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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.

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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A Disturbance In The Force

Birthers, Oath of Allegiance, Politics, Posturing, Silly People, Snark, Statistics, Tea Party

If any of my readers are political junkies like me the past week and a half has been like a Jesse Pinkman binge out of Breaking Bad.  It's like hitting the Mother lode.

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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

It has been awhile since I've visited this topic.  Recently there have been two major developments that call for a revisitation and an update.

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