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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.


Animal Tracks, Critters, Leave No Child Indoors, Winter Sports

If you're looking for something fun to occupy yourself or yourself and the children out of doors this winter find yourself some fresh snow and look for animal tracks.  Snow makes for the absolute best of tracking conditions.

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Visitor From the Arctic

Critters, Raptors, Rough-legged Hawk, The Frozen Tundra

Eagle in the tree in the back yard!

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Tosa Townie Where Are You?

Blogging About The Blog, First Amendment, The Mothership, Life In Tosa, Reversing Boneheaded Decisions

Back in the day the NOW sites rocked.  There was give and take, gauntlets thrown, lines drawn in the sand and readers calling-out reporters and bloggers for their foibles.  It was a golden era for First Amendment freedom.  And then a couple of years ago a great darkness descended upon the interweb and a pall was cast over the land. 

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Bob Dylan, My Back Pages, Friends

Start of the weekend.

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Forest Exploration Center and the Zoo Interchange Project

Forest Exploration Center, Infrastructure Improvements, Sustainable Forestry, Life In Tosa, Zoo Interchange Project

In November of last year the Forest Exploration Center (FEC) saw work commence on the 67 acre FEC property just north of the Eschweilers off of Swan Boulevard.  Clearing operations were completed for a contractor staging location.  And the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) continued to move forward with their efforts to obtain the remaining approvals needed to proceed with clearing the entrance road for the FEC.  You can learn more about the background and history of this project here.

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