I usually drive to work.  I used to drive alone, losing myself in music and dodging Seoul traffic on my way to and from work.  Lately though, I’ve been carpooling with coworkers.  One coworker, a neighbor, meets me every morning to avoid having to take the shuttle.  It’s cheaper for her because it saves her from having to buy shuttle passes.  Fortunately, she’s not scared of my driving!  Another coworker used to join us until she took a leave of absence to give birth to her second child.  She’ll probably start commuting in with us again after she returns to work.  In the evening, I return home at different times, so my rideshare mates vary depending on who’s ready to go when I leave.  Although at heart I’m a bit of a loner and like to have time to myself, but I have enjoyed having people ride with me.  Tonight I gave a ride to a coworker I’ve hardly talked to at all, and we had a great conversation.  I’m glad now to have a chance to use my automobile as a means to spend time with people I rarely have time to spend with at work or at home.  The commute is just long enough to have good conversation with coworkers and friends you don’t spend much time with at work.

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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