Gas Pains

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.

Of Swine and Spam

Healthcare, Influenza A, H3N2 Seasonal Variant, Fujian Flu, Fujian Provincial Network of Unicom, Robust T-Cells, Spam, Swine Flu

I should have figured-out earlier that there might be a connection but it didn't sink-in until I started feeling a whole lot better three days after I started feeling like crud.

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The Trouble With Labs

Deer Camp, Healthcare, Labrador Retrievers, Sister

And I'm not talking about scary lab results you receive after a doctor visit.  No siree.  I'm talking about Labrador retrievers and the people that own them.  Especially if the people are crazy enough to have more than one Lab dog.

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Going to the Dogs

Family, Feg Shui, Girlfriend, Healthcare, Labrador Retrievers, Sister

It has been an interesting six months in my household.

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Bionic Dog

Family, Good Looking Blondes, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Public Policy, Sister

There is a thread over on the Tosa Town Square about: Kathleen Vinehout: Dairy Farmer, College Professor, State SenatorThe individual who posted it suggested that Tosans might - Get familiar with the name.  This probably has something to do with Senator Vinehout's musings about running against Governor Walker.

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Healthcare Tip Of The Day


I happen to think I know more about healthcare than the average person.

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It Don't Come Easy

Family, Girlfriend, Healthcare, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

If you're old like I am you might remember this song by Ringo Starr from the summer of 1971.

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Why Do Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets?

Family, Healthcare, Tosa Personalities, Veterans

Last Friday I was leaving the assisted living center for the first time through the front door.

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Raincoat Anyone?

Healthcare, Parenting, Popular Culture, Public Policy, Strange But True, Tosa Curling

I'm a little achy tonight.

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Observations From the Big Fat Middle

Silly People, Public Policy, Healthcare

First my friend Christine opined on this subject.  I got to thinking - What a thoughtful, reasonable and well-articulated take on the subject.

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Wringing Some Blood Out of The Blogger

Healthcare, Odds and Ends, Personal

Back in the good-old-days medical treatments were simple and straight-forward.  Opiates and alcohol were the pharmaceuticals of choice - sometimes concocted in interesting combinations.  The practice of bloodletting - a procedure to relieve the body of the ill humors - was immensely popular.

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Good Medicine Gone Bad

Family, Healthcare, Personal

In January of 1990 I experienced a life-altering event.

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