Wendy Parker

When healthy choices become unhealthy

That moment you reach into the stacks of fresh corn and nearly grab a snake instead -- "Sometimes, eating healthy is hard."

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We’re off to see the wizard

"Sometimes, getting ready to meet with your representatives is hard."

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Things you might not know about sleep apnea

An oral appliance treatment by Dr. James Metz of Columbus, Ohio, is an alternative to CPAP therapy that will be effective for some in treating apnea. More about the condition here.

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Where do the English muffins go for lunch?

"I totally get why I can't have a hamburger during breakfast hours at some places, and unlike William Foster, I don't freak out when I miss the deadline for sausage gravy and biscuits. I do, however, wonder where the English muffins go after 12 p.m."

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The littlest truck show that could

"The 2nd Annual Take Pride Truck Show is in the books. We ended the weekend with a whopping total of $6,300 and some change, raised for Truckersfinalmile.org. To date, this is the largest dollar amount raised at a truck show for this charity, and we are thrilled to have been a part of it."

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Just his $2 worth

Bill Weaver's got a unique plan to draw attention to truckers' concerns: "Let's all get with our banks and have them order us in $2 bills to spend on the road for expenses ... as a form of protest to let the public know our plight."

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2nd annual Take Pride Truck Show, June 9-10, 2017

"Please let me gush for a minute to thank and give a shout out to all our friends who helped. We are so honored to have been asked to help plan and organize this event. I am always in awe of how generous this industry is."

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Translating talk-to-text practice

Wendy, preparing for the five-year overhaul of hand surgery: "Sometimes, translation is hard."

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Notes on civility

"This isn't one of those New York Times pieces about 'how sad and awful it is to be a trucker.' ... There are a lot of very positive people in this industry, and on Earth as a whole, you just have to seek them out sometimes. And when you do find them, emulate them."

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Bits and pieces

Bit of a thought experiment here, a well-wish for a happy birthday to Troy Huddleston and some info on the Brookville, Ohio, Take Pride Truck Show, all set for next Friday and Saturday -- will you be there?

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