I first drove a taxi in the early 90s in Boston. In 2001 I made a zine called Hack about my early days in the business. There was a second issue about a year later and that would’ve been that, but in 2003 I returned to the taxi trade here in Chicago. In 2007, I revived Hack as a blog and now I’ll be posting about my adventures behind the wheel here at the Reader‘s blog. When I’m not driving, painting is my primary diversion, examples of which can be found here. Thank you very much for your attention.

Hauling up and down empty avenues on winter weeknights can be its own kind of hell. But in those instants that one feels like the last being drawing breath, others make their presence felt. The truly dedicated drinkers, the lonely lunatics, the speed-addled tow truckers, the cops looking for an excuse, and the other cabbies foolish enough to be out fighting for the few sorry scraps left to be had . . .