August 31, 2004 -- I delivered in Athens, Tennessee early Monday morning. Later that day I reloaded at Cleveland, Tennessee with a load going to Hazleton, Pennsylvania. I dropped and hooked there earlier this (Tuesday) evening. Now I'm on my way to drop my empty trailer at Hershey, Pennsylvania and pick up another load going to Atlanta, Georgia.

I've been having a very enjoyable time listening to the Republican National Convention the past couple of days on the XM audio feed of the Fox News Channel. I'm really starting to feel even more optimistic that George W. Bush will be re-elected and the Islamic terrorists will ultimately be defeated.

I'm especially impressed with the speeches given by former New York City Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Thank God there are people in public life today that really understand the principles that make America great and are willing to step out in the public arena and stand up for those principles.