Wendy Parker

Don’t poke the bear

"Sometimes, it's OK to take the skinny roads, but for the love of God, don't slam on brakes for no reason."

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It’s not the truck

Though the headlines say, “84 killed by truck,” it wasn't the truck that killed the people, it was a deranged, evil, sadistic, inhumane terrorist who killed the people.

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Tom trucker and the two-dollar shoes

"Professional don't wear sandals" -- or flip flops -- as the saying goes. What do you think? Does it really matter? Wendy weighs in.

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When ‘keep your chin up’ isn’t enough

After losing a friend and fellow driver to suicide, 22-year trucking veteran Michael Suson founded "Truckers for Truckers," a trucking-specific mental health support group.

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It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 …18, 19, 20?

Decisions, decisions, decisions -- more from Wendy on the wonders and woes of filing for your own authority.

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When the bees stopped helping the potatoes

"Don't send a potato to represent the interests of the grapes. Also, if you're going to wine, put it in the right cask. One more thing: don't poop in your own vineyard and expect to have a lot of visitors, especially from worker bees."

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And our flag was still there…

Wendy offers a history in brief of the the U.S. national anthem, and a note of the bedrock love of country that guides so many of us.

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The French press riders

Beware the French press: "I made a little pot of delicious smelling, inky-black coffee ... I was immediately inspired to clean the bathroom, walls, floors, dogs, picture frames and window caulk in every room of our home."

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The secret is out – and so is the book!

"In her new book, 'Gut Instinct,' Carolyn O'Byrne has captured the ability to impart detailed health information in easily digestible language. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself.) She's got a very compelling personal journey to back her science with."

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Kryptonite and snakes

"Let's talk about fear. Have you ever been so scared that things around you grayed out a little, and you heard a rush of water going the speed of light through your head? ... Some days, the road is scary."

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