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Gas Pains

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 Garden Chronicles

Gardening, Outdoors

Everything seems to have fallen into place and on-schedule.  Mind you this garden is about 150 miles north of Tosa so the growing season starts a tad later and ends a bit sooner.

It has been dry as dust lately with only about a half-inch of rainfall in the past seven weeks.

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Test Your Powers of Observation

Just For Fun

Two-part answer needed.

Who can tell me what these two items have in common and what makes them unique?

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Friday Morning Music

Popular Culture

Always liked this song.

This is pretty funny...

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Guess the Critter

Guess the critter

I snapped this picture last month.

This bird is a relatively late nesting species.

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Observations From the Big Fat Middle

Silly People, Public Policy, Healthcare

First my friend Christine opined on this subject.  I got to thinking - What a thoughtful, reasonable and well-articulated take on the subject.

Then I had lunch with a buddy yesterday and our normal discussion of hunting and fishing took an acute right turn to the subject of health care reform and euthanasia. 

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Schuetzenfest!

Firearms, Friends, Just For Fun, Life Is Good, Terrific Cooking, Refreshing Adult Beverage, Verr├╝ckter Deutscher Campingplatz

Do you smell what I smell?

Smell what?

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The Garden Chronicles

Gardening, Outdoors

I have good news and I have even better news.

Plus a surprise.

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Friday Morning Music

Popular Culture

You know you're old when you hear this song and it brings back memories of my buddy Mike's '64 Impala with the small block V-8, CCR playing on the cassette stereo and cruising for chicks...

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Ruination

Critters, Gardening

Yesterday dawned with sweet corn on my mind.

It was bi-color perfection as far as corn goes. 

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Gas Pains Buys a Bleacher Seat

Gas Pains, Mayor Didier, Public Policy

For any of you who haven’t had an opportunity to wander over to the Tosa Town Square lately there have been some animated discussions about a variety of topics – including the critical discussion of when some of us are going to meet next to tip a few.

One of the discussion threads is centered about the topic of the Hart Park athletic facilities. Specifically - where did the money go????

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Consider the Spud

Gardening, Strange But True, Firearms

If you're like me and you think about potatoes when you have too much time on your hands you'd probably arrive at the same conclusion. 

The spud is really is an underrated vegetable.  

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