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When People Forget You’re in the Car With Them #RideshareConfessional

By | February 15th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Pedro Miziara via Unsplash When you drive people from here to there, and when they sit in your back seat, it’s easy for them to forget you’re there. I suppose it makes sense, since a lot of people never even make eye contact with me. They [...]

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The Girl From the City of 25 Million #RideshareConfessional

By | February 13th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Alexandre Chambre via Unsplash I picked the girl up on a gray day in January, much warmer than usual, the perfect day for Jose Gonzalez’s music and leaving the windows down a few inches. The sun started to break up the clouds. “I’m sorry, did I [...]

Some Thoughts On La La Land and Living

By | February 1st, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Identity, On Writing|

La La Land. I told Maile as we walked out of the theater that I had tears in my eyes throughout the movie because the various parts about trying to make it as a creative person hit too close to home. There's a part where Mia and Sebastian, two young [...]

How to Remove a Tattoo Yourself #RideshareConfessional

By | January 31st, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Don Ross via Unsplash I woke up thinking I could really use a sunny day, what with all the craziness in the world and the lack of sleep due to an overabundance of small children in the house, but the bright white lines between the shades [...]

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How I Rediscovered the Country I Know #WeWelcomeRefugees

By | January 30th, 2017|Courageous People of Lancaster|

"Is this Mohammad?" "Yes! Yes." "Did you hear about the refugee concert in the city tomorrow? Do you need a ride?" "Yes! Yes. Please." "I'll pick you up around 3?" "Yes. Okay. Thank you!" * * * * * I pull up outside a small duplex in the southwest side [...]

When I Looked For the Syrian Refugee at His House, and What I Found #RideshareConfessional

By | January 27th, 2017|Courageous People of Lancaster, Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Danka & Peter via Unsplash I started driving early on Thursday morning. My brain wasn’t completely awake, so when the girl asked to go to the subway on Queen Street, I did a double-take. I honestly wondered, the subway? Since when did Lancaster have a subway? [...]

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

By | January 24th, 2017|Poetry|

Photo by Tycho Atsma via Unsplash Can it really have taken me sixteen years to realize you can live in the same house with someone and still lose track of them? It's true. We occasionally lose each other, somewhere among discarded Legos and Everest piles of laundry, too [...]