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    • Hackie: Prom and Mom
    • Hackie: Prom and Mom

      "I'm a nurse, so I understand the process, but still I'm so frustrated," said Sharon Bostwick as she settled into the seat next to…
    • Hackie: Saranac Lake
    • Hackie: Saranac Lake

      Getting to Jackie Cochran's apartment took three attempts. When I pulled into Saranac Lake, I discovered that his address was in a hilly section…
    • Hackie: The Grapes Are Dead
    • Hackie: The Grapes Are Dead

      "I'm a seventh-generation Ver-monter," Cindy shared with me — matter-of-factly with just a sliver of pride — as we got underway to her home…
    • Hackie: Keep Your Shirt On
    • Hackie: Keep Your Shirt On

      "I knew they'd rescind the ban eventually," Franny said. "Jeezum, it's not like I shot somebody." My customer was sitting next to me as…
    • Hackie: Reggie Snow
    • Hackie: Reggie Snow

      Pinned to the wall above my computer desk is an old picture postcard given to me by a friend. It features a photo of…
    • Hackie: Semicentennial
    • Hackie: Semicentennial

      The Mill Market & Deli is located on Dorset Street in South Burlington, just north of the Shelburne town line. The "Mill" part of…
    • Hackie: Seventeen in ’18
    • Hackie: Seventeen in ’18

      In my considered opinion, the single best buy in modern America is the shopping mall easy-chair massage. For one measly dollar, you get to…
    • Hackie: Flatty BBQ
    • Hackie: Flatty BBQ

      Ray Nolan relaxed in the back of my taxi with his wife, Sheila, as we rolled down the highway. He was a big man,…
    • Le King
    • Le King

      What the heck do Los Angelenos talk about all day? I was contemplating this question as I sat idling at the Church Street taxi…
    • Hackie: Warrior Princess
    • Hackie: Warrior Princess

      "What a night," Tommy, a regular customer, said to me as I drove him to his apartment in Winooski. "You'd think things'll slow down when…
    • Hackie: Happy Hoosier
    • Hackie: Happy Hoosier

      "So, Burlington is a fun little town," my customer said to me as she settled into the shotgun seat of my taxi. She had…
    • Hackie: Gumshoe
    • Hackie: Gumshoe

      When Ted Wilkerson called me to book a ride, I sensed he was a man with a big presence; I could feel his energy…
    • Hackie: Twizzlers
    • Hackie: Twizzlers

      A couple stood on the Pearl Street sidewalk in front of the UU, the church from which Burlington's Church Street takes its name. They…
    • Hackie: An American Story
    • Hackie: An American Story

      "Joseph?" I called through the open passenger window to the young black man standing in front of the hospital. He was a good-looking kid,…
    • Hackie: Awoken and Woke
    • Hackie: Awoken and Woke

      Awoken, I glanced over at my alarm clocks. I use two because one would put me in a fitful sleep, fretful over the possibility…
    • Hackie: Two Taylors
    • Hackie: Two Taylors

      "Hi. I'm at Harris-Millis dorm at UVM. Can you come pick me up to go to the airport?" "Sure thing," I replied into my…
    • Hackie: Murph
    • Murph

      En route to the Sheraton, I said to the four folks in my taxi, "Let me take a wild guess — you guys are…
    • Hackie: Rainy Rendezvous
    • Rainy Rendezvous

      I glanced over at the strapping young man, Chris Johansen-Jones, sitting beside me and said, "Man, you are one large unit. You gotta be…
    • Out of My Orbit
    • Out of My Orbit

      A big man approached my cab at the taxi stand on lower Church Street. With one steady hand he was maintaining the stability of…

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