George & Wendy Show

Wendy Parker

Fiction posing as fact at the Counter of Knowledge

| July 25, 2014

Enter any truck stop that has a “Counter of Knowledge,” sit down close enough to hear what they're saying and listen. You will be amazed and, quite possibly, revolted.

What owner-ops have nightmares about

| July 23, 2014

It's not the kind of thing an excitable wife and business partner wants to hear. I may have been less than supportive when I suggested we pray for an electrical fire.

The Precious brings people of all nations to her

| July 19, 2014

"Sometimes, being on the road is confusing."

When spelling really counts

| July 19, 2014

"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."

A cautionary tale: Take severe weather seriously

| July 16, 2014

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.

Criminal invitations

| July 13, 2014

"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."

Missing a day is out of the question

| July 11, 2014

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..."

The brotherhood exists, take two

| July 09, 2014

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.

Wendy Parker

Wendy Parker rides with her husband, George Parker, an owner-operator who pulls dry van. She chronicles their adventures and her observations from the shotgun position in her blog and at their website, http://www.thegeorgeandwendyshow.com/index.html

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