Check Your Tandems | Dumb car tricks: Passing hazards

Part memoir, part tall tale, part instructional manual: Chris DeBrie’s “Check Your Tandems” is from the perspective of a truck driver as he moves from newbie “greenhorn” to seasoned professional. Most automobile drivers are careful to move aside when they see a policeman’s blue flashers up ahead on the highway. They are careful when they see the red…

Check your tandems | Trucker Logs: Slip seat

Part memoir, part tall tale, part instructional manual: Chris DeBrie’s “Check Your Tandems” is from the perspective of a truck driver as he moves from newbie “greenhorn” to seasoned professional. What is “slip seat trucking”? It is for the tractor trailer driver who does not own a truck. This variety of driver is known as a…

Language Arts: English-Cebuano Lesson #2

In our first Cebuano-English lesson, we went over some basics that an English-speaking visitor to the Cebu (Visayan) area of the Philippines might want to know. Let us continue with some basics.    Excuse me and-or Pardon me. “Usba gud” can be used for Excuse me, I don’t understand what you meant by that. “Oos-bah good.”…