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There were about thirty of us in the Fulton County courtroom yesterday, mostly virtually. In addition to…


I got big jugs. No, not those kinds of jugs. Obviously. I have big jugs of water that I carry up a steep hill and then down again — like, a mile total — every morning, in this land of cul de sacs and homeowners associations.

I start with two…


Grab your Artsy Bike water bottle and let’s go! Wait, not so fast. It’s crowded out there in the usual spots for bike riding in Metro Atlanta, and that’s a (good) problem because that means human-powered movement is increasingly popular. …


An hour and a half away from my home in metro Atlanta, via roads with speed limits I haven’t driven in years, I stood in the rain on the side of a winding road in Winder, Georgia as the newest ghost bike in the USA was dedicated in honor of…


Thank you so much for your kind responses to “Pedal Power with Pattie,” the first bike skills class in the world delivered securely via text (at the time each day you determine, for a commitment of less than two minutes a day over three weeks).

Due to requests for it in a PDF format (see below), I’ve now created an exact replica of the phone version so you can “binge” on it in one fell swoop, if you want (or take your sweet time).

I continue to offer this class, now in three formats (in person as the pandemic allows, via text, and via this PDF) for simply one reason: To help more teen girls and women take their places in our public spaces while Traveling at the Speed of Bike.

https://www.scribd.com/document/465572752/Pedal-Power-With-Pattie-Bike-Skills-Class-for-Teen-Girls-and-Women


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Truth? I’m Scared.

Truth? I’m scared to death. I am leaving everyone and everything I know to live in a village in Africa without running water and electricity for two years. And at 56 years old, with 30 years of marriage and a comfortable house in suburbia, that’s asking…


Look, it didn’t take long during our current crisis for folks to realize that, besides toilet paper, food is a necessity. And healthy food boosts your body’s chances to fight off disease. Is it worth the effort as we hobble through this seeming-apocalypse known as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic? Is…


(republished from Food For My Daughters)

First of all: all 7,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers are being evacuated globally right now and the entire program is currently suspended. With that in mind, my departure for Uganda in June is unlikely, and my calling is now local again. I will share whatever…


So I’m on line at Costco, the mood heavy all around me, as I buy peanut butter and pinto beans in case we’re quarantined due to coronavirus, and it’s 9/11 all over again.


If you are feeling coronavirus (and other) stress, growing a little of your own food can help*, not just for the health-enhancing nutrients but also because planting a seed is the ultimate act of faith in the future and sometimes (like now) we just need to see that in action.

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