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Conjure One

Mara and I have both been listening to a CD she bought called Conjure One. We’re both a little carried away with it. I’ve listened to it six times already. I have to admit that this CD has inspired me. Now I want to get that recording equipment more desperately than ever. There’s music like […]

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Lovelace Get-Together

My uncle Allen wants to have a Lovelace get together this spring or summer in the kings mountain battleground. I’ve been thinking about this today. I’m really excited about the prospect of meeting more of his family, and he says that his sister might come down from Virginia. I suppose I’m so excited because I’ve […]

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Runaway Trucks On Black Mountain

I just came down Black Mountain on I-40 east of Asheville, NC. All three of the runaway truck ramps have been used in the past few days. It amazes me how people who have been down Donner Pass in California, or Cabbage Patch in Oregon, or Snoqualmie in Washington state, or Vale pass in Colorado, […]

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4th Load And Behind

Tennessee on I-40 eastbound, coming up on exit 432. This is our 4th load, and we’re already running behind for the week. We were doing pretty good, but have been slowed down by snow through Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois on this trip and the previous two. It adds up. For instance, on good weeks we […]

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Abortion Is Mean

I just saw a car with some stupid bumper stickers. One read “abortion is mean” and the other said “sin sucks.” It was a young girl driving the car. I couldn’t but wince at how easily the most sincere spiritual and moral beliefs can be reduced to a marketing slogan.

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Editing For Ken Haynes

About that new truck… I finally sent Ray a picture of our truck in a dock at our customer in Chicago Heights, where our drive tires are not touching the ground. He said to re-word the message and send it back to him, and he would forward it to Ken Haynes in Tunnel Hill (Ken […]

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My First Vioxx

I just took my Vioxx for today. That got me to thinking about our insurance. They recently decided to raise our co-pay from $20 to $35 as a way to force me off of Vioxx and onto generic drugs, and went so far as to claim that aspirin had been found to be just as […]

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Tired Enough To Worry About It

05:58. Thursday morning. Just north of Pioneer, TN in pursuit of the Kentucky border. My shift is jut beginning, and I’m tired enough to worry about it. I didn’t sleep much while Mara was driving, and out here you can’t afford to miss sleep. There’s no way of making it up. So by the end […]

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Time For The Weekly Whine

Another Tuesday. It’s time for the weekly whine about leaving. I get tired of hearing myself sometimes. You’d think that if we were both miserable enough that we needed to whine about leaving every week, that we’d just quit our jobs and hope for the best. But we can’t do that. I just used our […]

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Freezing My Ass Off

We’re at home. I’m sitting in the computer room, freezing my ass off. There’s snow on the ground here. I’ve seen my fill of snow. It didn’t begin to clear up last night until I got into Tennessee, and even then it kept raining. Once I reached North Carolina it got pretty nasty through the […]

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