White Privilege ~ Do you know what that is?

From the perspective of a 70-year old black man…

I am a son of the south, born in 1945 in North Carolina. I’ve lived in this state, South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, Texas, and Virginia. I have traveled across this country several times and have visited all, but six of the contiguous 48 states of America. I have traveled to Europe and Asia and live 4 years in Germany. My point is, I have seen and experienced a lot.

Growing up in my town–Fayetteville, I saw whites with different water fountains and restrooms. They could eat at any restaurant, sleep at any hotel or motel, and could sit on the ground floor of movie theaters. They were not relegated to the back of the bus, not put is a special car on trains. They did not have separate waiting rooms at bus and train stations. They could call several taxi-cab companies for a fare. We only had two, black owned, to call for service.

Continue reading my comments on White Privilege…

Photography ~ B&W Room–Under Black Light [words to live by], 02/25

Words to live by from Dr. Benjamin E. Mays…

From Wikipedia:

220px-Benjamin_MaysBenjamin Elijah Mays (August 1, 1894 – March 28, 1984) was an American Baptist minister, activist,humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights, and the progression of African American rights in America. He was active working with world leaders, such as John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and John D. Rockefeller, in improving the social standing of minorities in politics, education, and business.

Blog ~ Anniversary–10 Years, Since 02/12/2006

Time really does fly when one is having fun…

CE Logo clear edgesFebruary 12, 2006, marks the day I began blogging @ Blogger.com with VK2 Setup. I published a separate blog [6 of them] for each of the cycles I owned.

I combined those blogs and moved them to WordPress.com November 30, 2008. I tried WordPress.org for a brief period and returned to WordPress.com.

The nature on this blog has evolved over time. Now, it reflects more of things I do rather than just the cycles I ride. That is in part because I no longer participate in Bentrider Online. Pageviews have gone from an average of 300+ per day down to a hopeful 100+ per day. That is okay.

I am content to have this medium to share what I do, and share my photography and technology I find interesting. Oh, yes, and occasionally, dishes I prepare. Thanks for coming over. I hope you find pieces that interest you as well. I appreciate your visits.

Jim Artis [a.k.a. jalexartis]