We’ve lost our “community”

We’ve lost our “community”

The mere fact that I am a "truck driver" had me voting, early, today as I will be out of the area for November 3.  I have not missed an election since my eighteen(18) birthday.  I believe that voting is a "civic responsibility" and should be undertaking seriously at every election. There is never a point that any election is too small or insignificant: local only to national they all need input from the local citizen. Let me set the scene.  My local early polling location has extended the available hours to 8am to 7pm for 10 days.  I decided…
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Split Second, Every decision has multiple impacts

Split Second, Every decision has multiple impacts

 What happens in a "split second" often has an impact on your immediate and distant future.  As a "professional truck driver", it is easy for me to relate events that I see and/or experience on the road to the broader meaning of life.  Take this moment as an example:  I am traveling along a very curvy LA highway, it is a two lane and winds down through the swamp, over and around bayous.  Key point to remember: if there is a shoulder (in this case NONE), it is soft; especially because of the current rain and the previous storms.  My cargo…
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Slow to Judge

Slow to Judge

So it has been said that everyone’s life is a story.  We even hear some people state that their life is an “open book”.  Give this a thought for just a moment.  Even if someone’s life is a open book, there are aspects that is not now.  Even moments in time that have been overlooked and/or forgotten.   Think about about it for a moment:  Some of your closest friends or relatives, are there not moment or aspects that you do not know about.  These are not necessarily secrets as they just have not be shared for one reason or…
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Drive Aware, Be Safe

Drive Aware, Be Safe

Everyone on the roadways of America needs to stay aware.  Keep informed of your surroundings.  A friend and fellow driver shared this clip of a very close call and almost fatal incident. He was traveling loaded with Liquified Petroleum on I-10 through a construction zone.  Been an experienced and seasoned driver, he was staying aware of his surroundings and ready for things to happen and very possibly go wrong/sideways.  We try to anticipate careless acts around us; he approached and entrance ramp with merging traffic and was slowing as a car was creeping toward the travel lane.  However, the second…
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Improve US: commit & strive

Improve US: commit & strive

We need to understand “history” is our past and it stands and cannot be changed; however we CAN change our present and presence in the world.  Let’s work together to improve our country and world:  it starts at home, then in the neighborhood, up to the city/town, then onto parish/county, up to the state level, and then the country level. Treat your  neighbor as an individual of worth equal to yourself. You can “love” people you don’t like and “be friendly” without being friends.  We are better than our current status. Commit and Strive to be better.
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