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Turning 60: A Look Back

As a round the final turn barreling headlong to the BIG 6-0, I’ve been pondering my life, the things I’ve learned, the people I’ve met, and the incredible journey I’ve taken. At the time I’m writing this, I’ve lived for 59 years and 363 days. Not all have been good but each one has been […]

If I Can Just Make Cheyenne

On Wednesday I will turn 60. To celebrate, over the next few days, I’ll have a series of posts that will give you a rare look into the private life and heart of Reba. I hope you’ll stop by and celebrate with me. I rounded the corner and ran north, excitement bubbling in my soul. […]

Moment of Terror

The darkness engulfed me as I climbed the steps into Dillon. I’d just completed my pretrip inspection by flashlight and needed to drive four hours into Mississippi to pick up my next load. This one would take me into our terminal in Missouri. My trailer was having problems with the refrigerated unit and the mechanics […]

Sweet Vidalia

Deep in the heart of rural Georgia, a forty year old woman is about to graduate college. That’s truly an amazing accomplishment at any age. But if you peal back the layers of Sweet Vidalia, you’ll learn this is no ordinary woman. Born on a farm to alcoholic parents, Vidalia was raised in a tumultuous […]

A Blast From Two Pasts

I drove Dillon across the bridge on US 41 south into Henderson, Kentucky as memories played in my mind. Four short years ago I’d ridden into the town on the Ohio River during the Road to Freedom Tour. It had been a place like no other. But I was headed to a nearby town to […]

Don’t Judge a Book By its Cover

I got up from my nap, slipped on a jacket and walked to the other truck stop across the road to Denny’s. I was greeted and placed in a corner booth by a young lady. As she placed the menu on the table in front of me, I tried not to stare at the numerous […]

In His Steps

Jeffrey rolled down the road into the evening sunset in his Peterbilt. He’d been a trucker for twenty years and loved the open road. With country music playing in the background, his thoughts went to his mother. She died when he was sixteen and after bouncing around for a couple of years, he began driving […]

Pride of the Ozarks

Nestled in a hollow in the deep Ozark Mountains, there is a place you’d miss if you weren’t looking. It’s not a fancy place by any means but the Hillbilly Hideout is one of my favorite places in America. The Hideout is an all-night diner in a truck stop off Interstate 40. Most national chain […]

Die Like You Were Living

Last week, ten-year-old barrel racer Piper Faust died tragically at a rodeo in Caldwell, Texas. She was getting ready to race when her horse spooked, fell backwards onto her. Truly heartbreaking for the world to have lost such a wonderfully spirited young girl. I did not know Piper but those who did speak only of […]

Defenders of Freedom

I left under the cover of darkness in the vastness of South Dakota. I drove 52 miles without seeing a single light of any kind. It rained the day and night before and the higher I climbed, the lower the temperature dropped. When it reached 29 degrees, I stopped my truck right on the road. […]