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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.

Guess The Critter


My pal Lawyer snapped this picture in Italy.

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The Garden Chronicles


The garden is growing like mad.  Very jungle-like. We've been blessed with more than twice the normal amount of rainfall for the month of June.  There has been no need to water so the initial plans for a drip irrigation system have been shelved.

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Friday Morning Music

Popular Culture

The summer of 1976 my kid brother and I took that VW bus of mine on a road trip around Lake Superior deep into Ontario.  Not much planning - truthfully only about five hours notice.

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Canada Day

Holidays, Odds and Ends

Tomorrow is Canada Day. 

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If Only The Dead Could Talk

Bicycling, Humor, Roadside Curiosities

My regular readers know that one of my pastimes is bicycling around the countryside looking for cemeteries worthy of exploration.

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