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.
I don't know about you but it took me more than an hour to drive from the day job tonite - back to Tosa Town and home. Roughly a hundred blocks and a normal 20 minute commute. Or less.
Bluemound Road was a freak'n parking lot.
And I was feeling more than frustrated.
I was feeling a little down.
I keep a pile of favorite pictures on my SmartPhone. It's terrific when you want to show-off the latest pic that Daughter or Son-In-Law sent. And when I need a little pick-me-up I fetch my device and scroll through the photo collection. Among them are mostly the grandchildren. You'll also find Jill, the dogs, the fellas and lately the brighter side of winter. It's sort of like having an old-fashioned photo album in your pocket. Something we used to call a Brag Book. Back in the day of course.
Sometimes a cheerful photo speaks volumes and I'm hopeful that some of my readers will find these cheering.
The Righteous and Hopeful Face of Old Man Winter...
Me in my snowshoes along with Sister and Girlfriend fetching an SD card from a trail camera.
Just look at 'em. Those Labs are grinning from ear to ear.
And there's nothing like some whitetail deer to lift your spirits. Like this offended mama and her fawn that were chased out of my garden while nibbling on a stalk or two of Brussels sprouts.
And this one that's probably destined for the Christmas card collage.
Cheer-up. There's much to be enjoyed about winter. So soak it-up while you can. The days are lengthening and before too long you'll be sweltering on the porch positively hungering for the cold white stuff.