Wendy Parker

Less-than-terror in Tonopah, Nev.: The Clown Motel

Originally opened in 1990 by Leroy David, the Clown Motel served as a place for him to keep his clown collection – which he just happened to have purchased from a retired clown in Las Vegas. He built it next to the town cemetery, where his father is buried, along with a lot of other victims of a mine fire in 1911. Leroy sold the place to Bob Perchetti in 1995, and Bob not only ...

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You can’t get there from here

"South Street: 'The street my cousin lives across from. You know, the girl who married a big red-headed guy.' Giving directions to people is really difficult, but here's the thing: I know this about myself and so don't attempt to give directions."

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David Adkins’ 2013 glider gets a home

After seeing Overdrive's original article on Landstar-leased David Adkins' terminal cancer diagnosis and subsequent attempts to sell his 2013 Coronado glider, fellow Landstar BCO John Rentz is making moves to pick the truck up...

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Notes to self

What to do when your 17-year-old son puts 'muh butt' on your grocery list.

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Leave before you really have to go

"We were lucky to get the spot we did -- it was relatively safe and at least had the benefit of lighting from inside the gates we were parked outside of. It did not, however, include toilet facilities."

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Got a problem? Here’s the quick fix for it

I tend to be a little more direct in my problem-solving. I look for the soft spot in a problem and poke a stick in it.

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Fiction posing as fact at the Counter of Knowledge

Enter any truck stop that has a “Counter of Knowledge,” sit down close enough to hear what they're saying and listen. You will be amazed and, quite possibly, revolted.

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What owner-ops have nightmares about

It's not the kind of thing an excitable wife and business partner wants to hear. I may have been less than supportive when I suggested we pray for an electrical fire.

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The Precious brings people of all nations to her

"Sometimes, being on the road is confusing."

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When spelling really counts

"There's a huge difference between the words “bear” and “bare” and the entire meaning of a statement can be changed with such a seemingly small snafu."

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