Finally Took a DNA Test and Yep, I’m Human (More or Less)

I've always been fascinated by history and genealogy, so it's been somewhat ironic that I know so little about my family history. It was one of the reasons I decided to get a DNA test. I considered Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com, but Ancestry had a sale, so I opted to go with its service. (I may …

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Sample Chapter from Sean Layton’s Book

Sample chapter from Not Helping Car Swimming We had been in a lull with Kevin’s addiction when suddenly, he disappeared again. Same drill as usual: we waited and hoped for the best. About a week and a half into my brother’s current absence, I was on the far side of the Valley hanging with a …

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There’s a Robot Out to Steal your Job

Not to alarm you, but I see robots. Sneakily, they're everywhere, slowly infiltrating society, showing up in houses, factories, entertainment venues, and vehicles. And I've got bad news: they might have their beady sensors on your job. I know they've already got designs on mine -- well, at least on one of them. Yes, my …

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Staring at Death — A Tale of Two Passengers

The young guy was fired up. Not at me. But at Arabs. He was Hispanic American and he let me know in no uncertain terms that he hated Arab Uber drivers. He lives in an apartment complex, and, apparently, they have canceled on him a few times when they couldn't find his apartment and he couldn't …

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Why I Endangered a Kid in My Rideshare Ambulance

The other night, I had an ill child in my car who probably needed surgery -- and a moral dilemma on my hands. It was Thursday night and I was doing some rideshare driving. I'd driven a party of four down to Riggs road, way the hell south of my normal area of operation, but whatever, …

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