Deacon Who?

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(Note: Ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily shared by the transit agency I work for. This is simply an expression of free speech while describing the work bus operators perform.) I have been (and called) many things in this life. Most of all, I'm a writer who happens to drive a bus. In May of '13 I thought it would be fun to write about my job. As a direct result of this blog, I published a book in November of 2017 called "JUST DRIVE - Life in the Bus Lane" that is available on Amazon. I write to provide insight as to what it's like on a bus... From The Driver Side. Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

All's Quiet on the Bus

Well, if there's nothing to say, don't say it. Words to live by.

I'm working hard, but the wheels have just been rolling along with nothing interesting going on. But my buddy Patrick has been writing again, and since I have nothing to offer, take a peek at his blog. We're close pals, known each other since early childhood. We argue over who's the better artist, and so far I have a narrow lead, only because I've been blogging longer.

So in the absence of a FTDS entry, I offer you Battle of Blades.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waiting for Something Funny to Write...

Hello Beloved Readers,

Since my last posts were technical, I'm working on a more entertaining piece for my next major entry. In the meantime, I'm just driving and waiting for some new material to pop in.

Thanks once again to all those who read this. Hits have exploded the past month, and it's very humbling. I truly appreciate the shares and the kind words of encouragement. So far, we've seen over 2,500 hits in the past month alone! Overall there are 8,600+ hits all time, so my goal of hitting 10,000 by summer is becoming realistic.

Meanwhile, my pal Patrick has been busy too. We tend to have a competition where writing is concerned, even though we write different topics. He's into the creative side, while I've tended to rarely stray from the technical. We have a deal: he publicizes my blog and I tell y'all about his. We're both greedy, so the more readers the better. Plus, the more of you who read From The Driver Side, the more hits he's apt to get at SnickerDude. Lately, he buys most of the beer. But hey, from what he's written already, that trend might soon change!

Take a peek: SnickerDude: "After 40 Years, I Still Miss Pat"

The Deacon in Blue appreciates your time, and Patrick will too. I think you'll enjoy his writing. He's a bit more emotional than I am, but he's pretty good at it from what I've seen.

Meantime, I'll think of something entertaining to throw your way someday soon.

The Deacon

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Readership EXPLOSION!

An amazing thing has happened here. In the past few days, this blog has had nearly 1,000 hits! Holy keyboards folks! I'm very happy to see there have been 8,000 hits overall. However, I'm perplexed. Where are these hits coming from? While a few have shared it on FaceBook, that's about all the advertising done for this blog.

So please, sound off... where y'all from? Anybody who knows how a blog can go "semi-viral", please clue me in. I'm just a writer, after all, not a computer genius. Would love to hear from some of you.


The Deacon in Blue

The Sun Sets

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