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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.

Nurturing the Cult of Victimhood

Dr. Ben Carson, Playing the Victim Card, Politics

In the life story of Dr. Ben Carson I have learned that a candidate can raise large sums of money by defending demonstrable exaggerations and untruths all the while wrapping oneself in the banner of victimhood.

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Deer Camp - The Prequel

Deer Camp, Deer Hunting, Friends, Pumpkin Pancakes, Terrific Cooking

The last week of September I arrowed a really nice fat doe and three days ago my pal Braumeister did the same.   That's two deer in the freezer already and there's not even any snow flying.  Things seem to be hitting their stride at the old deer camp this year.

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Deer Camp Biology

Deer Biology, Deer Camp, Glands, Science, Sex

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The Best Roasted Pumpkin Seeds in the World

Backyard Homesteading, Best Pumpkin Seeds in the World, Dangerous Kitchen Experiments, Gardening, Kakai Pumpkins, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It's that time of year and I've rolled-up my sleeves again to roast the best pumpkin seeds in the world.  I've spent most Octobers of my life in this pursuit.  Beginning as a child with the help of my parents - followed-on by many decades of jack-o'-lantern carving - and finally by means of serious pumpkin growing specifically for seeds.  I've grown pumpkins for carving, roasting on the grill or making pie filling.  If you're lucky this year you might be able to purchase a can of pie filling just about anywhere.

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Tosa Yotes!

Coyote, Critters, Life In Tosa, Natural Selection

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