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Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

The Garden Chronicles

Backyard Homesteading, Gardening, Tomatoes

Finally got hammered with a hard frost the other evening.  The tomatoes are kaput.

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Friday Morning Music

Ancient Music Relics, Friday Morning Music, Neil Diamond

It's the start of your weekend ladies. And even though the man is solitary try to be less stoic.  And please don't be so deadpan and pick at your eyes.

Early Neil Diamond....

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Pain in the Ass

Artificial Joints, Arthritis, Femoroacetabular Impingment, Health Care, Hip Replacement Surgery, Pain In The Ass

I have been feeling a bit lowly lately.  Cranky too.

Right hip osteoarthritis with findings which should be correlated with the clinical scenario of cam-type femoroacetabular impingment. 

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Friday Morning Music

Creedence Clearwater Revival, , Friday Morning Music, John Fogerty

I might have posted a variation of this a year or more ago.  But you cannot get too much John Fogerty...

The Garden Chronicles

Backyard Homesteading, Gardening, Onions, Pumpkins

The closing chapter on this year's garden.

The onions have been drying in the machine shed for a month.  Yesterday was a perfect day to knock the outer layer of dried skin-off and snip the whithered stems.  It was blowing like a gale and the wind carried all of the detritus away.

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A Guy With Two Girlfriends

Girlfriend, Good Looking Blondes, Hunting, Labrador Retrievers, Life Is Good, Raising a Puppy, Sister

Life is complicated when you have a wife and a couple of girlfriends.

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Friday Morning Music

Garage Band Music, Jim Jones Revue

Ooooh baby.  If you like funky blues-rock, dust-off your dancing shoes and crank-up the volume on your office workstation.

Begin your weekend with Jim Jones Revue... 

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Thursday Morning Music

KD Lang and The Siss Boom Bang, KD Lang Hallelujah, Thursday Morning Music

Monday evening found Jill and I at the Balboa Theater in the Gas Lamp District of San Diego to catch the closing performance of KD Lang's North American Tour.

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Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead, Dead People, Día de los Muertos, Family, Holidays, Religion

St. Bernard's reminds everyone of one of the traditions of the Catholic faith - namely the remembrance of the dead this time of year.

The history of this tradition is closely connected to the indigenous people that occupied Mexico long ago.  They observed the month-long pagan ritual celebrating death and rebirth during the ninth month of the Aztec solar calendar.  

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