Red Beans and Rice

The Universe is fucking with me today. I stopped at a truckstop in Greencastle, Pennsylvania to fuel. I decided to get some chicken from this little deli they had in the fuel isle. Well as I walked up, this lady behind the counter was explaining to someone that her father was Cajun, her mother was… Continue reading Red Beans and Rice

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Gettysburg

I just went through Gettysburg. It was interesting going through downtown Gettysburg in a big truck. Was fun to look at the people milling about outside of the shops. Very tourist oriented, but cute all the same. Then I got on the west side of town and went through the actual battlefield. Or whatever corner… Continue reading Gettysburg

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Random Thunderbird

I saw a 1978 Thunderbird (that’s what I have) on the back of a flatbed trailer going down the highway in Harrisburg, PA. It was in good shape or had been restored. It had white letter tires and chrome Krager-style rims (which is how I’m thinking of doing mine). It did my heart wonders to… Continue reading Random Thunderbird

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Addictions

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about addiction. Except for the years I smoked cigarettes, I’ve never fully turned myself over to any particular vice. Well, except for one, which is the reason I’m writing this, and which I’ll get to in a bit. I’ve certainly had my moments of excess. I’ve stood there at… Continue reading Addictions

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Hemi Burger

Hebron, Indiana. I just finished a meal from McDonald’s. Big Mac, fries and a drink. It occurred to me that when the Big Mac came out it was generally thought to be a large sandwich. Not anymore. It’s dwarfed by the bigger sandwiches on the menu. Even the chicken sandwiches are enormous. Anyone else remember… Continue reading Hemi Burger

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Lake Interstate

I just passed Lake Interstate up here on I-69 in Michigan. My initial reaction was to say to myself “That’s just wrong.” Run out of ideas, have we? Certainly not as clever as my naming flooded areas “Lake Impromptu”. Ya’ll work on that and get back to me.

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Familiar Roads

About 16 miles south of Bridgeport, Michigan, where I spent the night. I’m headed over to Chicago to pick up a load that delivers on Monday in Statesville, North Carolina. So this is my home load. It’s about 300 miles over to Chicago. And from there it’s about 700 miles to Kings Mountain. So it’s… Continue reading Familiar Roads

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Ritual Monday Ruminations

It’s early on yet another Monday morning. I’m making the traditional dash to the receiver. I just passed through Gaffney, South Carolina. I have to be in Decatur, Alabama by 07:00 Eastern Time. No problem. Right? As is also tradition, I’m kicking myself for not leaving earlier. Hell, I wish I’d left about noon yesterday.… Continue reading Ritual Monday Ruminations

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Gesticulating Girl

In the vicinity of Durham, North Carolina. I just got bitched out by a college girl in the backseat of her friend’s car who made it clear from her wild gesticulations that I was, in her opinion, supposed to be in the right hand lane. The whole time I was wondering why it was that… Continue reading Gesticulating Girl

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