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The hyenas of Fell Street, our plastic pandemic, and Mission district gentrification in San Francisco, CA

Bearded and bespectacled (**generally that word annoys me, but I just couldn’t resist the alliteration here), Jim* exudes an instant air of sophistication when he gets into my car at 9th and Irving. He’s just finished having sushi dinner with a female friend he hasn’t seen in over three years (“She’d been living in BerlinContinue reading “The hyenas of Fell Street, our plastic pandemic, and Mission district gentrification in San Francisco, CA”

Lyft Pawsenger Series Part 2: parakeet PDA, the verbification of animals, and the psychology of crazy cat ladies

In honor of International Cat Day, here is part 2 of the Lyft Pawsenger series. In today’s batches: a passenger brings his parakeets, thoughts on using animals as verbs, and a ride with a male cat lover who fosters 22 cats with his wife and comments on the habit of hoarding. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Parakeet PDA PassengerContinue reading “Lyft Pawsenger Series Part 2: parakeet PDA, the verbification of animals, and the psychology of crazy cat ladies”

Lyft Pawsenger Series Part 1: resplendent quetzal, a chill chihuahua, and the coyote face-down

Driving for Lyft put me in contact with a fair amount of furry, feathered, and scaled friends. Given how much I love animals, it was a true delight to have them as passengers. Even when no creatures were present, the excitement of fellow animal loving riders rubbed off on me. One time a woman from GuatamalaContinue reading “Lyft Pawsenger Series Part 1: resplendent quetzal, a chill chihuahua, and the coyote face-down”

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