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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.

Friday Morning Music

Sheryl Crow, Hot Women, Strong Enough

Warm-up your weekend with Sheryl Crow and Strong Enough.

Social commentary too...

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Friday Morning Music

Big City, Friday Morning Music, Merle Haggard, Perfectly Good Fiddle

Digging your way out of the snow in the big city of Tosa Town like me?

Give the snow blower and shovel a rest, grab yourself a hot cuppa joe and start your weekend with some Merle Haggard.

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Guess The Critter

Animal Tracks, Critters, Guess The Critter, Outdoors

It's been a busy weekend. 

Hiking through the deep snow with the dogs to swap-out the SD cards on the trail cameras and then returning to the woods for an afternoon of tree farm maintenance.  The best way to get around when snow can reach a foot of depth is with snowshoes. 

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Thoughts About the Gun Control Debate - And a Couple of Predictions

Culture, Firearms

There will be no assault-style weapon ban.

Yup.  You heard it here first.  I'm not suggesting that I am clairvoyant.  Not hardly.  All you have to do is think about the logic of it all and you will easily arrive at the same conclusion. 

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Ho Hey, The Lumineeers

Start your weekend with some real music.

The Lumineers... 

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Winter - It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

Chores, Life Is Good, Winter

Speaking for myself I happen to enjoy winter.  I'm not making that up.  Sure, I don't like all of the excess salt that is spread on the parking lot at the day job.  Or the plow shrapnel that is left at the end of my driveway.  And I certainly don't like brushing-up against my dirty and salty car with office clothes.  But on balance winter and I get along remarkably well.  We're compatible.

First-off there's the social side of winter.  It's curling season.  And Jill and I find ourselves over at the Wauwatosa Curling Club twice a week including a couples league.  It's also indoor archery time.  And after work Braumeister and Smokey Joe and I shoot arrows over at West Town Archery.  This is followed by dinner and talking politics.  Guys night out.  My pals Sid and Lawyer have been lobbying me to go ice drinking.  We'll see about that.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Leroy Van Dyke, Old School Country Music, Walk On By, Walk Down Memory Lane

 Check this out this walk down memory lane.

And start your weekend with some Leroy Van Dyke – and Walk On By...

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Winter - It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore - Part II

Labrador Retrievers, Life Is Good, Whitetail Deer, Winter

I don't know about you but it took me more than an hour to drive from the day job tonite - back to Tosa Town and home.  Roughly a hundred blocks and a normal 20 minute commute.  Or less.

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