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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.

Schuetzenfest!

Firearms, Friends, Just For Fun, Life Is Good, Terrific Cooking, Refreshing Adult Beverage, Verr├╝ckter Deutscher Campingplatz

Do you smell what I smell?

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Taking the Good With the Pads

Fish'n, Outdoors, Friends

Pardon me while I make a brief commercial announcement -

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On the Road Again - Cajun Living

Life Is Good, Friends, Terrific Cooking, Travel

My road trip reached its end on Grand Island, Louisiana

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The Red Baron and the Great Northwest Passage

Friends, Tosa Curling

Last weekend some Tosa curling buddies and I went on a short road trip to represent the Waukesha Curling Club at a Men's Bonspiel in Pardeeville, WI.

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Deer Camp 2008

Family, Firearms, Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Terrific Cooking

11/20/08 

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The Doland Poltergeist

Friends, Hunt'n, Strange But True, Tosa Tall Tale

Dear readers...

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Road Trip - Daily Updates

Firearms, Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors

By the time this blog post is published I will be on the road and heading west for South Dakota.

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Grills Gone Wild Meets Deer Camp

Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Smile For The Trail Cam, Terrific Cooking

Fall has arrived.

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Deer Camp 2008

Conservation, Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Smile For The Trail Cam

No deer quite yet-

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Trench Foot, Monkey Butt, and Road Rash - All for a Good Cause

Friends, Outdoors, Personal, Tosa Personalities

Last weekend I set out on an annual summer pilgrimage - my 16th consecutive one - riding the Scenic Shore 150 on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Wisconsin.  This is a two-day bike trek from Mequon to Sturgeon Bay that raises funds for blood related cancer research and patient services.

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It's a Man's Life

Fish'n, Friends, Outdoors

There is an old saying about a bad day of fishing being better than a good day at work.  I'm not so sure about that since I happen to love both.

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Joeythelovesponge For Mayor - Yikes, Look Out!

Friends, Gas Pains, Just For Fun, Politics-Other, Strange But True, Tosa Personalities

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Tosa Trivia and the Mayoral Race - Winner!

Friends, Go - Pack, Just For Fun, Politics-Tosa, Strange But True, Tosa Trivia

For details on the winning submission go to the bottom of the post-

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A Texas Spin on the Tosa Mayoral Campaign

Friends, Gas Pains, Politics-Tosa, Rubbish

This post comes to you remotely from somewhere in the Republic of Texas where I have been enjoying a brief vacation followed-on by day-job business. 

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Conservationists Descend on MadTown

Conservation, Fish'n, Forestry, Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Personal, Politics-Other, Public Policy, Representative Cullen, Senator Sullivan, Terrific Cooking

The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters held their annual Conservation Lobby Day in Madison on Wednesday.

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Deer Camp - Days 7 and 8 (Updated to Include Recipes)

Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Terrific Cooking

Cold.

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Deer Camp - Day 5 (Updated)

Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Terrific Cooking

Up before sunrise with the best of intentions.

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Deer Camp 2007 - Day Three

Friends, Hunt'n, Personal, Terrific Cooking

Rain today.  Nothing moving - not even the chickadees or woodpeckers.  An altogether appropriate day to cut-up deer.

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Deer Camp 2007 - Day Two (Updated)

Forestry, Friends, Guess the critter, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Terrific Cooking

Back at it.  Out in the stands before sun-up.  Cold - 28 degrees and so still you can hear a pin drop.

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Deer Camp 2007 - .....Go! (Updated)

Conservation, Forestry, Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors

Up at 4:30 AM.  We scarf coffee, oatmeal and donuts.  We head-out in the dark to settle into our stands long before sunrise.

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Deer Camp 2007 - Get Ready, Get Set...

Friends, Hunt'n, Terrific Cooking

I arrived last night around 11 PM.  Stoked the wood burner and unwound with a book and the Cowboy Junkies playing softly in the background.

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Deer Camp 2007

Friends, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Personal

Wisconsin's gun deer opener is Saturday. 

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Dakota Pheasants

Friends, Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Personal

Last weekend I had an opportunity to participate in some outstanding upland bird hunting.

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Ringneck Hunting

Friends, Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Outdoors

Had an opportunity to join a couple of my deer hunting buddies this morning at the Crawfish River Hunting Preserve.

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