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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.

Good Medicine Gone Bad

Family, Healthcare, Personal

In January of 1990 I experienced a life-altering event.

I had a bad accident engaging in a seemingly fun winter sport -

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The Rise and Fall of Sprawl

Conservation, Economics, Gas Pains

I'm told that the price of gasoline might hit $4 a gallon before too long.  Maybe even $7 a gallon.

What about the possibility of $10 a gallon gasoline?

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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening, Girlfriend, Just For Fun, Outdoors

Gardening season is almost upon us and I have the itch really bad.

I love to garden - so much so - I have cultivated what others have characterized as my Vast Garden

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Gas Pains, Just For Fun, Personal, Strange But True

Did you ever Google yourself?

You know - plugging your name into Google and searching to see what you get.

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Kiss Your Ash Goodbye?

Conservation, Forestry, Public Policy

By now you've heard about the Emerald Ash Borer - EAB for short.

EAB is a non-native insect - an exotic Asian gift courtesy of global commerce that likely traveled stateside in a wooden packing crate.

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American Idol - Blech!

Gas Pains, Personal, Rubbish, Strange But True

Here it is.  I admit it.  I know absolutely nothing about The American Idol.

Sometimes I think I am the last person on the planet that hasn't had my cultural pedigree enhanced by this phenomenon.

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Nest Box Update - Updated Update

Conservation, Just For Fun, Outdoors

EDIT - Added a couple of addittional pictures. 

This past winter I was busy building nest boxes for my feathered friends so I figured I should share with you what's happening with my subsidized housing tenants.

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Thank You Veterans


Memorial Day is more than just another day-off.

It's not just a post script to the Indianapolis 500.

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