The Day After

Getting ready to hit the road. I have a load that has to deliver in Valdosta, Georgia by midnight. But it’s to a distribution center, so no one really cares when I get it there. Still, there’s no point in dragging my feet here. Christmas went pretty well. It felt really odd to just be… Continue reading The Day After

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John Boy & Billy

Just getting into Charlotte, on my way to Kings Mountain. I spent the night at a truck stop in Statesville because I was going to be so late coming. Listening to John Boy and Billy. It’s hard going. I’ve been listening to this shtick since I was a kid (yes, they’re that old). It got… Continue reading John Boy & Billy

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Due Respects Paid

I just took a picture of an old Mack truck in Ellerbe, North Carolina. I pulled over at a lot to jot down my new load info, and this Mack said “Hey. How’s it going?” Someone obviously put a lot of care into restoring this old truck. I wish it hadn’t been so overcast and… Continue reading Due Respects Paid

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The Polymer Alliance

I’m in West Virginia. I-77 northbound, at about mile marker 117. I just passed a sign that read “Entering Polymer Alliance Zone”. Ummm … okay. Does this mean I should keep an eye on the hills overlooking the highway for possible attacks by the Polymer Alliance? And if so, what exactly are their goals and/or… Continue reading The Polymer Alliance

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Winter Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice. This, to me, is the apex of the winter season and the reason for Yule. It’s a special time of year for me. Don’t get me wrong. Christmas is special to me, too. But for a different reason. Christmas is more of an important family and seasonal tradition. But when… Continue reading Winter Solstice

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Space Camp

Huntsville, Alabama. Picked up a load bound for Garysburg, North Carolina. I’m passing the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. It’s always cool to see the old Apollo era rockets, and a space shuttle attached to its boosters. Every time I pass there I wonder … Think I’m too old for Space Camp?

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Christmas Chicken Enchiladas

I just saw a sign on a Taco Bell that read “Here for the holidays – Chicken Enchilada”. I’m wondering. Is the chicken enchilada part of the traditional Mexican Christmas celebrations? Who knew? Hopefully everyone caught that I’m being sarcastic. But I have to admit that I’ve gotten somewhat misty thinking about all the seasonal… Continue reading Christmas Chicken Enchiladas

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Demonic Emotion

Overcast skies and a gray day determined, I am that somewhere in the mists a part of me awaits ready for renewal and rebirth ready to be strong determined that no matter the depth of her betrayals that I will not and I cannot begin to again live within the cold confines of once formidable… Continue reading Demonic Emotion

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Unexpected Reflection

Springfield, Illinois. I’m in a dock at a customer, being unloaded. I left yesterday morning at 10:00 and drove all day (and night), broken up by a few short sleep periods. Altogether this trip was over 1,000 miles. Being this far out of the company’s usual freight lanes (and delivering early this morning) means my… Continue reading Unexpected Reflection

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The Joys of Delusion

At Mama’s. I had a surprise early weekend. I delivered Thursday in Kinston, North Carolina, and was afraid the company would send me into the NorthEast. But instead they gave me a load that picked up in Dillon, South Carolina and delivers Monday morning in Springfield, Illinois. So my weekend is Friday and Saturday this… Continue reading The Joys of Delusion

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