Kelly Dessaint

I Drive SF: Home is where the weather suits your clothes

Good to be back after sweltering SoCal stay

I Drive SF: San Francisco dreaming on such a gloomy LA day

When you go from the Bay Area to Southern California, you feel the differences in your skin

I Drive SF: Until the robots take over

Pandemic leads to more automation, loss of human interaction

Down and out in the Bay Area

I’m about to become homeless.

I Drive SF: The consequences of a fake bill

Even though I have a counterfeit testing pen in my bag, it just isn’t worth starting trouble

I Drive SF: Once a taxi driver, always a taxi driver

It’s hard to believe I haven’t driven a cab in three months

I Drive SF: The virus and the damage done

Just when you think it’s safe to go outside again, you wake up with a tickle in the back of your throat, or a stuffy nose

I Drive SF: Life goes on despite the pandemic

I’m officially a deadbeat. Now that I haven’t paid rent in two months.

I Drive SF: How I became a self loathing pandemic hoarder

Standing in line outside Trader Joe’s with 50 other people, I begin to question my resolve.

I Drive SF: The luxury of being bored

It goes without saying that the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions: fear, isolation and the uncertainty of when/if things will ever be normal again

Can taxis survive the COVID-19 pandemic?

It’s the end of the taxi industry as we’ve known it and, honestly, I don’t know what to feel anymore.

I can tell right away things aren’t what they seem…

I Drive SF: Two strangers in the backseat

I Drive SF: Bizarre love triangle

“Getting a cab is just so…” her voice trails off.

I Drive SF: Death by Airport

As much as I try to resist the urge, playing the airport is addictive.

I Drive SF: Advice to a young newcomer to San Francisco

She gives me an address on Turk Street. I ask her to repeat. There are no hotels or apartment buildings

I Drive SF: As far as $53 will take me

I sensed right away that he was on the skids.

When Google Maps suggests a route, I know that’s the one to avoid

I Drive SF: Practicing the lost art of getting around

I Drive SF: A long day’s journey into the night

When I don’t have the cab, getting home to Oakland at night can be a long, arduous journey.

I Drive SF: From a nightmare to a dream

The Dreamforce convention ended on Friday and most of the drivers are hoping some of the 170,000 attendees haven’t left already

A working class hero ain’t nothing to be

Thanks to AB 5, this column will no longer be weekly.