Here's some stuff I've done on the side.
The first one is a deadly serious story about financial ruin.
The second one is about a horse.
I drove for Uber while was in ad school. Thousands of strangers took a seat in my car, from diplomats, to crack dealers, to Dave Chappelle.
It was an interesting experience, but it took its toll. I began to understand my direct contribution to the collapse of the Yellow Cab industry. So I wrote about it.
Published in the 2020 New York Public Library Magazine.
"Wall Streeters chant the time-is-money mantra, but cab drivers live it with every acceleration and lane change. It’s the rawest legal hustle around."
The saying that "the biggest investment you'll make in your life is your home" holds true for most Americans. Medallion owners are the exception.
"I was looking into the eyes of a man who lost it all. A man so underwater that he’ll be trapped in that Ford Escape for life. No means. No end."
Horace the Horse by Porch Pals
A friend and I were sitting on the porch playing guitar when the neighborhood kids descended upon us demanding that we "play something that slaps." So we wrote a song.