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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.

Stone Cold Killer

Bird Predation By Cats, Conservation, Ditch Tigers, Trail Cameras, Wild Birds

Native birds face a difficult-enough task of survival dealing with their natural predators not to mention loss of habitat, widespread pesticide use and migratory collisions with manmade objects such as buildings and wind generators.  Allow me to introduce you to Felis catus - the domestic cat. 

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D-Day Anniversary - Then and Now

D-Day, Walk Down Memory Lane

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Poison Frog

Critters, Woodlands, Treefrogs, Outdoor Hobbies

Meet Hyla chrysoscelis - AKA - Cope's Gray Tree Frog.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, Normandy American Cemetery, Lieutenant Colonel James D. Johnston, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, WWII

It is, in a way an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our wars far away.  The imagination plays a trick.  We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise.  We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray haired.

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Rites of Spring

Critters, Outdoors, Spring

If you have an opportunity to get outdoors there is all manner of new beginnings happening.  That's what makes springtime such a wonderful time.  There's a new lease on life in the old circle of life.

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