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Revisiting the distant past…

 Good morning, Netizens...

There is something special about waking up before the dawn. It is a harbinger of old times, nearly forgotten, when I used to wake up in a sleeper before dawn and crawl behind the wheel of an over-the-road tractor trailer to drive another 14-16 hours. A few years ago, I drove a rental car to Nebraska from Spokane, and rediscovered a small truck stop I once loved East of Torrington, Wyoming just across the Nebraska State Line. It looked exactly the same as it did twenty-some years ago; the food was just as delicious. The only difference was that instead of driving another 14 hours, after breakfast, I went to sleep and let my wife take over the driving. Hours later, I awoke facing the Penis of the Plains, AKA the State Capitol Building in Lincoln. That, too, is another story. One tends to collect such things after driving long-haul trucks, then revisiting the distant past. 


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