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A Place for Everyone and Everyone in Their Place by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living As I was riding my bike to the train station to go to the airport to go to Florida, I got to thinking about a letter to my local newspaper this week. The writer stat ... Read on »
Outside-the-Barbed-Wire Thinking (Wakadohatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living You drive past water treatment plants near me and you're smacked in the face with keep out signs and barbed-wire barriers to entry. You drive right into a parking lot ... Read on »
A Question to Ponder by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living After one more week here on FoodShed Planet*, I'll be going "dark" for 30 days to ponder this question. It nags at me, and "trusting the journey" sometimes requires ... Read on »
Will This Urban Farm Be Here in 5 Years? by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This urban farm, like many all over the USA, sits on land its farmers do not own. It is one block from the new Atlanta Streetcar's route, and a seven-minute bike rid ... Read on »
When a Man Named Homer Tells You He Has Faith in You by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Homer ranging his new bike bell So I finally went back to see Homer and give him a bike bell*. I had met him when I gave James a bike bell, after I had me ... Read on »
At Your Service by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I spent a good long time talking to a young homeless man yesterday while picking these serviceberries, right in Centennial Olympic Park. They are "at your service" r ... Read on »
Hand Watering. Hands Praying. by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I haven't turned on the water outside again yet. I've been hand watering as the heady, heavy citric-tinged scent of magnolia wafts across the yard, and an owl in the ... Read on »
Honestly, There Is Perhaps a Point When You Have Too Much Hairy Vetch by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living And this is just a small glimpse of how much is growing around my house. See more about hairy vetch here . eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world Read on »
U.S. Architects Tour Belty by Bike -- This Could Be Coming to Your City Soon! by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Apparently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention is going on right now in downtown Atlanta (Former President Bill Clinton is speaking today). It's ... Read on »
"Humans of New York Meets Literature" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Click here to look inside Nice thing to which to wake up! My new book got its first two reviews on Amazon! (Click here to order. I'm an indie author and y ... Read on »
5 Dangling Penises on Peachtree Street (A Public Art Reminder) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Before everyone gets all hung up on "what's appropriate" in public art (considering the Atlanta Regional Commission is offering public art grants soon, and my city i ... Read on »
No Bike Rack = No Business by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Funky place. Lots of vegetarian options. Open all the time. But when I arrived today on bike (in the very least bike-friendly part of The City of Atlanta I've been yet ... Read on »
Why Multi-Use Paths Need to Be at Least 12 Feet Wide by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I hear people in my metropolitan-Atlanta city (okay, it's a suburb) sometimes complain about our new 12-foot-wide multi-use path in a park (with more to come). Well, ... Read on »
Good Ole' Reliable FedEx Is #BikeLaneBully Yet Again by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living FedEx is a constant #BikeLaneBully. See here  for another example (there are examples of this every single day, however). I'm #NotBuyingIt anymore when I ship packag ... Read on »
Black Lives at a Crossroads, and a White Woman's Attempts to Understand by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Ignorance is not a defense. And that means ignorance as a white woman of the black experience in America is no longer an acceptable reality for me. I started tapping ... Read on »
Look, The Poems Help . . . by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Look, I've been writing this blog a longggggg time (9 years). I keep finding new ways to express what I'm feeling and thinking about our changing world -- and the pe ... Read on »
Mama Bread Is IN the House! by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living My younger daughter told me I smell like bread and peppermint (pre-bike riding, of course). A neighbor teen told me our house smells happy. These are good things. Fi ... Read on »
Spilling Open by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living If you like this sort of thing, here is my Flickr photo poem album . eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world Read on »
"The Sunwoody Project" Action Plan (A "Citizen in the Sunshine" Update) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It's time to soar, folks. It's time to harness the power of the sun and get things done.  I am not a member of my city's Sustainability Committee, and am no ... Read on »