Interesting people, places, conversations, experiences & insights brought to you by a guy who uses the Ride-Sharing platform to Life Coach his passengers.


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Tazia… a really smart women.

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May 25, 2015

Tazia (not her real name) is from Israel and quite stunning.  She has (2) small children and lives outside Boston with her husband who is also from Israel… but they met here!  Both she and her husband are Techies and they work for the same Tech giant.  So I…


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Winter… A distant memory!

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May 25, 2015

WOW… what a day!  Did you feel it?  You know… the warm gusts of air blowing through your hair , the sun on your face, the smells of Spring blooming…  Summer time approaching! Driving through the countryside and the city… people were out… lots of people were out!  It’s…


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Thongtod

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May 7, 2015

One of the 24 rides I picked up and delivered today was Thongtod.  I was truly inspired by Thongtod, a young college student from Thailand who attends Boston University.

Back in 1977 I backpacked through Thailand… hiked up in Chang Mai which is in the North of Thailand where I…


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The latest in Techie Speak: “The Internet of Things”

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May 5, 2015

Samir is a soft spoken techie from India… he was headed to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston to go to a conference on “Internet of Things” (IoT).  This intrigued me as I have heard this term used in the past and I have even seen job postings for…


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Susie the Stripper…

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May 4, 2015

Susie thought it was funny that I showed up 30 seconds after she pinged me for a ride and I replied as I rode up to her on Charles Street in Beacon Hill, “you rang?”

Susie apparently is a stripper from Las Vegas… she was exhausted having flown in last…


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I picked up a ghost…

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May 4, 2015

As you sit there shaking your head No, No, No… All I can say is Yes, Yes Yes! I did actually pick up a ghost today… ghost writer that is, named Mercer,  Mercer moved up here recently having just graduated from College last year… he is a California boy. …


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Cherry Blossoms in Boston…

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April 29, 2015

Hey there… don’t fret that you have missed out on the Cherry Blossoms down in Washington D.C.
After talking with a passenger who recently moved up here (in the Winter) from DC, she was lamenting on how she missed out on the Cherry Blossoms back in DC.  I told her…


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UBER: Some basic tips if you are a passenger…

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April 28, 2015

Are you using UBER?  Are you thinking about using UBER?  If so, then you should consider the following practical procedures.1)- Most people when wanting to get an Uber simply do a simple “pin drop” for their current location… this is a no no!  Pin drops are the easiest and…


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Will the real Lauren please stand up…

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April 28, 2015

I picked up Lauren today… Lauren and her work mate… dropping them off on Broadway in Cambridge, MA.  I always confirm the name first because if you don’t you will end up delivering the wrong people and not get paid for it… it happened to me once and I…


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A Review: The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

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April 26, 2015

Several of my passengers have mentioned I should try this place out… the chef owner is Tony Maws of “Craigie on Main” fame.  So I met one of my daughters there to try out their brunch.The menu is not vast but, quite interesting:ENTRÉESMushroom & Reggiano Frittata (v) cured sea trout &…

Jim
Greater Boston, MA

Long story short: I started with UBER (5) years ago as a sabbatical from enterprise B2B sales. I have found driving for Uber in Boston to be one of the most engaging gigs I have ever experienced. SOOOO… I decided not to return to corporate life and use Ubering as a platform to help people through life coaching, conversations and random acts of kindness. I am a very HAPPY camper now!

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