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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.

Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Social Distortion, The Last Time

It's the start of August.  And the start of the weekend.

Time for a cool tune from The Stones covered by Social Distortion...

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The Garden Chronicles

Friends, Gardening, Terrific Cooking

I have a suspicion that the Tosa Food Pantry is going to be the beneficiary of some surplus garden produce this week.  It has been a busy harvest so far.

Broccoli, pole beans, cabbages,cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet peppers, beets and spinach.

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How to Build a Deer Stand

Conservation, Deer Hunting, Friends, Turkey Hunting, Woodlands

This is my ancestral deer stand.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, We shall all be Reunited

It's the start of the weekend!  Nothing better than beginning it with three beautiful ladies with beautiful voices...

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Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

Arachnids, Governor Romney, Congressman Ryan, Shooting Sports, Summer Olympic Games, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat, Schuetzenfest

Last Saturday I was rearranging the dirty dishes that my pal Lawyer had loaded into the dishwasher.  Everyone knows that you cannot just lay your plates in the bottom rack so that they all lay against one another.  Plates that are laid cattywumpus are not going to be clean after the wash cycle.

So I lined them-up in an upright, orderly and tidy fashion.  After which Lawyer informed me:

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Friday Morning Music

Chris Isaak, Friday Morning Music, Perfectly Good Guitar, Wicked Game

Start your weekend with some awesome Chris Isaak.


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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, David Bowie, Rebel Rebel

Classic Friday Morning Music.

David Bowie.

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Walleyes and Northerns and Bears, Oh My!

Canada, Black Bears, Fishing, Friends, Hunting, Life is Good, Tosa Tall Tale


I first became acquainted with my pal Lawyer more than two and a half decades ago when we were neighbors on 71st Street.  He's an OK guy for a lawyer.  And not a middling lawyer either.  I was issued a speeding citation a few years ago and...Voilà!  He turned it into a faulty right turn signal. 

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Friday Morning Fish

Canada, Fishing, Friends, Life is Good

No trip to Canada would be complete unless it involved fishing.

With our bear tags filled it was time to wet a line.

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