Author: Kelly Dessaint

Helping out strangers in a strange land

Outside the Hyatt Regency, an Amtrak Thruway Coach idles in the bus stop, leaving just enough room for me to…

6 days ago

When bloviating regulars are no longer worth the effort

It’s all fun and games until you realize you’ve been listening to the same passenger moan and complain in the…

2 weeks ago

Driving home a weeping, staggering dinosaur

As last call draws near, the lost souls of Halloween wander drunkenly through the late night/early morning fog, in tattered…

3 weeks ago

One step over the (picket) line

If anyone happened to be surprised by the SFMTA’s recent decision to limit the number of taxicabs allowed to work…

4 weeks ago

‘So, how long have you been part of the problem?’

“In the end, everyone in San Francisco will get evicted.” The guy in the back of my taxi is in…

1 month ago

Navigating a Friday night blowout

The streets of San Francisco are ribbed for your car’s pleasure. And the massive potholes, some of which could easily…

1 month ago

Racing all over SoMa with the dreamers

Five long days of cab driving have taken their toll on my body. I am exhausted, almost tempted to let…

2 months ago

Life in the fast lane

You never have to wonder if someone works in the entertainment industry. They usually tell you right away. Like the…

2 months ago