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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.

Keeping the Green in Christmas

Conservation, Forestry, Economics

Yeah - you're thinking I'm going to rant about the commercialization of Christmas.

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Late winter and early spring is a good time to be catalog shopping.

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Living The High Life

Forestry, Life Is Good, Outdoors, Refreshing Adult Beverage

Fresh air and exercise - at 26 degrees.

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Kiss Your Ash Goodbye?

Conservation, Forestry, Public Policy

Wisconsin is home to an estimated 740 million ash trees - most of them found in the forests across the state with more than 5 million of those trees to be found in our urban communities. 

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Kiss Your Ash Goodbye?

Conservation, Forestry, Public Policy

By now you've heard about the Emerald Ash Borer - EAB for short.

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Tree Farmers, Americans for Prosperity, Carbon Credits - AND a Mayoral Candidate? Yikes!

Conservation, Economics, Forestry, Politics-Other, Politics-Tosa, Public Policy

This past Saturday hundreds of woodland owners from southeast Wisconsin gathered at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center for what we figure might have been our 30th or so winter conference.  Inasmuch as it's the second largest woodland owner gathering in the state you'd think they'd keep better track of how many times they've done this.

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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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Clear-Cutting Trees For Jesus

Conservation, Forestry, Odds and Ends, Personal, Religion

Fellow Community Voice - Family Guy (Peter Hart) has broached a topic rather near and dear to my heart. 

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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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Tomatoes Linked to Global Warming?

Forestry, Odds and Ends, Personal, Terrific Cooking

The rather animated discussion about global warming being held on the TTS took-off on a weird tangent this afternoon. 

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