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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.

Phil's Revenge

Critters, Critters, Gardening

My nemesis - Phil the groundhog - has returned and has taken-up residence in my septic mound up-north.

Why a large rodent would wish to reside in someone else's sewage drain field is beyond me.  Perhaps the really nice sand and gravel strata and proximity to the garden counter the negative attributes?

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That's a Crock of...

Dangerous Kitchen Experiments, Gardening, Politics-Tosa

...Lactic Fermentation.

The rotund object that you see below is my new crock.  15 liter capacity.

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Friday Morning Music

Popular Culture

Hey!

It's the start of the weekend folks.  Time to celebrate the life of an American music icon that departed our earthly world.

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Friday Night Living

Life Is Good, Gardening, , Dangerous Kitchen Experiments

I'm living a brief bachelor existence.

Jill is in Tosa along with Girlfriend and I am up north with a list of chores as long as my arm.

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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening

Wow!  My wife tells me that this year's garden is one of the best. 

It is absolutely amazing what regular rainfall can do for your results.

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John Browning's Legacy

Firearms, Military History

Do children still play with toy guns?

As a kid I sure did.  Every boy on the block had at least a couple.  My pal Timmy even had a Johnny Reb field artillery piece.   Armed to the teeth we would regularly form squads to engage in childhood war games. 

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John Browning's Legacy

Colt Model 1911, Firearms, GI .45, John Browning, Military History, Springfield Armory

Do children still play with toy guns?

As a kid I sure did.  Every boy on the block had at least a couple.  My pal Timmy even had a Johnny Reb field artillery piece.   Armed to the teeth we would regularly form squads to engage in childhood war games. 

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Friday Morning Music

Popular Culture

It's the start of the weekend.

And what better way to start it than with one of the best versions of two of the best songs ever...

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It Don't Come Easy

Family, Girlfriend, Healthcare, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

If you're old like I am you might remember this song by Ringo Starr from the summer of 1971.

The last of my father's final expenses are finally getting accounted-for and settled.

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Friday Morning Music

Popular Culture

After all of excitement, explosions and ruckus of last weekend I am going to mellow-out over the next few days.  Gardening, grilling and hanging-out with friends is the plan.

This is a delightful acoustic version of one of the more popular songs from a group I've been a fan of since they first appeared in the early '80s.

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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening

Four quarts of tomatoes, four pints of dilled green beans (Bloody Mary garnish) and ten quarts of corn relish.

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Me, Bambi, Tarzan and Kyle

Bambi, Cut And Paste Blogging, Judy Zess, Kyle Prast, Kyle Prast The Censor, Lawrencia Bembenek, Outing a Blog Reader, Paula Zahn, Strange But True, Tarzan Of The Apes

It certainly has been an interesting week.

I sauntered on over to Hart Park last Wednesday to meet-up with Brother-In-Law and have a few beers at the Red Hot Chili Pipers concert.  I saw a bunch of people I know.  Including some readers.  I even met my newest, and 66th, reader.

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Friday Morning Music

Popular Culture

It's the start of the weekend people. 

And I've been thinking about what a terrific place good old Tosa Town is.

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Liver and Onions

Family, Terrific Cooking

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures it is hard to beat a soak in the hot tub, a good cigar or liver and onions.

I don’t know about the rest of you but I happen to like sautéed calves’ liver with onions served with crispy bacon.

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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening

With every year changes are made in the garden.  This is why we keep a detailed journal of where and when everything was planted.  The weather conditions.  The results - both successes and failures.  Along with what might have altered the results along the way.  Brilliant ideas are recorded while still fresh.

This year is no different.  Except the players have changed.

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