"People see the cat and they see me on the bike, and they get happy. It makes me feel like I have some influence in my life with other people to make them feel happy and maybe even feel a little bit of peace, rather than just negativity."
"I didn’t start to feel like a woman at a certain age—I started to feel like a girl. I was five years old, growing up in Arizona, and I prayed to God to turn me into a girl. You can’t tell me that this is a choice."
"In about 2004, my wife and I were about to graduate college. We were eating ramen noodles and thinking about how we didn’t have enough gas in the car to go drive somewhere we wanted to. Then, we asked ourselves, who are we to start complaining?"
(Hint: It’s not by tweeting “Black Lives Matter.”)
"One of the first things that concerned me and my team after the pandemic started was: How do we continue to be present when we can’t be physically present?"
David Cowan’s expressive style of signing frequently captures the public’s attention—most recently when he was interpreting onstage at Governor Brian Kemp’s coronavirus press conferences.
"Every monk has a unique story, and it all begins with the call." Meet Brother Philip, one of 26 monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers.
I have run on every single highway in this city. I’ve run every section of major railroad. I ran across a couple of lanes of the Connector in order to properly map Midtown.
I love watching a customer’s face light up after taking a bite of my food. I’m friendly because it’s our tradition: to be generous, hospitable.
"When I was nine, I was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. I’ve probably uploaded a few hundred pictures of inaccessible sidewalks to Atlanta’s 311 app. The city is typically good about responding. Still, we need to be more proactive than reactive."