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The Thin Checkered Line - eBook Version Now Available

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Behind the Wheel 4: The Thin Checkered Line

PDF & ePub Digital Download

Includes a PDF of the zine, so you can see the layout and artwork that accompanied the stories, as well as an .epub file to view on your favorite eBook reader. 175 more words

Taxi Life

Knowing Better than to Make Things Worse

Originally published in the S.F. Examiner on December 20, 2018.

On Friday night, as the symphony and ballet are about to break simultaneously, I’m racing up Seventh Street, hoping to get a fare before there’s nothing left on Grove but a bunch of phonies standing on the curb and the usual swarm of empty cabs circling the area like sharks late to the kill.

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Why Overcomplicate Things?

The heat didn’t seem to matter. They played with heart and energy, like kids. The average age of the ‘players’ would have been beyond forty. But they didn’t care. 875 more words


Watch Toler Make Taxi Driving Great Again

VIDEO: So one Sunday morning I’m sitting in the National office after turning in my cab, waiting to make the long trek to the 24th Street BART station, when a call comes in. 370 more words


Mother and Child Confusion

This week’s column for the S.F. Examiner is about a slow night in The City…

Towards the end of my shift last Thursday night, I’m making the final rounds of The City, hoping to encounter a few stragglers. 234 more words


Unemployed Diaries - Life as a Cabbie - Random Day 1

My day usually started at 2pm with the car wash near my place, a quick mechanical check and supermarket run for water and redbull on good days. 1,177 more words