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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

Driving a Transgender Sex Worker From Here to There #RidesharingConfessional

By | January 23rd, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Himanshu Singh via Unsplash It's always a strange thing, picking someone up from a hotel late at night. Especially when they have their bags with them. Occasionally I'll get someone who wants to go to a club or a bar, but this one was different. I [...]

Friday Nights in the City #RidesharingConfessional

By | January 18th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

These gray, January days give me a quiet sense of missing things, especially in the city, where the rain makes all the light run in watercolor shades and the shadows pull down the sun. I drove the regular lot last Friday night: a girl going home from work; a kid [...]

This Was Definitely Not George #RidesharingConfessional

By | January 13th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Aaron Mello via Unsplash It would have been the perfect horror movie scene if she would have been holding an axe. As it was, she stood there in the cold, her silhouette framed by the garage door light. I pulled the car further in the driveway, [...]