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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.

Favorite Uncle

Canada, Family, Favorite Uncles, Odds and Ends

I have long been a supporter of the notion of having a favorite uncle. 

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Vive le Jardin Magnifique!

Backyard Homesteading, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Life is Good, Labrador Retrievers

My girls sure like fresh vegetables.  If I'm in the kitchen chopping veggies for any reason they're there too.  Patiently waiting for an errant carrot, green bean or potato to hit the floor.  As wolf-like as my Labs have a tendency to be what-with their dining on mice, rabbits, frogs and carrrion - they sure like fresh vegetables to balance out their dietary requirements.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Baby I don't Care, Transvision Vamp, Perfectly Good Guitar

Start of the weekend people.

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The North American Philosophy, Poetry, Politics and Sauna Society

Saunaman, Canada, Road Trips, Family, Saunas

The first time I met Saunaman was the summer of 1992.  Jill and I were on a marathon roadtrip with my daughter and one of daughter's pals from 71st Street.  We had packed-up my Toyota 4Runner with camping gear, food, water, Sony Walkmans for the 12 year-olds (remember the technology?) and set-out to circumnavigate Lake Superior.  An open road tent camping adventure. A good old-fashioned road trip.

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Born on the Fourth of July

Critters, Deer Biology, Family, Labrador Retrievers

Almost...

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