Friday, November 22, 2013

Kids With Guns - Bama & Da's Cabin 1970's

"Pumped Up Kicks" - Bama & Da's Cabin 1970's

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The beginning of adaptive ski mountaineering!

This is a video of great friend of mine who I adore. Please take a moment to look at what Allen Tonkin is up to; you'll not regret it. While you watch this video, keep in mind, after his parachuting accident, Allen not only didn't give up but he's now doing things most of us who still have the use of our limbs don't. And this is what makes Allen (III) Tonkin one of my heroes.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


My paternal Grandfather "Lee Brainard" served in the Air Force during World War II as a "Ball Turret Tail Gunner" with the 323rd Bomb Group, 453rd Bomb Squadron from 1941 to 1945; he is one of my "heroes".

A few years back, the son of one of my Grandfathers buddies in his squadron wrote about these amazing men and their experiences during World War II.  I've linked his book below.

"Dust of their Bodies"

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4 

Part 5

Part 6