Wendy Parker

Boldly breaking laws others aren’t allowed to break

Wendy back on the licensing soapbox -- "It is fundamentally against the law to practice any profession that requires a state-tested license without completing that license process."...

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Reefer gonna get ya’

The gargantuan mosquitoes of Alzada, Mont.: "I lost 25 lbs. and a large portion of my cognitive skills, but I gained a new respect for the reefers. All joking aside, thanks for what you do. It ain't easy being wheezy."

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Unidentifiable meat and the rubber breakfast biscuit

Healthier retail road-food choices: "I noticed a new combo recently – a meat and cheese cup. Layers of lovely greenish pepperoni, carefully adorned with slices of cheese so orange, if you choose not to eat it, you can always use it as a safety cone."

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Time is a frame of mind

Complexities abound in the lure of Washington state: "If we moved to the West Coast, I'd never know what time it is again." Seriously, mom?

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Snakes on the plains

"You know what happens in Ohio when it rains for months on end and the grass doesn't get cut, because you're away in a big truck and your teenage son loses his mind and doesn't mow? Snakes..."

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Returning to the Hobbit hole

Wendy reaches the end of another cross-country trucking journey: "My life is better because of trucking, and not just for the obvious reasons of having everything I need on the shelves when I go to buy it."

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Don’t ban me, bro

"I'd like to give a complete list of the banned items, thoughts, beliefs and actions, but the ban police might ban me from the interwebs if I do."

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Help me find the love today

Wendy and the fried-inverter blues: "Trucking is an adventure, albeit an expensive one, and even though I'm certain she wants to kill us, every time I hear that deep, bubbly Detroit Diesel percolating and popping I'm in love with this truck all over again..."

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I’ll admit when I’m wrong

Wendy eats crow -- though commentary on the driver shortage still stands, there are no tapiers in the state of Oregon (unless someone knows of a recent zoo-break...). Maybe a Sasquatch or two...

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Preserving my dad’s values for future generations

All the weirdness, hate and vitriol in the press only reinforces my belief that we are at least free enough to act stupid in public.

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