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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.


Barbecue, Firearms, Friends, Schutzenfest, Testosterone

Translated as 'shooting festival' has been celebrated in German communities for about as long as there have been firearms and marksmen.  All the way back to the Middle Ages.  In its early history members of Milwaukee's German community celebrated their shooting prowess with their own shooting festival.  There were parades, bands, picnicking and the shooting.  And just like in the homeland the winner of the shooting competition was crowned the Schützenkönig (king of shooting) and reigned until the following year's competition.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, Albert Lee

Start of the weekend viewers.

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Me and the Girls

Labrador Retrievers, Life In Tosa, Rumors

Sort of a late post.  I chalk it up to busy.  Election day found me with a welcome opportunity to work from home and enjoy dog duty.

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How to Make Friends and Influence People With Broccoli

Backyard Homesteading, Broccoli, Food Storage Tips, Gardening, Growing Your Own Vegetables, Global Politics

I was reading on the world wide web yesterday about Russian President Vladimir Putin banning western grown produce and pork products.  Seems old Vlad probably hates broccoli and bacon.  As a consequence the average Russian citizen will go without, the Russian Oligarchs will get what they want and there'll be more for the rest of us.

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Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Sergio Mendes, The Look Of Love, Walk Down Memory Lane

I've started my weekend.  Have you?

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