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Monday, October 14, 2019

Empty nest. It came fast

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in June, 2010 My daughter and only child Emily graduated from high school last week. Just yesterday, I believe, she...

When is a person ‘elderly?’

So when is a person elderly? Last week I asked you to tell me when you believe a person should be considered "elderly." See the...

My new space age boxer shorts

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Bless her heart, my significant other's kindness. I'm only an hour away from wrapping up this week's RVtravel.com newsletter but I...

My hero Ernie Pyle

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com I would like to tell you about Ernie Pyle. Unless you are 80 or older you have likely never heard...

Could it happen? ‘Viagra’ Old Faithful?

An $11 billion maintenance backlog has National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis proposing “an unprecedented level of corporate donations” to the national parks, according...

Dogs that are cats, or is it the other way around?

  I saw this local publication in a news rack in Prescott, Arizona. At first glance it appeared something was terribly wrong. Those are very unusual...

The night I met Fats Domino

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL For some reason, a few minutes ago I started humming "Blueberry Hill." The song reminded me of the night I met...

Not buying these girlie calendars

  I found these calendars on a magazine rack in rural Oregon, in the mountains near Bend. You find a lot of hunting and fishing magazines (and...

Mr. Ed, the talking “elk dog.”

Remember Mr. Ed, the talking horse of TV fame? It's entirely possible that instead of being called a "talking horse," he'd be called a...

I am a snoop, but it’s okay

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I sometimes eavesdrop on other people's conversations. It's not that I intentionally snoop, it's just that sometimes people talk so loud...

Variety stores: Going, going. . . (almost) gone

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com Maybe your grandmother shopped here. Maybe you did if you grew up in rural America. You don't find many variety stores...

When arguing, two people can both be right

  By Chuck Woodbury, editor What do you see in the illustration to the right? Do you see a wineglass? Or do you see something...
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