Wendy Parker

(Not) Making friends on the road

Sometimes it's hard, particularly when dogskin boots are involved. "I'm not good at making friends, but I had to comment to the guy wearing them."

Read More

Hurry up and wait or pay $500

A receiver's message comes in over the Qualcomm while Wendy and George have been waiting an hour in a line of trucks to get unloaded: "Late drivers will be fined $500." Oh the humanity!

Read More

Thrill-seeking, Vegas style

"Try wearing flip-flops while walking around the Fremont Street Experience. You're trapped in a giant hangar with 11 million people who are looking straight up into the air as they mill about."

Read More

The last topic safe from the PC cops

"Being politically correct has become more important than being sane and rational in this country."

Read More

Organic or not?

The benefits and drawbacks of organic food -- and strategies toward deciding when and where to buy and eating organic on the road.

Read More

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."

Read More

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."...

Read More

10 rules of the road for riders

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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!”

Read More