Little Girls, Stuffed Animals, and the Men Who Wouldn’t Move Their Car #RideshareConfessional

By | March 9th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Filip Mroz via Unsplash It is 10pm on a Friday night in southwest Philadelphia. The streets there are pockmarked with holes and cracks and sections that have crumbled in on themselves. The sidewalks look like someone pushed them together, a strewn deck of cards, some leaning [...]

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When I Was Asked For Relationship Advice #RideshareConfessional

By | March 7th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Jacob Culp via Unsplash “Aw, man,” the young man says, practically jumping into the car. “I love these cars! I’ve always wanted to ride in one.” “Thanks,” I say, smiling. “How’s your day going?” The people back home where I grew up would be tempted to [...]

What I Found in Philadelphia #RideshareConfessional

By | March 6th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Jay Dantinne via Unsplash Driving into Philadelphia the traditional way – floating in on the highway and getting placed into center city with its glass and its architecture and its business people in suits – is the only way I had ever gone into Philadelphia. I [...]

What He Taught Me About Being Too Busy

By | February 23rd, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Mauro Mora via Unsplash On the way to pick up a Lyft fare, I heard a DJ on the radio congratulate someone for winning a “snow-filled day of fun” at a local ski slope. It is February, but, unfortunately for the winner, it is also supposed [...]

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 [...]

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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