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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.

Reflections of a Homebody

Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

You know - being around home lately seems to agree with you.  Even your blood pressure is setting record lows.  Maybe you should seriously think about retirement.

I give Jill the hairy eyeball and remind her that my recent confinement to quarters has not necessarily been of my choosing but largely because I am convalescing.  Oh sure, it's a decadent pleasure to read a couple of daily papers and all the magazines I can handle.  I've even gotten any number of books under my belt and just started on an old favorite - Chesapeake by James Michener.

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Seasonal Departure From Rational Thought

Intercession of Saints, Green Bay Packer Football, Superstition

At great risk of any of you regular readers getting the idea that I am prone to superstitious beliefs I'll have you know that I am on very good terms with my threadbare Packer shirt from a decade and a half ago and my lucky green wool socks.  To my mind it's all perfectly reasonable.

I consider myself to be on rather good terms with St. Hubert who is the patron saint of hunters.  This is a perfectly rational belief grounded in centuries of religious practice.  There are certainly more football fans than hunters. And are not Packer fans of a similar religious fervor?  So why not an official patron saint?    

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Friday Morning Music

Angel of The Morning, Chrissie Hynde, Hot Women, Friday Morning Music, The Pretenders

A modern-day blast from the past featuring Chrissie Hynde in all her hotness...

Bionic Dog

Family, Good Looking Blondes, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Public Policy, Sister

There is a thread over on the Tosa Town Square about: Kathleen Vinehout: Dairy Farmer, College Professor, State SenatorThe individual who posted it suggested that Tosans might - Get familiar with the name.  This probably has something to do with Senator Vinehout's musings about running against Governor Walker.

Recall election notwithstanding I perused the Senator's web page - and sure enough - as a farmer she and her family spent nearly two years without health insurance.  It is no surprise that the discussion on the TTS almost immediately devolved into a discussion of health insurance.

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Friday Morning Music

Eric Burdon and the Animals, Friday Morning Music, Furs, Psychedelic Music

Crank-up the volume on your workstation PC and scratch your head over all the youngsters scratching their heads over this gem - not to mention the heads on the walls of the studio set.

A golden goodie from the past. 

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Tea Party Shenanigans Take a Recess

Cluelessness, Economics, Michele Bachmann, National Politics, Rubbish, Silly People, Tea Party Shenanigans

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe, while Congress is in session.  

Often attributed to Mark Twain - this observation couldn't be closer to the truth.  Which is probably a contributing factor to Congress' dismally low approval rating.  At the end of last year only 5 percent of likely voters surveyed by Rasmussen rated the job Congress is doing as Good or Excellent.

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