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Panic in The Morning

I woke up this morning in a near-panic. I sat up on the side of the couch, and thought “What have I done?” I don’t have any real regret about quitting Epes. Not under the circumstances. I believe I did the right thing according to the dictates of my conscience and my sense of honor. […]

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VA to Give Pentacles for Fallen Wiccan Soldiers

Like many Pagans, I’ve wondered for quite some time why the federal Department of Veterans Affairs has, for 10 years, fought against placing the pentacle, a symbol of the Wicca faith, on the grave markers of Wiccan soldiers buried in government cemeteries. One would think that if a soldier dies in combat, and is a […]

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The Evil Empire

I just sent an application to U.S. Xpress. I can’t believe that I’d ever consider going back to that company. I left feeling no regrets. In fact, I left feeling a measure of bitterness over the way some things had worked out and the way we (Mara and I) had been treated through the years. […]

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Very Unexpected Resolution

I just effectively quit my job. This has come as quite a surprise to me. It’s not something that I saw on the horizon or ever seriously considered. Sure, you get annoyed and think, “I don’t need this,” but I certainly didn’t get up this morning thinking about leaving the company. Still, this decision isn’t […]

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Unexpected Conflict

I’m having a battle of wills with the company. It’s Friday. I was expecting to head home for the weekend, and instead they’re trying to send me to Georgia, saying “we’ll get you home on Saturday.” Oh, hell no. I’m 35 miles from Kings Mountain and you’re going to pull this shit? I was already […]

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Unlikely Tomorrows

She walks alone Into the gaping maw, To wrest from fangs The scraps of hope, That will sustain The weak, spineless, Fools who desire Comfort and solace, Whatever the price To her soul and Her conscience. Trembling, crying, But resolute and Defiant, to stand Firm and deliver This twisted freak His few moments of Dominion […]

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Every Bridge is Different

I just had a little Chinese lady at a toll booth tell me “Every bridge is different.” I pulled away thinking “That’s existential.” Okay, before anyone can think I have Jersey poisoning and am hallucinating, I’ll explain that. When I pulled up I tried to hand the lady $40. She informed me that I was […]

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Sitting in New Jersey

Fairfield, New Jersey. I arrived about thirty minutes late. But the company changed my appointment to 09:00. So I’m not technically late. Neener neener. Still, I won’t be patting myself on the back for a job well done. Even though I would have made it if not for I-95 being closed north of Baltimore. That […]

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Mad Dash to New Jersey

I may have screwed up. I stopped at our Chester terminal for a shower and wound up taking a nap instead. I’ve been a little depressed, which is how a nap over-rode a shower (the only way one can, I think). Anyway, I overslept. Now I’m going to be making a mad dash to Fairfield, […]

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Thoughts on 3,000 Miles

I started writing a book today. I’ve had the idea for some time of writing a book about a truck driver (called 3,000 Miles). Not the most inspiring of subjects, I know. But as much as I have hated it at times, my life of driving for the past 7 and 1/2 years has been […]

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