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 [...]

The Weight of it All #RidesharingConfessional

By | January 6th, 2017|My Uber Driving, Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Katie Hetland I got a call to pick someone up, but they were twenty minutes away. I normally don’t accept those fares – either they want to take a super-short trip or they cancel when I’m only halfway there. But it had been a slow night, [...]

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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An African American Man, Donald Trump, and Listening #UberChronicles

By | November 22nd, 2016|A Contemplative Life, My Uber Driving|

A few weeks ago, I picked up an African American gentleman while I was driving for Uber here in Lancaster. I don’t initiate conversations with passengers – I always find that to be super-annoying as a passenger, when a driver won’t shut up. So I normally say a sentence or [...]

I Started Driving For Uber. This is What I Discovered.

By | November 15th, 2016|My Uber Driving|

Last week I started driving for Uber. You know, the ride-sharing service where you use your own car to drive people from here to there. Things are a little bit slow on the writing front, and even though the advance on my three-book novel deal was very generous, it wasn't [...]