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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.

Dia de los Muertos

Artistic Expression, Dia de los Muertos, Skeletal Remains

The holiday is still a couple of months away.  Nevertheless, I cleaned-up a couple of deer skulls that the Labs found in the woods this spring and via one of my pals they've landed in the skilled hands of a very talented artist.

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Coyote On The Hunt!

Coyote, Wild Turkey, Predators, Trail Camera, Photography

Corporate Welfare

Governor Walker, Corporate Welfare, Crony Capitalism, Milwaukee Bucks

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Governor and presidential candidate Scott Walker has signed legislation approving $250 million of public financing for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.  Add the cost of bond interest over the next couple of decades and you have a taxpayer commitment of more than $400 million for a professional sports team owned by a couple of billionaire hedge-fund managers.  That looks bad.

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Outdoor and Wildlife Photos on the Cheap

Outdoor Hobbies, Photography, Trail Cameras

Taking a moment from canning pickles to post some recent wildlife photos taken in the past week.

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The Pickle Authority

Backyard Homesteading, Blogging About The Blog, Canning Your Own Food, Dangerous Kitchen Experiments, How to Make Crispy Crunchy Sweet Pickles, How to Make Crispy Crunchy Dill Pickles, Strange But True

Behold the humble 2015 pickle patch. 

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