Category: I Drive SF

A very strange reaction

“Hey, cabbie! Can you turn up the music?” “Oh, sure,” I grumble and twist the volume knob to the right.…

6 days ago

Losing my edge

Not working for ten days really threw me off my taxi game. Once I’m finally behind the wheel of Veterans…

2 weeks ago

Wheelin’ and dealin’

One advantage of writing this column each week is that I have notes on almost every shift I’ve driven in…

3 weeks ago

A taxicab soundtrack

Over the past five years, I’ve tried to create a soundtrack that not only satisfies my personal need for entertainment…

4 weeks ago

All roads lead to Uber

The other night, after a long 14-hour shift, I’m standing outside the dispatch office at National, smoking a cigarette with…

1 month ago

A wild night for the wildlife at Outside Lands

“Taxi! Taxi!” Before I can figure out where the shouting is coming from, there are hands reaching for my back…

1 month ago

Mother and child confusion

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-10560" src="http://s79f01z693v3ecoes3yyjsg1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/SFExaminer-IDrive.jpg" alt="http://sfexaminer.com/category/the-city/sf-news-columns/i-drive-sf/" width="609" height="135"> Towards the end of my shift last Thursday night, I’m making the…

2 months ago

No skin off the meter

Each afternoon, when the summer fog rolls into The City, so thick it casts a shadow and blots out the…

2 months ago