Lance Armstrong, Tour de France Winner, Faces New... →
In a move that could cost him his seven Tour de France titles, former cyclist Lance Armstrong is now facing formal doping charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. In a 15-page letter dated June 12 to Armstrong and others, the USADA said that it had the cyclist’s blood samples from 2009 and 2010 and that they were consistent with “blood manipulation.”
Would a Sign Reminding You of Your Own Kids... →
Petulia Pugliares lives on a busy residential intersection in Wethersfield, Conn., south of Hartford. Her home sits smack between two elementary schools and a high school. That doesn’t seem to faze the drivers though. “Cars go by way too fast, especially during the morning and evening commute,” says Pugliares, who has witnessed numerous accidents, and was even struck by a car herself as she...
More Income, More Trees →
The wealthier the city, the thicker the trees. So writes Tim de Chant of the ‘Per Square Mile‘ blog, focused on density and geography. Ah, well, yet another good reason to encourage your city or nonprofit groups in your city to plant more trees.
Atlanta to unveil local transportation projects |... →
New pedestrian crossings, bike lanes and other amenities geared towards muscle-powered transportation could sprout up around Atlanta if a 1 percent sales tax passes on July 31. Atlanta could reap an estimated $94 million in discretionary funding over the next decade for local transportation projects if voters approve. On the city’s wish list: improving bike and pedestrian safety around...
You can meditate while driving or walking, while on a bus or train, and even...– The Dalai Lama OK, maybe it’s not a full fledged pitch for the value of walking, but the Dalai Lama is at least offering one more reason why all of us could get a lot from a walk. PS: I’m a little hesitant of the idea of meditating while driving — in the traffic we now have in most...
This year's National Trails Day is on June 2 →
OK, we didn’t get this site up in quite in time to actually encourage you to celebrate National Trails Day. But, if you missed it, that’s OK. Every day should be trails day. Happy hiking — and trailgating. In the United States, National Trails Day® (NTD) is the American Hiking Society’s trail awareness program. Each year events are held to help promote awareness of the wide...
These days, serious backpackers are all about ultralite – a space blanket, some...– Hyde Post, writing about Ron Taylor, in Adventures We Shared by Hyde Post | LikeTheDew.com
Take the night off; you deserve it by Ann Woolner... →
From the official obituary for journalist Ron Taylor: Known among his coworkers and friends for his contagious laugh, his easy smile and his quick, off-beat humor, Taylor was an avid hiker and camper. “He wasn’t the most athletic hiker that ever hit the trail, but he sure did like it,” said Post, one of his hiking partners. “He was intrepid.” Taylor regularly organized “camp-outs” at the Blue...
Ron was a good journalist and a kind and funny man. He was also probably the...– Ben Smith, a former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, commenting on Facebook about the death of Ron Taylor
The first step
This website is being created at the urging of my wife, Chrys, largely to honor a good friend who died this week: Ron Taylor, who is pictured above in a photo Chrys took. Ron was a greatly beloved journalist in Atlanta. He was a wonderful writer and a good-hearted soul with a great laugh. But, as someone else said this week, writing, reporting and maybe even laughing were his day jobs. In his...