Wendy Parker

If a tree falls in the forest, will you shut up?

"We're looking for flooring and I'm driving George nuts. I'm certain you just gasped with surprise. Since he's the installer, he knows exactly what we need. I'm the decorator and I know what I want."

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Say it, don’t spray it

Confrontation in a truck stop parking lot yields this from George: “You can't just scream at people, babe. I don't like it either, but you never know when you're going to run up on crazy."

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This just in: Alarming news about anything

The joy of local television news: "Every day someone is shot, someone dies in a car wreck or two, and a couple of places burn to the ground -- the usual stuff."

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The nuances of winning

"There are distinct trade-offs in self dispatch. The security of a regular thing is awesome, but it's not the adventure of pinging yourself around the country" -- then there's the new boots...

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The tanks have arms

And the frogs and dogs sing -- and other strange happenings at the military installation.

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Exercising the demons

The thought of having to put t-shirts and shorts on with nothing to hide behind seems like a personal affront to the kind Goddess Hanes of Spandexia, who invented loungewear and sanctioned it as a consolation prize for dealing with cold weather.

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Temperature regulation and first world problems

" I could possibly be at the age where I'm having a little trouble regulating my body temperature. I may or may not have flung myself into the bunk once or twice to tear off my clothing like a madwoman because of a hot flash."

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Revisiting a long career — and two spectacular trucks

Wendy Parker with the "rest of the story" on Thomas Paul Kraak and his 1960 Autocar -- and his son's efforts to return his 1952 LT Mack to him before the elder Kraak passed away after cancer's return.

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Potholes and Pennsylvania

Have you come across the well-known pothole on 81, near the Susquehanna, that will rip your front end off?

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One in four should go to the corner and eat worms

"I'm not a huge fan of warning labels. I really feel like you should be able to understand it's a bad idea to spray anything in an aerosol can directly into your own eyes without having to read it on the can."

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