Wendy Parker

Sometimes you gotta lose to win

Following driver Art Huntley on his course of natural bodybuilding to lose weight and get in shape.

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Rising from the frozen planet

Down and out at an Alabama distribution center in the ice -- and how just a little bit of goodwill goes a long, long way.

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Attention seeking at its finest

Wendy responds to an editorial in the news recently that heaped scorn on truckers and the industry.

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Truck haters and Mother freakin’ Nature

"Just another day in trucking. A crappy one. But that's OK because it still beats night shift at a nursing home, and we both woke up breathing again. So there's that."

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Idle highway chit-chat and Elvis in Raburn, Ga.

"We're back to idle chit-chat in the truck. Idle chit-chat is an art, developed by the elders of the tribes and passed down as a method to pass time until the great ship comes to take us away."

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The year of the monkey

Wendy on turning 46, the age her father passed: "This year, I've decided to be happy. Being happy is probably the one thing my Dad would tell me to be, if I could talk to him one more time."

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New and improved to death

Updates from Ohio: "I'm not making a statement about the death penalty here -- I'm just saying we probably should have left well enough alone and kept the method of termination the same as its been for many years."

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Holy trendsetter, Batman!

In which Wendy has crocheted a scarf to keep her hands busy after quitting smoking and is "vaping on with the rest of the Borg... Somebody save me from the trendiness..."

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Under the gun on the road

Wendy and George contemplate interior truck modifications: "We at least need dart guns for potential Sasquatch sightings, right?"

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Virginia gem: Smitty’s Better Burger

Best chili-cheese footlong around, says Wendy Parker in this review of Smitty's Better Burger, a truly old-fashioned drive-in that hasn't changed much since the Smith family opened it in 1956.

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