Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Gazing at the Flag: Help Our Soldiers Help Afghan Children

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This image is from Gazing at the Flag and tells the story of Todd Larkin who wants us to Help our soldiers help Afghan children one pair of shoes, one pair of mittens, and a cap at a time!
Meet Todd Larkin... Todd is a soldier serving in Afghanistan. He is also a humanitarian and my hero for the projects he undertakes for the Afghan children. He needs our help with these projects.

He is trying to get shoes, mittens, caps, coats and sweaters and other warm clothing to hand out to the children of Afghanistan - warm clothes for those without in the grip of winter. The clothes don't need to be new, but they do need to be clean. Toys are good, too!!!
If you can help him with his projects, please send to:

Michael T. Larkin
Camp Phoenix, AF
APO, AE 09320

And, please visit his website for some wonderful stories and pictures! (which I borrowed/stole to put here - thanks, Todd!!!) Task Force Phoenix

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Hat Tip: chrys at Pettifog

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #27

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Thursday Thirteen #27

13 things about Dane Bramage

The 13 Home Repair and Improvement Projects I Have to Do
Well before I can keep my New Years Resolution to do work around the house I guess I should at least get a preliminary list of things to do. In no particular order here are 13 things I have to get done around the house.
  1. Paint the Living Room "Completely Redo the Living Room" would be a better project but I will split it up. Painting will get rid of those lovely scribbly crayon marks. Does Crayola subsidize home improvement? They SHOULD!

  2. New Carpet for the Living Room I don't know what the old color was. The current color is "Stained". If there is a fluid that can discolor fabric then it is represented in my carpet.

  3. Replace Gutters A storm brought down my gutters and I managed to get them back up but they are in sad shape. I'd love to get the kind that you don't have to clean the leaves out of.

  4. Repair the Deck I would just love to tear it down and rebuild but I am not made of money. I will have to be happy replacing missing boards and staining and sealing.

  5. Fix the Roof of the Garage A project that has been in the works since I moved in but since I only use the garage for storage it hasn't been an issue.

  6. De-stenchify the Basement Living on top of seven cats and a dog is odoriferous to say the least. I am worried because I have been told that the smell of cats is particularly difficult to get rid of. I am already considering professionals when the time comes.

  7. The rest of the list is below the fold. Go to the end of the post and click "We want to read more!"

  8. Appliance Replacement My washer and dryer have given up the ghost. When my friend moves out I will need to get replacements. I may replace the refrigerator and stove as well.

  9. New Furniture for the Living Room The living room is just that, the place where my family lives. When I moved in the furniture was new. Now it bears the scars of extreme wear and tear. The kids have played and slept on it for three years.

  10. Work on the Lawn I have a brown thumb. My front lawn looks so anemic. I had professionals come out every month the first year I was here and it turned out to be a waste of money. I will have to get aggressive!

  11. Relocate My Office I may or may not move my office. I thought that if I move it to the attic wit my bedroom it would free up another room which I might turn into a guest room or a home theater. But I kind of like having the office on the first floor. We'll have to see.

  12. Rumpus Room To take some of the stress off of the living room I thought I would build a rumpus room in the basement.

  13. Replace the Central Air Conditioner It is on it's last leg and it probably won't last another summer.

  14. New Bed for My Bedroom I promised myself shortly after I moved in that I would replace that old piece of junk but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I don't think I will get to all of them this year. A lot depends on other factors and how much money and help I can get. But that's the short list.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Headlines for Tuesday 1/23/2007

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DiCaprio: I wanted to quit acting after 'Titanic'
Many are waiting for him to start acting

'Idol' judges: We're not meaner
'Idol' contestants: It's OK, we're not smarter

Muslims tired of being the villains on '24'
Spokesman says "What makes you think we behave like that; aside from the news?"

Apple reports record profits
They're laughing all the way to the iBank

Man Survives Fall From 17th Floor
Man plummets to 16th floor and then takes elevator to the ground

Keith Urban out of rehab, ready to tour
Singer is another 12 steps away from Nicole Kidman

Lindsay Lohan checks into rehab
She took Keith Urban's old room

Drought drives snakes to the cities
Snakes prefer drive to flying, afraid of Samuel L. Jackson on plane

Antidepressants May Raise Bone Risk
Now there's a depressing thought

Dinosaur may have resembled the biplane
Aviation museums now display bones of the Fokkersaurus

Pet Shop Owner Creates Beer for Dogs
It is served in toilet shaped mugs

Need boost? Take midday snooze
Medical researchers had dubbed this breakthrough 'A Nap'

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 26

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Thursday Thirteen #26

13 things about Dane Bramage

13 Favorite Bible Verses

Get out your Good Book, King James only please. I am going to share 13 of my favorite Bible verses. The Bible is still the most quoted literary work in the world, in history probably. There is a verse for everything. When my ex-girlfriend refused my marriage proposal she quoted Romans 1:13 "Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren". I was crushed and begged her to reconsider and all she would say is "Sir, you're holding up the line. Please pull up to the next window to get your food and quit bothering me." Okay maybe that didn't happen but the point is valid. you can find a verse for every situation.
  1. Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. This is my life's verse. I quit worrying about food and shelter trusting that the Lord would provide what I need. Amazingly after trusting in Christ my stress level decreased dramatically and I no longer have insomnia or stomach problems. Probably because of the next verse;

  2. Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. I used to lay awake at night with worries, sometimes not sleeping at all. That hasn't happened now in 13 years. I am asleep almost as soon as my head hits the pillow. Praise God.

  3. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And He didn't do it with a bang, big or otherwise. It amazes me that we live in a world where everything we have is created by some means or other but people think that the universe just happened.

  4. John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. Ever meet people who claim to be Christian and tell you how much they love Jesus but they live like heathens? The proof of a person's love for Christ is whether or not they are living a Christian life to the best of their abilities. Jesus Himself said this. Don't tell me how much you love Jesus; show me.

  5. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: No one can earn their way into Heaven. Only by God's unmerited favor can we see the golden streets.

  6. John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. When I got saved Jesus gave me eternal life. It is something I have now. I am 100% sure that when I die, whenever it will happen, I have a home in heaven. I have Jesus' Word on it right here.

  7. The rest of the post is below the fold. Go to the end of the post and click "We want to read more!"
  8. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus said this to Nicodemus and it has become perhaps the most famous Bible quote of all. So simple and yet so very deep at the same time. Praise the Lord!

  9. Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. So if I come knocking on your door someday this is why. Jesus gave the Great Commission not only in the book of Mark but in all the Gospels and the book of Acts. It must be important for Him to say it five times.

  10. Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Nobody is perfect. God knows this and says so right here. It's why we need a Saviour.

  11. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Everybody is a sinner. EVERYBODY!

  12. Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus died to pay for our sins.

  13. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Salvation is a gift, one we cannot earn but only accept.

  14. Romans 10:13 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. And that is how we accept Him. Pray and ask Him to be our Saviour and believe that He is the Son of God and that he rose from the dead. It is really that simple.

Many people think that the Bible is some kind of road map to Heaven and that if you read it and keep the commandments you get to go there. The truth is the last 5 verses I shared with you is all a person needs to understand in order to go to Heaven. The Bible is a blueprint for living to those of us who are going to Heaven. If you have a life's verse or just a favorite leave it in the comments.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Headlines for Wednesday 1/17/2007

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Report: Jolie, Pitt move to New Orleans
Big Easy braces for arrival of another disaster

Happy ending as writer McEwan finds lost brother
Brother found under sofa cushions along with a comb, the remote, and 77 cents

Hong Kong Limits Pregnant Chinese Women
Sale on prenant Chinese women huge success. Supplies depleted

Make time for family if it's what you value
Otherwise let the little monsters fend for themselves

Escaped chimp gets snack, cleans bathroom
Chimp made McDonalds Employee of the Month three times stright

Suspect nabbed after picking wrong door
Never should have gone on "Let's Make a Deal"

Ronald McDonald statue reported stolen
Mayor McCheese promises swift McJustice to the McCulprits

Winter storm closes I-10, strands motorists in West Texas
Stranded motorists had to miss Al Gore's Global Warming speech

Racial Hate Feeds a Gang War’s Senseless Killing
Bigotry detracts from the Gang War's sensible killings

Three pigs trigger fire in rural Serbia
Police say motive was revenge on wolf who destroyed their homes

Pigs outnumber people in German state
Expect Porcine crime rate to skyrocket; should've learned lesson from Serbia

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Obama Bama Bama Bama Ding Dong

Well in case you hadn't heard, Barack Obama announced his intention to run for President in 2008. To which I say "Good luck brother". Personally I wouldn't vote for him even if he were a Republican. Bottom line is he lacks experience. But he is claiming that as an asset instead of a shortcoming.
"Our leaders in Washington seem incapable of working together in a practical, common sense way," Obama said in a video posted on his Web site. "Politics has become so bitter and partisan, so gummed up by money and influence, that we can't tackle the big problems that demand solutions. And that's what we have to change first."
The MSM seems to be equating Obama with the phrase "A new kind of politics". Obama himself claims it is something we need and oddly he fails to mention how he plans to pull it off.

But he has the charisma and right now he has a following. It will be interesting to see how well he does and how the Republicans plan to counter the Obama machine.

When People Work Together

There is really nothing that can't be accomplished when people work together. Here is a a highly viewed video at You Tube. It is a great feel good story about turning a school around and getting business involved in the lives of kids. I particularly like the tutoring aspect. It is something that anyone can do. I mean if you can read, help someone who can't.
Hat Tip Eddie Butler

Friday, January 12, 2007


Well as you know my friend Scott is having a book published. I asked him if his "pennies article" was in the book and he said "No." I thought it was a great article so I asked his permission to preprint it here. He said "Yes." As you will discover, he is not a man of few words. Enjoy.

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Many years ago while proceeding to work, I saw a penny lying on the sidewalk. Picking it up I realized I had just made the equivalent of $36 an hour. The logic being it took me one second to pick the penny up, and there are 3600 seconds in an hour, hence the “minimum wage”!

When I got inside I told my boss about my good fortune; he wasn't impressed. I don't suppose he had much of a sense of humor.

I have heard many people say that they would not pick up pennies since they don't have much, if any, value today. There's nothing left that you can buy by itself for a penny. Those specials where you “buy one at regular price, get the next one for a penny” don't count.

But for whatever reason I continued to pick them up, until I became an Owner Operator. That is, I bought my own truck and worked for myself, leased to a local trucking company.

Then the bad luck started to happen. It seemed every time I found a penny and picked it up, I would have a tire go bad on the truck. If I saw a penny and walked on by, nothing would happen. But if I picked it up, POW! a tire would go. I “proved” this theory. At a truck stop in New Mexico I saw a penny and walked on past into the building. I saw it again on the way out, and continued on. I had no tire problems on that trip.

I figured since others would not pick up pennies, there was a strong probability that it would be there the next time I was in the area. Sure enough, it was still there, so I picked it up. Not a hundred miles down the road I had a tire blow! So from that point on I refused to pick up any pennies.

Now I digress for good reason. Hang in there.

Just a few years ago God finally got my attention. In the process of studying the Bible and learning about Jesus, I realized how silly my superstitions were, but never got around to addressing the penny issue.

Then recently I received an E-mail about a rich man finding a penny and acting like he'd won the lottery. When asked why he was so happy about finding a penny, he replied, “Because it says right on there, ‘In God We Trust.’ What could be better than that?”

Since reading that I've been picking up the pennies I “find,” averaging one for every day I've worked. It isn't enough to just know the saying is there; I make it a point to read the caption: “In God We Trust.”

Later when I meet up with somebody I show him or her the penny. The usual response is “So what?” That opens the door for me to tell them about the motto, and to profess my belief in God and Jesus.

It's ironic that the smallest denomination of our currency could be a tangible reminder of God's grace. I may not have a lot of money, but by God's grace I'm rich.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #25

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Thursday Thirteen #25

13 things about Dane Bramage

Favorite TV Shows

Well I knew I had to get around to it eventually. I would have to come up with 13 T.V. shows that weren't SpongeBob Squarepants and put them in a list. First the history, since after all, this is all about me. Once upon a time I was a walking T.V. Guide. I could tell you what was on when and who were the stars. I watched so much television I thought I'd turn into one. Not anymore. Since I started living a Christian life, television has gotten less important. It has also gotten more violent and morally corrupt and the amount of nudity makes me nauseous. As of this moment in time, there is only one network show that I watch (assuming you consider CW a network) and it is Smallville. And you know I might stop watching it. Lana Lang (Kristen Kreuk) has turned into such a slut kitten, and all the females on the show are having illicit sex. I do watch other shows but their new seasons haven't started yet. So my list consists of shows new and old that I have enjoyed in my life
  1. Smallville This season Clark Kent isn't the only hero in town. I like Green Arrow but as I mentioned earlier, Lana has been in the sack a lot lately.

  2. Stargate Atlantis I wasn't sure I would like the show but the characters and situations have grown on me. I like SG-1 too and am sad to see it go

  3. Doctor Who I am a Doctor Who fan from the Tom Baker days. I love the new series despite a serious liberal slant and a couple jabs at GW Bush.

  4. Hill Street Blues I was in front of the set every night this show came on. It had a shaky start but NBC kept the faith and didn't pull it, a move that paid off. I also liked St. Elsewhere from the same people.

  5. Northern Exposure I loved this show when it was on. Janine Turner a total hotty. I sometimes imagined living in a place like Cicely. Oddly I cared the least for Rob Morrow's character, Dr. Joel Fleischman, but I never saw an episode after he left.

  6. Star Trek Okay I loved most things Trek. I loved the original series. I even liked the cartoon version. I was ecstatic when the Next Generation aired. I was pleasantly surprised and pleased by Deep Space Nine. I even fell in love with Voyager. I was very disappointed with Enterprise except with the casting of Scott Bakula. There are rumors of a new Trek with Kirk and Spock in the early days. I hate it already without even seeing it. Enterprise should have taught them a valuable lesson in revisionist history.

  7. The rest of the list is below the fold. Go to the end of the post and click "We want to read more!"

  8. Quantum Leap I'm a Leap Head. What an awesome show. Where else could you get weekly life drama with the sci-fi in the background? Nowhere. Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell were consistently great.

  9. The Six Million Dollar Man In a time when Sci-fi on television was scarce, Steve Austin made life bearable. I would wait anxiously every Friday for the new episode. I even bought a new fangled snack food called Pringles. How'd they do that to those chips? I watched SMDM and even The Bionic Woman. Things got really weird when they were on separate networks.

  10. Night Gallery Rod Serling was warped. I'm warped. Hence the attraction. Night Gallery usually had shorter stories than Twilight Zone which appealed to my adolescent attention span.

  11. The Name of the Game Back when I was young and naive and thought that magazines and other print media cared about truth more than agenda, there was The Name of the Game. Each week was a show that starred either Gene Barry, Tony Franciosa, or Robert Stack. Occasionally they had guest stars as the main character too. They were magazine editors/reporters and were always in some deep trouble getting a story for their magazine. I think Stack worked for Crime magazine and Franciosa worked on People (before there was a People magazine.) Don't ask me why a nine year old boy would like this show, I just did. I also watched it in syndication years later in high school, late at night after SNL. I found I still liked the shows.

  12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer I thought the film was funny but I wasn't sure I would watch a television show about Buffy. The first season was a little shaky but after that I was hooked. I loved the characters and the villains and life in Sunnydale in general. The writing was excellent and witty. I was really sad to see Sara Michelle Geller hang up her stake. I also loved the spinoff, Angel. I think it's run was too short.

  13. M*A*S*H What can you say about a show that lasted three times longer than the conflict it portrayed? I loved the show. I was glued to the set when it was on. It was on during my transition from childhood to adulthood. weird to think about it that way but I started watching it as a kid. Some of the characters really changed over the life of the show.

  14. Mythbusters I have never gotten into the whole "reality TV" thing except with the Discovery Channel. I love Mythbusters. The hosts Adam and Jamie are perfect and the things they do are downright entertaining. Cast in that same mold is Mike Rowe and Dirty Jobs. I wish I had a dirty job so they would come out and do a show but working in a soap factory doesn't present many dirty opportunities.

Okay you are saying "What about Friends Dane? And surely you watched Seinfeld!" Nope. Not an episode. They are not even on my radar. Now I would add Law and Order and the vegetable soup spin offs. They have been consistently well done and have been on forever. But I never watched them regularly. I have this weird thing going on though. If I sit down and catch the first few minutes of a Law and Order episode, I generally have to sit through the whole thing. Don't know why I just do. So I avoid channel surfing late at night for that reason. Leave a favorite show with you comment!
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

What Faith Are You Quiz

I took another religion quiz. The results were predictable although I don’t understand how I wind up with so much Quaker and seventh day Adventist. I really don’t know why Islam and Orthodox Judaism are the same percentage (I think the only reason Islam is on there at all is because of PC-ism).  I am a self proclaimed conservative Fundamental Baptist (which contrary to what many believe is NOT protestant).  What are you and what does the quiz say you are?


Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)


Orthodox Quaker (81%)


Seventh Day Adventist (79%)


Eastern Orthodox (78%)


Roman Catholic (78%)


Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (60%)


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (59%)


Islam (53%)


Orthodox Judaism (53%)


Jehovah's Witness (46%)


Hinduism (37%)


Bahá'í Faith (35%)


Liberal Quakers (32%)


Sikhism (30%)


Reform Judaism (28%)


Unitarian Universalism (27%)


Jainism (26%)


Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (26%)


Nontheist (23%)


Mahayana Buddhism (21%)


Theravada Buddhism (21%)


Scientology (20%)


New Thought (18%)


Neo-Pagan (15%)


New Age (14%)


Taoism (13%)


Secular Humanism (11%)


Monday, January 08, 2007

Headlines for Monday 1/08/2007

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Well now that Blogger is all NEW BLOGGER the "Blog This" feature is working better than ever! You know what that means? Headlines...

Court Drops Kurd Charges Against Saddam
Saddam had no comment on his court victory

Elvis-Nixon Meeting Has Fans Shook Up
Millions flock to catch a glimpse of the two dead guys

'Plutoed' Chosen As '06 Word of the Year
Definition has to do with a Disney cartoon dog and your leg

Pa. Man Gets Letter Postmarked 1954
Letter was first USPS "Express Service" item

Alaska Snowman Has Some Neighbors Fuming
Hundreds flock to his meadow; pretend he's Parson Brown

Britney: I'll be back 'bigger and better than ever'
Singer has signed up for more breast enhancement surgery

FDA Approves 1st Drug for Obese Dogs
Record sales turns shareholders into Fat Cats

Judge dismisses suit against Michael Moore
No one can find a suit to fit Mr. Moore whose reported belt size is "equator"

2007 predicted to be world's warmest year
Midwest residents comments could not be heard from under record snowfall

Pelosi hints at denying Bush Iraq funds
Top Dem has no need to pretend to support the troops anymore

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #24

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Thursday Thirteen #24

13 things about Dane Bramage

New Years Resolution Edition

Well another year has started and I thought It would be nice to make some resolutions for 2007, you know for all the right reasons. Plus It gives me another Thursday 13 to do at the end of the year explaining why I didn't keep them! Two for one, we are all about value. So here are 13 New Years Resolutions for 2007.
  1. Be a Better Christian It takes work and sometimes when you think you've arrived you are far, far from the mark. So I am adjustiing my course this year.

  2. Read Through The Bible I am going to read through the Bible again.

  3. Post More Seeing how slack I was in 2006 this should be a piece of cake.

  4. Get More Involved in Charity Work I will give more of my time and talents for others this year.

  5. Lose Some Weight I could be cheesy and not set a weight loss goal and then when the holiday pounds drop off say I have accomplished my resolution, but that would only work if I keep them off during the next holiday season.

  6. Work Harder at Church I will do more in the choir, Men's Quintet and in the Bus Ministry

  7. Be More Politically Active 2008 is not that far away and if the Republicans want to take back the House and Senate, we need to start now. Mud won't sling itself! (kidding!)

  8. Learn to Be a Better Photographer Self improvement isn't limited to spiritual and philosophical endeavors. I want to be a better picture takerer.

  9. Learn to Be a Better Photochopper Once I take a good picture, I want to be able to alter it beyond all recognition.

  10. Whip the Ole Homestead Into Shape I have been a homeowner for over three years and I really need to start putting some work into the place.

  11. Read More I will make a list of books to read and make time to read them. (Including Trucker's Tales and The Rest Falls Away)

  12. Take Better Care of Myself As much as I would like it to be otherwise, I am getting old. And I am showing it. Time to invest in the care and maintenance of the old temple.

  13. Make a List of 13 Resolutions There that one is done!

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

In Memoriam: James Brown and Gerald Ford

I would like to just say in passing that James Brown and Gerald Ford will both be missed. Each was important to me for different reasons. Other bloggers had more elaborate tributes and more elloquant words so I won't dwell on it. My prayers to their families.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Strange Behavior

Blogger has been acting weird. I hope it doesn't continue to screw up my posts. Please tell me if you are having difficulty reading "Trucker's Tales". The heading and text keeps blinking out on me.

Trucker's Tales

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My friend Scott (who has guest posted here in the past) has a book coming out.  Trucker's Tales is available for pre-order by Tate Publishing. It is a great book of Scott’s adventures over-the-road. Order a copy today!


Happy 2007 everyone! I would like to thank all the people who visit my site and wish them blessings in 2007.  Things got really heavy and hectic around the Bramage homestead but everything is well now and I am looking forward to getting back to a regular posting schedule.