Search
Subscribe
  • Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease
    Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease
    by Robert H. Lustig
  • Who Stole the American Dream?
    Who Stole the American Dream?
    by Hedrick Smith
What We Are 'Reading' from Audible.com
  • Who Stole the American Dream?
    Who Stole the American Dream?
    by Hedrick Smith

    1400069661

This list does not yet contain any items.
Wednesday
Mar052014

Almost Ready

Sebring, Florida

I am obsessed. With a Facebook page. Two actually.

Road Talk and Trucker's Weather Updates and Road Conditions.

So complete is my obsession that MacGyver is waking every morning to his coffee, served in his red Ferrari mug, and my crash report.
This was a routine winter drive on US87 enroute to Great Falls, Montana in January 2013. But winter conditions this year seem anything but routine. Two Facebook pages which report weather and road conditions for big truck drivers, including multi-vehicle pileups has become my staycation obsession.
“I need to unfriend them,” I tell him almost every day. “It's freaking me out.”

It’s, like, an addiction....

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Jan022014

So Long Cali, It's Been Good To Know You

“There’s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall, and the bells in the
steeple too.... Regretfully they tell us, but firmly they compel us, to say goodbye to you.”

Click to read more ...

Saturday
Dec282013

2013: New Sights New Heights

Tucson, Arizona

It likely comes as no surprise that I am a goal-oriented person. And the end of the year is my finish line.

I believe in aiming high. When I aim high, I come out farther ahead than when I’ve aimed more realistically. I have learned that writing my goals down on paper, specific goals with numbers and details attached and putting them in my wallet, keeps me on target. And most importantly MacGyver has learned that my goals are his goals. ("Get on board or get left behind," is his translation.)

Dancing on the Louisiana bayou, not far from Henderson, at Whiskey Creek. Where the oldsters out manoeuvred the youngsters, dancing up a storm to the Zydeco Bands.Since my birthday is at the end of the year, my favorite present is my yearly review. How did we do?

WE Inc. is celebrating.

Click to read more ...

Saturday
Dec212013

Attention Toronto: I Heard It At The Truckstop

Gary, Indiana

“...I’m a truck driver," I heard the voice from the toilet in the ladies restroom in the TA truck stop say as I walked in the door. "I can’t smoke crack cocaine.”

Before I divulge more of what I eavesdropped -- except when someone is talking in their outdoor voice on the toilet in a public restroom it is not eavesdropping -- I must confirm that bluetooth headsets have removed the boundaries of good taste for many people. It is common in both ladies and mens restrooms in truckstops for truck drivers to sit on the toilet and talk on the phone.

“I never watch the TV news, it’s too depressing,” she continued. “I musta been home cuz there it was on the TV," she said incredulously, “he said he smoked crack cocaine.”

Long pause while my friend listens. “They say smoking crack cocaine makes your mind not right, it must, because he said it ON TV!!”

I knew who she was talking about the minute I heard the first mention of crack cocaine.

Toronto, you really hit the big time. Here’s an American truck driver, I can tell by the accent, who spends most of her time on the road and readily admits that she almost never watches television and she knows that the Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, admitted that he has smoked crack cocaine.

That’s notoriety.

Monday
Dec092013

The Weather Outside Is Frightful

New York, New York

Isolated by both their transient working lifestyle and technology, there is one event that brings truckers together -- the weather.

The moisture in the air creates ice fog encasing the trucks and the road in the parking lot in a thin layer of ice.

The Farmer’s Almanac predicted a winter smothered in snow, and it is coming to pass. Two-thirds of the nation, extending south of the Mason Dixon line....

Click to read more ...