Better Stay on the Road Last winter, the freight company I drive for celebrated its 25th year in business, and the bosses took the 10 drivers with the most seniority and their wives to the Bahamas - something they probably never will try again. These men, even though they had driven hundreds of thousands of miles, had...Read more
Not Even a MouseI shouldn’t say I didn’t have any education past the third grade, but after that, I didn’t pay any attention. Even at that, I, like a lot of people, thought I was fairly smart. After all, at one time or another, I’ve outsmarted law officers, school teachers, my children,...
My Face Was Red Am I the only person on earth who gets into unbelievably embarrassing situations, or is it that I’m stupid enough to tell people about them? Two things stand out in my mind that have happened to me in the last six months that embarrassed me to death. The first happened to me right in...Read more
(Written April 2009) This is just a story about the Working Man and how he battles to keep his head above financial water. We’ll call him W.M. The W.M. works two jobs to make $50,000 a year. He goes home with $32,500.00 after taxes, insurance, and of course his very lucrative 401K! His property tax is $2,000.00...Read more
(Written September 2009) There is a lot more life behind me than there is to look forward to. I have spent the last 45-plus years looking through a windshield. I started driving a semi when I was 17 years old. I've never done anything else for a living. My dad owned a truck repair shop and...Read more
(Note: By popular demand, DeeZee is back by featuring his columns from the past 40-50 years of “his scribbles” as he calls them and his promised rare thoughts he might just have to rarely scribble down once again if the spirit ever moves him to! At least once a week or oftener we receive a...Read more
Semi-retired editor’s note: I always thought it might happen, but not in a letter addressed to me before I completely retired. “You have probably looked forward to getting this note for a long time. I’m done embarrassing you by writing stupid stuff for the paper,” said the letter signed DZ that I received Tuesday morning. That...Read more