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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.

Nest Box Update - Home Invasion

Conservation, Just For Fun, Outdoors

Girlfriend and I made the rounds this morning and found this. 

It is never a good sign to find a box askew with bird parts on the lid.

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Deer Camp 2008

Conservation, Hunt'n, Smile For The Trail Cam

I'd bet one of the first thoughts through your head was:  

Whoa, Tom!  Aren't you getting ahead of yourself?

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Tosa Trivia

Tosa Trivia

Wauwatosa's current local paper is WauwatosaNOW and is delivered - free-for-nothing - with your JournalSentinel every Thursday. 

The on-line edition is pretty cool.  Moreover, it features the most talented collection of Community Voices - of ANY of the web pages. (Tosa rules - everyone else drools)


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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening, Just For Fun, Outdoors

The replacement tomato plants added following the post-Memorial Day frosts are doing well.  We have blossoms and some green tomatoes on the larger plants that survived.

Almost all of the sweet corn, beets, lettuce, cukes, pickles, cantaloupe and green beans had to be replanted following the monsoons.  They are behind schedule and making a recovery - some better than others. 

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Brett Favre - What a Difference Six Months Will Make

Gas Pains, Go - Pack, Just For Fun

I found this in the mailbag today.

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Mayoral Finance Reports


I stopped at City Hall on the way to the day job this morning and obtained copies of the latest Mayoral Campaign Finance Reports.

Copying costs were less than the price of a gallon of petrol and you don't even have to make a trip to City Hall.

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Trench Foot, Monkey Butt, and Road Rash - All for a Good Cause

Friends, Outdoors, Personal, Tosa Personalities

Last weekend I set out on an annual summer pilgrimage - my 16th consecutive one - riding the Scenic Shore 150 on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Wisconsin.  This is a two-day bike trek from Mequon to Sturgeon Bay that raises funds for blood related cancer research and patient services.

940 riders this year - a far cry from barely a hundred riders at the first event 15 years ago.  With a fund-raising goal of $550,000 - there is $525,000 already in the bank and more checks rolling-in daily.  These funds stay in Wisconsin.

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An Eruption of Wildflowers

Girlfriend, Guess the plant, Just For Fun, Outdoors

The primary nesting season is coming to a close so Girlfriend and I went for a walk in the meadow with little chance of the dog disrupting any ground nesting birds.

Holy Silphium Perfoliatum Batman!

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In Case the Favre Fuss Sends You to the ER...

Go - Pack, Roadside Curiosities, Strange But True

Is the continuing Favre drama giving you fits?

More of the spectacle raising your blood pressure?

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