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TRUCKING the last years

Originally posted on Living and Lovin:

It has been a very long time since I looked at this photo.  I used to miss this truck so much, then it was the girl  I was, who had gone missing.

Let me tell you some background since a few have asked about the days I spent behind the wheel of an 18 Wheeler(this one has 22 ) .

So much happened before I became a trucker, guess you would surmise that,  as young girls really did not drive tractor-trailer trucks  in the mid to late 70’s,  well not in New England especially.

So do I begin here with this time period in the photo or go from the start?

I think I will do this blog from just before  the time I bought her till I said goodbye,  as there really is an awful lot for this  story.

I was divorced in 1995  and as part of the settlement of OUR…

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In plane view (love a pun!)

Due to the remote lifestyle of people in Australia who don’t live in the metropolitan area the Royal Flying Doctors Service provide fundamental emergency and routine health care to those who wouldn’t have access to it otherwise. They are an Aussie institution and I’m proud to shine the spotlight on them. To get a better idea of the work RFDS do check out their website.

I did the tour and was lucky enough to catch one of the Pilatus PC-12’s being serviced:

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The A Train

We’re riding together but sit worlds apart.

The stockbroker, the mother, the hobo living in separate realities, yet riding in the same car.

The A Train zips from beaches to hoods to ground zero.

Our liberal metropolis is a kingdom of progressive “niceties”.

The A Train is a silver chariot carrying us through our politely segregated city.

Photo Credit: NYC Transit Museum


electric eyes

electric eyes , they only see in darkness

when light shines , I feel with thought

rains come my eyes can’t focus

calm sky’s always what I sought

a moments sun drenches my being

then back to before , the way I was seeing

electric eyes they only see darkness

only to bring unwanted awareness


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