Wendy Parker

Dining options galore back home yield surprising choice

"For all my moaning about not having a lot of choices on the road, when I do have a choice, I choose something I can get on the road. I don't know if it means I'm just a gripe, or I miss the road so much I need to taste it somehow."

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Candy ‘The Girl’ Critchfield, produce hauler extraordinaire

Candy Critchfield has learned to love life on the road after years doing farm work.

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Close quarters and gastric distress

"Sometimes, making friends on the road is hard."

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Invasion of the critters, take two

"I'm exhibiting the symptoms of 'home time weariness.' These include: crawling into the bunk of the truck to sleep when you have a perfectly good bed in the house...

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Home remedies to get you home

Home and natural remedies have been used for thousands of years with much success, but modern medicine is sometimes more beneficial; here find palliative tips, new ideas.

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Things that go ‘scrabble’ in the night

Wendy goes fishing for a possum -- or other 1,000-pound creature. . .

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On the trail of the elusive budget

Wendy Parker runs it down: "Most members of Congress were unable to respond, as they were too busy practicing reading 'Green Eggs and Ham' for their dramatic and uninspired filibusters."

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Safety is all in the perception

I can't help but be a little fixated on the government shutdown. Our parents are all paid by the government right now, either in the form of retirement or a paycheck. If their money is suddenly gone, we're probably going to have to do something stupendous to save the family, like go to Taiwan and sell our kidneys. Not all of our kidneys, of course, just the ones we can do without. “We should probably have ...

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Coffee is king! The once-upon-a-time story of the brew’s origins

"Whether you pay for it or not, coffee is king on the road, still out-selling energy drinks, and being consumed by 80% of the population on a daily basis. All hail the mighty bean."

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Race to a shutdown

"Attaching a bunch of stuff to a trucking cause that has nothing to do with trucking is the same thing the government does when they attach pork to a bill."

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