A Mother’s Love for Her Autistic Son #RideshareConfessional

By | November 30th, 2017|Courageous People of Lancaster, My Uber Driving, Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Mike Wilson via Unsplash I pull up on the side of a busy street, and a Hispanic woman and her son climb into the back. She is well dressed. He is toting a backpack and sounds excited about getting new glasses. “Now, we didn’t get them [...]

A Book I’m Writing That I Haven’t Told You About Yet

By | November 29th, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Books, Courageous People of Lancaster|

Photo by Himesh Kumar Behera via Unsplash There's a book I'm writing that I haven't told you much about. I don't know if I'm allowed to tell you the title yet, so I'll keep quiet on that for now (although I love the title Revell came up with). [...]

Glimpses of Eden at a Funeral

By | July 6th, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Books, Courageous People of Lancaster|

There are a few really good souls in this world, and Caleb Wilde is one of them. We met a few years ago when he won a writing contest I held on my blog and, in lieu of the reward, he asked for coffee with me. Nice guy, right? I [...]

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My Ramadan Meal, and Finding Peace in Unexpected Places

By | June 6th, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Courageous People of Lancaster|

“Come by tonight, any time after eight o’clock,” my Syrian refugee friend told me earlier in the day, so after I drop off an Uber fare in his part of the city around 8:30pm, I head for his house. The street is dark and quiet. The sun has only recently [...]

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? [...]

He Told Me He was Ready to be a Father #RidesharingConfessional

By | January 4th, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Courageous People of Lancaster, My Uber Driving, Ridesharing Confessional|

As an Uber driver, driving the same person is rare. It’s happened to me exactly twice. The first time it happened is a ridiculously strange story I’m still trying to figure out how to tell. The second time it happened was on a rainy, January day when the year still [...]

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