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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 Politics of Ebola

Politics, Scary People, Infectious Diseases

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Gin Blossoms, Hey Jealousy, Perfectly Good Guitar

Blast from the recent past.  Not exactly the original band but close enough.

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Got Mice?

Critters, Mice, Household Pests, Rodent Borne Diseases

Just the other day my lovely wife mentioned that she saw something in the news about the rodent population basically exploding this fall.  Otherwise fastidious homeowners were finding evidence of mice everywhere.  Even in their kitchen drawers.  Exterminators were doing a land office business.  Mice as far as the eye could see.  Jill said it had something to do with the cold weather last winter.  The polar vortex kept the snows deep and impenetrable so that the usual predators of mice couldn't dine upon them.  At least conveniently.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Garage Band Music, My Baby Don't Care, The Gants, Muscle Shoals

Start your weekend with the stroll down memory lane.

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Consider the Onion

Backyard Homesteading, Gardening, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Onions

A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.

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