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.
Brian's experiment making his own tile sealer leads to proof of a phenomenon he thought was just a theoretical possibility.
A few stories about two great dogs; one which involves a water-skiing incident.
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.
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.
Brian goes from San Francisco and back in a morning to take care of a little problem.
An overview of the cross-country trip Phyllis and Brian took in 1985.
Al Fliesman's expertise with a backhoe leads to potentially job-killing situation with Brian's associate, Pete Sartor.
Brian tells about acquiring the P14, getting pulled over by a highway patrolman, and skiing on the VVC lake.
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.
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.
As a landlord, Brian sometimes made unusual or innovative deals in dealings with tenants--and got good results.
Brian's epic coming-of-age journey of searching for and finding work during the depression.
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.
The recounting of Brian's encounter with Dale Evans at Viewpoint Medical Center.
Brian and his friend George Walker become bums for a summer and travel around the U.S. by freight car.
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.
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.