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Biking & walking around Richmond region needs to get easier

Cars driving in a buffered bike lane on 9th Street in downtown Richmond.

Cars driving in a buffered bike lane on 9th Street in downtown Richmond.

I like to ride my bike. I don’t always have the time to ride, but I’ve made it a habit to ride my bike on errands and on my bike commute to work.Despite the cold winter weather and snow, as of Feb. 13, I’ve ridden about 125 miles this year, with about 25 percent of those miles coming in Henrico County, where I live. I’m healthy and able-bodied, but not all of us are so lucky.

Sports Backers’ Bike Walk RVA organization is helping encourage localities to become more active and friendly to biking and walking. It is hosting four informal “Bike Walk Talk” happy hours throughout Henrico this month. Continue reading

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‘Ten Reasons You Should Hire a Journalist’

For the past several years, I’ve been on a quest to begin a new career. After being laid off in 2009, I was inspired to make some positive changes in my life, be proactive and transform myself into a more helpful and productive person.

Many of those changes have happened. I’ve become a much more involved and active volunteer. I’ve conquered graduate school and earned my master’s degree in Urban Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. I’ve helped edit and photograph a book, Discovering Richmond’s Monuments. I’m a husband of a loving wire and a father of two great kids. Continue reading

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‘Richmond’s Unhealed History’ reveals unsavory side of Byrd, Godwin

Harry F. Byrd statue at the Virginia Capitol Square

Harry F. Byrd statue at the Virginia Capitol Square

I’ve been reading Richmond’s Unhealed History by the Rev. Benjamin Campbell. It is a fascinating look back through the more gruesome and dirty details in the history of the settlement and development of Virginia and Richmond.

This is the kind of history you didn’t read in your grade school textbooks and I highly recommend the book.

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I cover all the things that we as Richmonders do to make this city a better place to live, work, eat, explore, play and party. Positive news! See my posts on Richmond.com

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