Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Book Begins on December 15, 2009




Since this blog is actually a book, you need to start at the very beginning at
December 15, 2009, with the intention of writing 100 chapters, documenting the events that occurred
while I was driving a taxi cab. As a former inner city pastor, I approached the job as a ministry,
because many of the people that took taxi's were in need as my stories document. After I concluded
the 100 chapters I discontinued writing and quit driving taxi in 2013. Today, in retrospect I feel that I
served God's will by driving thousands of people thousands of miles over nearly a decacade and hold

Thursday, March 17, 2016




My good friends at taxi finder and taxi guru have a new press release at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Rideshare/Estimates/prweb13261754.htm

They also have 3 new websites located at:

http://uberfarefinder.com/

http://lyftfarefinder.com/

http://curbfarefinder.com/

At the same time they feature my taxi cab stories on their websites.

http://www.taxifarefinder.com/newsroom/2014/12/16/the-night-before-christmas-by-bob-gersztyn/

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Night Before Christmas

This is a new article that was published on Taxi Fare Finder's web page titled "The Night Before Christmas. Please click the "Like" button when you read it.

http://www.taxifarefinder.com/newsroom/2014/12/16/the-night-before-christmas-by-bob-gersztyn/

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Taxi Fare Finder




 After not driving a taxi for 9 months I was contacted by a taxi cab web site called taxi fare finder that provides a world wide service by finding a taxi cab in most cities around the world along with fare prices and tip recommendations.  They also feature taxi cab drivers who have blogs, so they contacted me around Thanksgiving 2013 for an interview, even though they knew that I no longer drove a cab. A cab driver is like a military veteran, once you were in long enough you earned your stripes. They published their interview with me along with some of my photos and links in December at: 
http://www.taxifarefinder.com/newsroom/2013/12/05/the-transcendent-taxi-ride-a-trip-with-a-minister-cabbie/

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Link For Jesus Rocks The World

I quit driving cab nearly 2 months ago, after nearly 9 years. I needed a change and got one, because now I'm a bartender. So now I tend bar 4 nights a week and write the other 3. I began a blog to go along with my book, Jesus Rocks The World: The Definitive History of Contemporary Christian Music," last August. I make regular entries in that now. I wrote the book while I drove taxi. Some nights I brought my lap top with me to work on it. It was published as a 2 volume set, by Praeger Publishing, an academic reference book company. Click on the link that I provided to go to the blog or some of the articles written about it, or even the utube video.


Jesus Rocks The World, my blog:  http://jesusrockstheworld.wordpress.com/





 
World Wide Religious News, reprint from a Washington Post Article, 17 April 2013. http://wwrn.org/articles/39589/
 
 
 

 
 
Crosswalk.com The Intersection of Faith and Life, 19 April 2013. http://www.crosswalk.com/culture/the-arts/jesus-freak-and-the-evolution-of-christian-rock.html
 

The State Journal Homepage, April 26, 2013, Springfield, Illinois: http://www.sj-r.com/features/x1973693864/Ex-Jesus-freak-compiles-history-of-Christian-rock?zc_p=0

Don Lattin’s Homepage.  http://www.donlattin.com/pagestories/dl_stories.html  25 April 2013.


 
Shelbyville, Tennessee Times/Gazette, February 10, 2013. http://www.t-g.com/story/1939119.html


 
ABC-CLIO publishing website for my book, “Jesus Rocks The World: The Definitive History of Contemporary Christian Music.”  http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=2147512109
 

Jesus Rocks The World Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/JesusRocksTheWorld2012
 

Friday, February 15, 2013

It's been nearly 2 years since I made my last entry. Since then I've had 2 books published by an academic publisher and still drive a taxi. I shot this on Tuesday morning, February 12, at around 2:15 AM. I used a monopod, but at 2 1/2 seconds even a tripod would have blur. It was a slow night. I don't intend to continue this blog, unless I get 100 followers. When and if I do, let me know, if I'm still alive and I'll continue with information that may get you through life with a little more understanding, or not.



Sunday, April 3, 2011

Go To The Beginning

Go to the very first blog entry that I made in the beginning of December 2009, titled “In The Beginning.”  From that point to the end of March 2010 it is just straight taxi cab stories.  Then on March 31, 2010 I began creating science fiction scenarios with “Alien Cab Driver,” to keep my interest up and couple that with radio programs, both real and fictional.  Everything is based on real or inspired events, with the names and locations changed to protect both the innocent and me.  So check it out from the very beginning and let me know what you think.  My email address is fototune@comcast.net and the link to the “Beginning” is http://thetranscendenttaxicab.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-beginning.html