wendy parker

Trying to master the fine art of negotiating

| September 10, 2012

We can't have one income and keep the truck, the house, the car and groceries, and we don't want to give the children away.

The upside of being dirty

| September 06, 2012

If you don't give your body a chance to experience germs, it won't know what to do when it meets them.

A narrow escape from Automatic Hell

| September 04, 2012

The world has become an automatic place. Even in the most remote areas of Minnesota, sinks, hand dryers and toilets at the rest stops are automated. People actually believe this is good, but as a ...

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

| August 31, 2012

There's been a lot of press lately about truckers getting into shape. It's a body-killing profession, with the lack of decent food available and being in the sitting position for hours on end. There are ...

Bad directions to places that don’t exist

| August 30, 2012

We circled the block for another ten minutes. The vein in my husband's head started to throb.

Roadside attraction: Arkansas’ weird critters

| August 28, 2012

As it got close to dusk, the hoards of creatures started appearing by the side of the road.

Pet peeves on the road

| August 24, 2012

Things don't need to be any harder on the road, and the few things I've noticed that do make it worse could be easily remedied.

Facial hair swings both ways

| August 24, 2012

There's a guy out there in an old Mack somewhere who has a three foot long, white beard he parts in the middle and throws over his shoulders like Rapunzel's locks.

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