The Man With the Teardrop Tattoo #RideshareConfessional

Photo by Reza Shayestehpour via Unsplash The rider canceled once, but I kept driving in their general direction because sometimes people cancel their ride request accidentally, or sometimes they want to try to get a driver who's closer but it’s just not going to happen, so I try [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|0 Comments

Great Responsibility: Maile’s Thoughts on Intervening After Seeing a Mother Hit Her Little Girl

Maile and Leo, in his first moments of life. After last weeks post about us confronting a neighbor who hit her little girl, we've had a lot of feedback, all over the map. Maile and I have continued to talk about it, and I asked her to please [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|10 Comments

On Seeing a Neighbor Hit Their Child, What Maile Did Right, and What I Would Do Differently

About a week ago, I pulled up to the curb on James Street in time to see someone’s car being loaded onto the flatbed of a tow truck. I had seen the Lancaster parking authority vehicles earlier that morning, and a few of their employees going door to door, trying [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|A Contemplative Life|9 Comments

The Woman Who Never Said a Word #RideshareConfessional

Photo by The How Photographer via Unsplash I picked them up in front of a nondescript science center, the name of which I can no longer remember. The mom was impatient and tired. The little guy, maybe eight years old, was only tired. They didn't crawl into the [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|1 Comment

When I Picked Up an Angry Rider Who Said She Needed a Blunt #RideshareConfessional

Photo by Ander Burdain via Unsplash I had my angriest rider ever the other day. This is what happened. Sometimes, it can be hard to find someone. Sometimes, a person's location pin drops in a strange place, or they request a ride from the back of their house [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|1 Comment

Keeping My Eyes Open

I'm not sure why I went with this photo, other than it's one of the few recent photos of all of us, from Mardi Gras, and I've been wanting to work it in anyway. Eight years ago, when Maile and I were at the bottom financially (or the [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Faith and Doubt, Identity, On Writing|4 Comments

Addiction, Recovery, and When I Almost Stole Someone’s Groceries #RideshareConfessional

Photo by Jakob Owens via Unsplash “I’m surprised we could find each other,” the young man said, laughing. I stared at him for a moment and then laughed, too: we both had large, bushy beards in our profile pics, and we had both recently shaved those beards off. [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|3 Comments