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Driving April 22

It’s time to try this blogging thing again. Yesterday I drove a normal “extra” day shift from 7a-5p. Some notes: I drove my favorite taxicab: the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Ample space, great handling, adequate (but not stellar) gas mileage, smooth … Continue reading

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Station Manager of 91.7 KALW San Francisco reaches out to listeners.

During my Tuesday shift I was pleasantly surprised to hear a radio station manager speaking directly to listeners for an extended period of time about the state of the station. In the past, I’ve heard station managers speak during pledge … Continue reading

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Driving

Sunday was a busy day in the City, Monday was busy enough as usual, but Tuesday early morning was dead. It was very difficult to get orders and I was afraid I would go home with less than $100 take-home … Continue reading

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You’re richer than you think.

While sitting in the queue to pay the toll for the Bay Bridge Monday, I heard two great counterintuitive pieces on KQED. The first was a thoughtful comparison between our quality of life now compared to the distant past. It … Continue reading

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Radiolab: another great radio show

I recently stumbled upon another great radio show: Radiolab. Radiolab tries to explain things. Big things. Philosophy and science things. Radiolab features a simple theme for each episode such as Love, Pop Music, or Deception. My initial frustration while listening … Continue reading

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Harry Shearer’s “Le Show” is yet another great radio program.

Who says the golden age of radio is dead? I’m amazed at the depth and breadth of radio these days and I’m blessed to have cabbing force me to explore these depths during long shifts. My latest find is a … Continue reading

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When I get mad about employers screwing me over, I think of Robert Reich and then direct that anger at the government. You can too! Here’s how.

When I drive an 11 hour shift and make only fifty or sixty bucks I feel pretty sour. This doesn’t happen often. But, it does happen a few times a month during this time of year when demand for cabs … Continue reading

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