Wendy Parker

A happy Mother’s Day to hard-nosed moms

"If Momma told you she was proud of you, you knew you truly accomplished something. She's still like that and I love her dearly for it. She taught me to strive for excellence, and never settle for second best."

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Aggravation: Toothaches, heavy-duty toilet rolls, Costco…

"The last time we were at Costco for a live unload, we missed our son's 14th and 15th birthdays."...

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10 rules of the road for riders

A few things Wendy's learned so far. No. 1: DO NOT BLOCK THE MIRRORS.

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Stay aware of social isolation’s potential deleterious effects

Someone who is socially isolated often feels lonely, but lonely people aren't always socially isolated. Recognizing physical warning signs of negative health effects is key to mitigating problems.

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Billboards and brain tumors

“Honey, hand me a pen and a piece of paper, I need to take that number down immediately. The attorney with a giant head is going to save me from a DUI!”

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Mastodon in an OK Turnpike pothole

"There are potholes in Oklahoma with potholes inside of them, and inside of the inside potholes are tiny villages, where they grow maize and build sun temples."

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High-value loads

"The first 200 miles of the trip are always the worst -- I'm sure every car is following us. After about 200 miles, I forget what's in the box and fixate on something else. Hey look, a squirrel!"

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Provisions for hungry panhandlers

"Throw my sandwiches away all you want, but you're missing out on a yummy treat, and you will not squash my sparkle today. So there."

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While treasure-hunting at the beach, a special find

We went to Pepper Beach, and I think it's probably one of the nicest public beaches I've ever been to.

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The ‘new-and-improved’ laptop blues

"I want the exact same computer I had before, with the exact same hardware, only new and not bashed up from 30K miles in an 18 wheeler. Try explaining this simple concept to one of The Borg who man the counters at Best Buy."

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