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 @ 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 November 30, 2008. I tried for a brief period and returned to

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]

Celebration ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 01/18

Dr. King stands as a giant among men…

7052012633_ce3975c139_oOur nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. annually on the 3rd Monday of January–the month of his birth. He was born January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia and assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Had he lived, he would have been 87 years old this year. Happy Birthday Dr. King. You inspired us all…

This photograph, uploaded to Flickr by the Connecticut Bloggers, is used under the Flickr Creative Commons License. See other CC photographs of Dr. King here. I am honored to use your photograph. Thank you. –jalexartis

Blog History ~ 7th Anniversary @ WordPress.Com, 11/30

My last anniversary article was 5 years ago

anniversary-logoAnother year with has past. I’ve now been blogging since February 2006, beginning at with my VK2 Blog. Here is my first article. I will soon have 5 years of blogging. Two of those 5 at Now is the time to mark another anniversary and say thanks to my readers.

20151128_015332000_iOSTime flies when you are having fun, at least it does for me. I will soon have been blogging 10 years–7 of the 10 here. I look forward to several more years of sharing experiences–some cycling, some photography, and some technology, others–just things I do or that affect me personally.

I appreciate you being here with me and the many visits you make to see what’s up. Thank you!!!

Thanks to WordPress.Com for the achievement badge.

Jim Artis [aka–jalexartis]