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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.

Friday Morning Music

Friday Morning Music, Women of Soul, Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Rock Steady

It's the start of the weekend readers.

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Open a School - Save the Eschweilers

The University Laboratory School, Save the Eschweilers, Innovation Campus, Public Charter Schools, STEM Education, Environmental and Historic Preservation

The blogger happens to be a member of the University Laboratory School's Founding Board of Directors.  As a consequence I'm pretty close to the discussions surrounding our efforts to open a public school - chartered by UWM - in the historic Eschweiler buildings.  It's an exciting prospect - opening a STEM-focused middle/high school in the midst of Innovation Campus.  For the better part of a year we've been working towards reaching an operational agreement with the Wauwatosa School District so that we can proceed with our fundraising and attempt to make this happen.

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The Garden Chronicles

Backyard Homesteading, Growing Your Own Vegetables, The Garden Chronicles

The gardens are shaping up nicely.  Everything is growing - including the weeds.  One and a half inches of rain over a couple of days and I spent the better part of a Saturday weeding.  And again on Sunday.  There was the mounding of the potatoes and pruning twenty-six tomato plants.  I have been sweating like a field hand.  And it's only been 64 degrees and cloudy. 

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Friday Morning Humor

Friday Morning Music, Humor, Tim Hawkins, Yoga Pants

Start your weekend with a chuckle.

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Meet the Cranes

Conservation, Critters, Prescribed Burns, Sandhill Cranes, Trail Camera, Reader Contributions

Meet Grus canadensis - the Sandhill Crane. 

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