Wendy Parker

The jump rope blues

"Sometimes, being healthy on the road is more dangerous than you'd think."

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The brotherhood exists

The bond between truckers of all stripes is real. It was reinforced for Wendy recently when a nephew went missing and she put the word out to drivers through social media.

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Skin cancer: What you need to know

A general understanding of what to look for and how to prevent it is your best defense in fighting the disease.

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Preparing for the storm: My Anne Ferro notes

"I should destroy all of my notes, because if anyone got hold of them, they'd surely think I was nuts, and possibly dangerous."

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Understanding Granny on the road

"Being on the road is hard for everyone in the family, even those who don't really know why you're on the road."

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Cautionary tale: Keep drawstrings tucked at all times

"I was hanging by my shorts on the second step of a Freightliner. The fact that my face was almost pressed up against the side of the truck kept me from having to witness the hundreds pointing and laughing at me."

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The real effect of the new hours rules

The people who make the rules of the road should have to see a grown man running around in his underwear in the middle of the night before they make everyone park at the same time.

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Gators, mailboxes, clowns and other road debris

Have you ever had to dodge "a guy in full clown makeup and a guy with a snake wrapped around his neck stopped, both out of their cars and arguing in the fast lane? No?"

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Tractor-trailers: The new storks

After a conversation with Wendy, a four-year-old to her Mom: “That lady said he brings everything in a truck, he brought my shoes and he's going to bring our baby when it comes!”

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Easy bobtail getaway: Ky.’s Natural Bridge State Park

Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Park offers hiking, fishing, camping, cozy accommodations and plenty of R&R opportunities amid spectacular natural settings.

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