Musings of An Old Man

by Brian K. Moore

Chin Up Boy

All his life Brian was good at chin-ups and he just kept improving until retiring at 70-years-old with an impressive personal record.

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Spontaneous Combustion

Brian's experiment making his own tile sealer leads to proof of a phenomenon he thought was just a theoretical possibility.

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Farewell to Lassie and the Advent of Purp

A few stories about two great dogs; one which involves a water-skiing incident.

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Radiator Water and the Old Dodge to Louisiana

In early summer 1935 when Brian was 16, he took a trip  with his mother and 21 year old brother Joe from Alhambra to Louisiana in his 1924 Dodge touring car.

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Taken in Tow

Brian did a lot of towing in and of being towed in anything with wheels. Here are a few of the more harrowing towing stories.

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To Frisco and Back

Brian goes from San Francisco and back in a morning to take care of a little problem.

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Phyllis Across the USA

An overview of the cross-country trip Phyllis and Brian took in 1985.

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Pete’s Pocket

Al Fliesman's expertise with a backhoe leads to potentially job-killing situation with Brian's associate, Pete Sartor.

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Buzz and the Boat

Brian tells about acquiring the P14, getting pulled over by a highway patrolman, and skiing on the VVC lake.

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Azucar Mine

Brian spends a week working in a mine with his brother Joe. They learn about dynamite and get a visit from Joe's girlfriend—and Brian's future sister-in-law.

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Back From Belize

On a motorhome trip south, Brian leaves Phyllis in Mexico in order to spend a day in Belize and comes close to getting detained at the border.

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Funny Business

As a landlord, Brian sometimes made unusual or innovative deals in dealings with tenants--and got good results.

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Grand Coulee Dam

Brian's epic coming-of-age journey of searching for and finding work during the depression.

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Lights Out in Apple Valley

Brian and his son Jim take flying lessons together. After some harrowing experiences they both solo and Jim gets starts his career as an airline pilot.

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Run-in With Dale

The recounting of Brian's encounter with Dale Evans at Viewpoint Medical Center.

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Brian Goes on the Bum

Brian and his friend George Walker become bums for a summer and travel around the U.S. by freight car.

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A Tough Call

In the 50s phone service in the High Desert was virtually non existent! Brian writes of the changes in communication technology during his time there.

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Phyllis and Brian Motorhome Across USA

In 1985, Phyllis and Brian drove across the U.S. and back in their motorhome. He documented their travels from Apple Valley to Myrtle Beach and back.

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