen than on Mt. Vernon Road in Dunwoody, GA by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So there I was following my friend Kat Gordon's 3% Conference tweetup re: the Super Bowl ads when I fell upon a tweet from StreetFilms linking to one of its more-than- ... Read on »
"Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag . . . " (and Why Public Art Matters) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I'm watching this guy and humming that song in my head from Mary Poppins* when the homeless lady feeds the pigeons ("feed the birds, tuppence a bag, tuppence, tuppe ... Read on »
3 Years Since I Left the Community Garden I Helped Start by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living (reprinted from January, 2012, and updated below)  There is a place where the sidewalk ends . . .  And so starts Shel Silverstein's poem, Where the Sidewalk Ends, ... Read on »
MLK Was Not the Only One with a Dream: Meet Big Mouth Ben by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Meet Big Mouth Ben and his fiancee, Tanya. Ben, a college graduate, fell into addiction and lived homeless under a bridge for seven years. A torso-crushing accident le ... Read on »
The Elephant in the Room (Costco) Is FINALLY Donating--Now, Will You Toss In $20 to Help Make This... by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Today at Costco. And tomorrow. And the next day. And the next . . . No time to read? Here's the bottom line: David Skoke (see prior story on 11 Alive) ... Read on »
Bikes Grounded by FedEx by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Delivery trucks in bike lanes in downtown Atlanta are fewer and farther between as bike advocates have taken to calling ParkAtlanta to have them ticketed (888-266-1360 ... Read on »
Broken Art--Saved! by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I see this mural along Streety's * route being taken down for some reason. Huge chunks of it lay on the ground as trash. Perfect! I've been looking for meaningf ... Read on »
Stranger Things Keep Happening! by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Saw these steps yesterday and realized I'm getting there with my new book, Stranger Things Happen ! I'm taking it several overlapping steps at a time, however--the m ... Read on »