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, [...]

The Most Awkward Passengers I’ve Ever Had #RidesharingConfessional

By | January 9th, 2017|Ridesharing Confessional|

Photo by Oskar Krawczyk The man waved me over to the curb. He was fifty feet ahead, so I pulled front and to the side. He looked like he wanted to tell me something, so I rolled down my window. “We just, uh, need to wait. For my [...]

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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