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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.


Backyard Homesteading, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Tagalog, Brain Farts


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The Remarkable Monarch

Critters, Monarch Butterfly, Milkweed, Outdoors, Photography

Meet Danaus plexippus – the Monarch butterfly – in larval stage.

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Independence Day

Dave Alvin, Fourth of July, Independence Day

Today is the day we celebrate our independence from the shackles of British rule.   

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Primary Season Funnies

Marriage Equality, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Politics, Primary Season Funnies, Republican Autopsy, Humor

A funny thing happened on the way to the primary.

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Outdoor and Wildlife Photos on the Cheap

Outdoor Hobbies, Photography, Trail Cameras

My regular readers know that one of the things I most enjoy is watching critters.  Be it a snake on the ground or a bird in the air or anything in between I enjoy spotting wildlife.  One of the tools I use to keep tabs on the wildlife at our place on the peninsula are five Moultrie trail cameras. 

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