A new survey of rideshare drivers says Lyft drivers are more satisfied with their gigs than Uber ones are. Don't tell that to Tanya Morris, who drives for Lyft. She's being yanked around by the San Francisco-based company in a way that shows what can go wrong in our shiny new gig economy:
Grace Packer deserved a mom who loved her, worried about her, and protected her. Instead, she got Sara Packer, a ham-faced monster who adopted her as a baby and, authorities say, enthusiastically assisted with her rape, torture, murder, and dismemberment.
America's best-known Yuletide poem begins, " 'Twas the night before Christmas." With its images of new-fallen snow and dancing sugar plums, it's a keeper.But my favorite Christmas poem is by the American philosopher and theologian Howard Thurman, who is more focused on the days after we've opened all those gifts.
Ronnie Polaneczky, a journalist for 30 years, is a Metro columnist at the Daily News, where she has won numerous journalism awards for listening to the city she loves and telling its stories in ways that get to the heart of who we are. She is the 2015 winner of the Eugene C. Pulliam Journalism Fellowship for her coverage of elderly parents who are still responsible for the care of their intellectually disabled, aging children. You can watch her TEDxPhiladelphia Talk, "The Power of Deliberate Listening," at: https://youtu.be/A343tlP5iUA