Kelly Dessaint

A night of stragglers

Lately, I’ve been playing with days, trying to carve out a schedule…

A recipe for gridlock

On Thursday afternoon, the Financial District is popping. In Google Maps, downtown…

Living in a dream world

On Salesforce Sunday, when 170,000 people descend on San Francisco for Dreamforce,…

Nice taxi drivers finish last

It’s last call, and I’m in the Castro. Since there’s space in…

The SFMTA makes me want to smoke crack

"Well, there’s no point is crying over spilt cocaine,” I say with…

The SFO open lot feeding frenzy

What am I doing at the airport? According to Ben, this is…

‘You wouldn’t believe me if I told you’

It’s Thursday night. After dropping at Bayside Village, I contemplate my next…

Blame it on the Harvest Moon

There’s been something in the air lately. And not just the smoke…

The scenic route to hell

During the three-and-a-half years I’ve been driving for hire, I’ve had my…

A conservative in San Francisco

Last Thursday night, after taking a fare from the War Memorial to…

What a difference a game makes

“Sometimes I just want to scream, ‘Has everyone lost their goddamn minds?’”…

Hell is other cab drivers

Somehow, I seem to have spawned a budding little socialite. Whenever we’re…

Disrupt the disruptors

It’s hard not to feel like my taxi driving days are numbered.…

The long, rocky road to Buster’s

Christian started it. That picture he posted on Facebook of his cab…

The thin checkered line revisited

As I drift slowly, fitfully into longed-for slumber, my eyeballs twitch back…

The scourge of Outside Lands

In the distance, emerald laser beams pierce the darkness and splinter across…

Welcome to Pleasanton

It’s lovely in Pleasanton this time of year ... At 3:30 a.m.,…

Tub-thumping for a lost cause

I’m pulled over on 6th Street, waiting for the Golden Gate Theater…

The way of the taxi stand

Impact is all but inevitable. I’m on Sansome. Northbound. Taking a fare…

Blinded by the light

The nausea comes in waves, along with dizzy spells and a throbbing…