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Presumption of Innocence, Part Two

If you did not read part one of this unbelievable story, click here. You don’t want to miss it While Ruth and Penny were gathering evidence, Virginia convinced unsuspecting individuals for fork over their hard earned money. She also went to Memphis and convinced a Cadillac dealer to hand over eleven brand new cars. After […]

Presumption of Innocence, Part One

It was just supposed to be enchiladas. A nice, quiet lunch in a sleepy little backwoods town with a friend. And as I drove the sixty miles to Parsons, Tennessee, thoughts of chips and salsa wet my pallet. Little did I know that in a few precious moments, the story of a lifetime would begin […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Temporary Home

I pulled into a truck stop in a remote part of Kansas just as I ran out of drive time. The day had started at 2am and I’d been bombarded with challenges all day. My patience had reached its limit and I was ready for a relaxing dinner in the local restaurant. I grabbed a […]

You’re Never Too Old

In a couple of months I will reach a milestone. I’ll turn the BIG 6-0. Through the years as I navigated this incredible journey called life, I wasn’t sure what I thought I’d feel like at this age. But I can assure you THIS was NOT it. I still run. Ok, these days it more […]