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.
Start your weekend with an incredible duet.
Steve Earle with Emmylou Harris. One of my most favorite songs and favorite artists.
It seems like it has been raining babies lately.
My business partner and her husband recently welcomed their first child into the world.
A couple of weekends ago I was sorting through all manner of stuff I've collected over the years. I like to think of it as my self-treatment plan of my pack rat syndrome. I was determined to finally stow it away properly. Things from the years in Germany in one trunk. Boy Scout and Camp St. Michael stuff in another. Brewers stuff and Packer's stuff in their own bins.
Why is it that we save all of the routine, the collectible and arcane?
It has been hypothesized that there are only six degrees of separation between one of us and everyone else that inhabits our fragile satellite in the vast galaxy of the Milky Way.
I fumbled my way out of bed the other day at 4 AM.
Turning-on the coffee I assembled exactly two peanut butter sandwiches (with lettuce and mayonnaise), one hard-cooked egg, an orange and a bottle of water. Filling a small thermos with steaming joe I stuffed the flask, my breakfast and lunch along with a book into my backpack. Grabbing my trusty Mossberg turkey gun and a couple of shells I headed out in the dark. The previous afternoon I had stashed a duffel with decoys in a blind.
How many of you like palace intrigue as much as I do?
Seems like we have a moat load of it now that this coming Tuesday the Council is going to revisit the ratification of those union contracts they dismissed last month.
It certainly has been an interesting week what with the Council and the Governor and the Mayor and the crowds and the Budget Repair Bill.
Personally, I think that the Mayoral veto is going to cost us Tosans some money. Nevertheless, we'll have to see how it all plays out in the long run.
The trail camera takes rather nice pictures for a not so expensive device.
I had it mounted over a frequently traveled deer and turkey trail but with the spring melt, more snow and additional rain the trail has turned into a shallow river.
It's the start of the weekend and I cannot help but slip comfortably into an old favorite.
From The Lost Performance - Live at Taverne De L'Oympia - Paris.
You can ignore Earle's political commentary. This is a really good cover of a timeless Townes Van Zandt tune...