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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

Gardening, Outdoors

I've been planting.

And I can hardly wait for fresh veggies to hit the table.

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On The Road Again - Fishing!

Fish'n, Family, Outdoors

I like fishing.

Yet I have never fished a salt water marsh.

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Recipe of the Day

Gardening, Terrific Cooking

I like homemade soup - don't you?

And I'm always on the lookout for a good soup recipe.

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On The Road Again - Doing The Blue Crab Shuffle

Fish'n, Family, Life Is Good, Terrific Cooking

If you clean a mess of fish there is a really good way to recycle all of the heads, guts and stuff that's left after you have retrieved your valuable and tasty fillets.

You use it to bait crab traps.

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The Other Moms

Girlfriend, Just For Fun, Outdoors, Critters

Yesterday Girlfriend and I went for a walk in the woods.

It was a long meandering walk with the pooch following her nose.

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Tuesday Morning Knopfler

Popular Culture

Probably one of the most awesome guitar solos in the music kingdom...

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More on the Retinue Recruitment Drive

Mayor Didier, Politics-Other, Politics-Tosa

On Tuesday of this week I took the opportunity to sneak out of the day job so that I could attend the Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation's Leadership Luncheon.

Six high school students from the community were recognized for their outstanding leadership achievements - and I was reminded of what a slacker I was in high school.

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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening, Outdoors

There has been an inch-plus of perfectly-timed rain in the past week.

Radishes, onions, peas, beets, cabbages, spinach, lettuces and peas (planted two weeks ago) are up and looking good. 

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On The Road Again - The Trouble With Seafood

Life Is Good, Terrific Cooking, Travel

One of the problems with being on vacation is trying to figure out where your next meal is coming from.

I am being serious.

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Thursday Morning Earworm

Popular Culture, Gas Pains



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You Have Voice Mail

Veterans, Family, Tosa Personalities, Strange But True

My computers speak to me.

If I receive voice mail a chipper female voice announces:  You have voice mail.

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Tuesday Morning Music

Popular Culture

I am a bit bummed-out.

Wilco's former multi-instrument talent Jay Bennett passed-away this week.

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On The Road Again - Cocktail Hour

Life Is Good, Refreshing Adult Beverage, Terrific Cooking

I ran across Rollie the oysterman the other day.

We were over at the dock where the shrimpers tie-up and Rollie was tooling about on his ATV.

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