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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.

Canada Day

Family, Popular Culture

Today's music rekindles fond memories of a summer of traveling and a certain German girl. 

But I digress.

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Walking the Dog

Critters, Girlfriend, Just For Fun, Outdoors

This is my Labrador retriever - Girlfriend.

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If Only The Dead Could Talk

Roadside Curiosities

Some of you might consider this to be a strange revelation - but I happen to harbor several eccentricities.

No way! 

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An Update On Doings At the Palace

Silly People, Public Policy, Politics-Tosa, Mayor Didier

From the Wauwatosa GOP website is the following tidbit-

Alderman Jackie Jay has drafted and will present to the legislation committee on Tuesday, July 14th, a referendum:

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Nurturing the Cult of Victimhood

Silly People, Politics-Tosa, Public Policy

Tosa's Legislation, Licensing and Communications Committee has approved an advisory referendum on voter identification.

So let's take this discussion to the next level.

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The Cat Doesn't have Ten Lives


Figaro, of Wauwatosa, WI.  Age 97, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2009.  Born to a  family of barn cats she was adopted by a young girl as a pet.  Figaro was a career house cat who specialized as a mouser of drafty, old Tosa bungalows.  She will be remembered for reminding her human companions when to go to bed and was fond of reading the morning newspaper over coffee.  She was preceded in death by her half-brother, Bubba, a noted Tosa chipmunk hunter.  She is survived by Tom, Jill and Girlfriend.  Interment was on the family farm.

She was a darn good cat.

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Monday Morning Kinky Music

Popular Culture

I rode my bicycle all weekend and  it's time to work-out the kinks.

The origin of all garage band music.....

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Riding For A Reason

Just For Fun, Roadside Curiosities, Bicycling

Riding a bicycle is a terrific way to get some fresh air and exercise.

Two-wheeled transportation is ideally suited for soaking-up the world around you since you're not tearing down the road at seventy miles per hour.  There is no shortage of roadside curiosities if you pay close attention to what's going on.

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The Garden Chronicles


I'm feeling better about the garden with every passing day.  After that close brush with the cucumber beetles things seem to have settled into a routine with everything putting down roots and growing.

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Recipe of the Day

Gardening, Terrific Cooking

One of the cool things about having a garden is having a steady supply of fresh produce.

Like this freshly-picked bib lettuce-

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Test Your Powers of Observation

Roadside Curiosities

North of the I-43 Grafton Exit (Number 93) some of you may have noted a bridge being built. It's part of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail

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Cave Man

Critters, , Just For Fun

Some of my 42 readers will have figured-out by now that in a number of ways my wife and I are of opposite tastes.

For instance - our tastes in wines or beers.  Or our dress.  Movies too.  Sometimes the ballot box.  

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Friday Morning Music

Popular Culture

Classical music to kick-off the weekend...


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