Wendy Parker

When spelling really counts

"There's a huge difference between the words “bear” and “bare” and the entire meaning of a statement can be changed with such a seemingly small snafu."

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A cautionary tale: Take severe weather seriously

Beware the man-eating mosquitoes on Mt. Bachelor in Oregon. And: Take lightning seriously. Wendy remembers a friend recently killed by a lightning strike hiking in Colorado.

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Criminal invitations

"I realize not everyone shares my beliefs about owning a weapon. That's the beauty of living in a free country. You don't have to like it and you don't have to do it. That doesn't mean you should be able to keep me from doing it."

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Missing a day is out of the question

In which Wendy gets a direct hit by a sudden-onset migraine -- or is it the sandworm gnawing at her brain again?... "People don't seem to understand that long haul truckers can't miss “just a day” of work. They miss an entire trip..."

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The brotherhood exists, take two

Social media makes new connections: George helps out a driver stranded near he and Wendy's Ohio home with part of his bus fare to Ontario.

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Heat so bad you can cut it with a knife

"Sometimes, you know when it's time to go home."

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Faith, family and food

Happy birthday to our beloved Motherland. Home of the free, land of the brave. There are a lot of people who will dispute just how free we really are, and the fact those people have the right to voice that opinion is proof of just how free they actually are. We spent the past three weeks traveling across and back through this beautiful country, and each time I have the opportunity to do this, I'm again ...

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Grace and a glider kit

David Adkins, following a diagnosis of terminal cancer less than a month ago, looks to sell his 2013 Coronado glider.

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Shower report 2014

Wendy comes back from a cross-country trip ready to crown one truck-stop with the superlative of "best showers"...

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DEF or dumb?

"I am so sick and tired of literally stumbling over the trash from diesel exhaust fluid. When it's not sold in bulk at the pump, the amount of waste involved is incredible."

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