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Coffeeneuring 2018: Ride 1

It’s that time of year! For my first entry into the Coffeeneuring Challenge, I took a leisurely bike ride around Columbus, GA’s historic Park District. This neighborhood always looks beautiful, but the change of seasons and Halloween decorations really bring out its character. I stopped by the St. Elmo house and shot some quick photos of…

Chess at the Library: my public library chess program

In 2017, I began an adult chess library program for Chattahoochee Valley Libraries in Columbus, Georgia. It’s been a hit with our community and continues to grow. I believe that its success comes from the way chess transcends the gaps between diverse people. In 2019, we hosted our first open tournament. I wasn’t satisfied with…

What They Don’t Tell You When You Start Bike Commuting

In 2015, I started bike commuting in a city which was absolutely not oriented for bicycles, pedestrians, or anything besides cars. For some reason, I was enthusiastic to begin. My disillusionment with car ownership, combined with cyclist evangelization, had finally converted me. But I quickly found that bike commuting isn’t always so idyllic. Don’t get…