Saturday, July 30, 2016


The current posts and pages here were originally posted as diaries at (K5). I'd started blogging about my taxi passengers at K5 in March, 2012, after my eighth lease. My original intention was to help me better remember all the interesting people I was meeting. I posted at K5 because I wanted to be anonymous, and was not looking for attention (the site had already shrunk to a skeleton core of users at that time). went down when the site's owner neglected to prepare for when the data center hosting his site moved.

K5 users voted three of my story submissions to the site’s front page, and one to section.

Electronic Taxi Dispatch, v1.0 is about how the taxi company’s pre-smartphone/pre-tablet GPS-enabled computerized dispatch system matched passengers with cabs.

Who Are Your Lifelines? is about the time that I bailed my passenger out of jail. He was a down-on-his-luck tech worker, who could have been anyone. He’d called me because he remembered my phone number.

Humanity’s Second-Best Hope is about the dreadful seasonal job that I had just before I started taxi driving, mixed with some 2012-era political commentary.

The section story was an anecdote of no importance. It needs some editing.

The pages and posts are basically as I submitted them to K5, except I’ve moved the pictures and youtube videos into the stories (K5 did not allow inline images).

Speaking of youtube… The passenger whom I rescued from his new ‘friends’ was the first video that I'd taken to document my adventures in the taxi:

This post is about why I decided to call my k5 account ‘TaxiCabJesus’:

I kept notes about almost all my passengers. Some of the stories that I haven’t posted are of some importance. I plan to narrate “Ordinary Rendition”...


Thanks for reading this far. If you have any comments or suggestions about my little website (layout, etc), I’ll very much appreciate them!

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