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.

Running Around With Your Hair on Fire

Gas Pains, Personal, Strange But True

Braumeister and I try to shoot our bows once a week throughout the year.  Usually Dart Video over at West Town Archery.

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The Giant Conundrum

Gas Pains, Personal, Strange But True

As I write this post I am looking across the top of my desk at a box. 

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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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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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Operation Overlord - A Tosan's Experience

Family, Personal, Tosa Personalities, Veterans

Today is the 64th anniversary of D-Day.

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American Idol - Blech!

Gas Pains, Personal, Rubbish, Strange But True

Here it is.  I admit it.  I know absolutely nothing about The American Idol.

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Gas Pains, Just For Fun, Personal, Strange But True

Did you ever Google yourself?

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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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Talk'n Turkey - Score!

Hunt'n, Outdoors, Personal

Spring is sprung, love is in the air and I have a second period spring turkey permit for Zone 34.

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Tosa KrautSpiel Is a Gas

Gas Pains, Just For Fun, Personal, Terrific Cooking, Tosa Curling, Tosa Events

Tosa has been home to curling since 1920 - making the Wauwatosa Curling Club one of the oldest in Wisconsin.

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Tosan Building Subsidized Housing

Conservation, Gas Pains, Just For Fun, Outdoors, Personal

It has been reported that a local man has begun building no-income housing within the city limits and without the prior knowledge or approval of city officials.

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Tosa Mayoral Campaign - A Small Bunch of Disclosures

Gas Pains, Personal, Politics-Other, Politics-Tosa, Public Policy

A recent commentator to this blog quite reasonably suggested the following:

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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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Memories of Mom and a Special Pheasant Hunt

Family, Girlfriend, Hunt'n, Personal, Tosa Personalities

Friday night a buddy calls me with the news (make that a notification) that we're going pheasant hunt'n on Sunday.

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Christmas Night - A Light in the Heavens

Gas Pains, Odds and Ends, Personal

My wife reminded me last night about a predictable astronomical occurrence that I had read about a week ago.
On Christmas Eve the planet Mars was supposed to be closer to the planet earth and directly opposite the sun.
If observable, Mars would be particularly bright in the night sky.
Unfortunately it was cloudy and overcast all of last night. 
Mars' traverse across the night sky was not to be seen.
My hopes for a viewing tonight dimmed as the cloudy conditions persisted throughout the day.
About 20 minutes ago, the heavens cleared and both the stars and moon are shinning brightly
Mars too.
The shadows are casting hues of ghostly grays upon the snow.
Sure enough, with a pair of binoculars steadied on the porch post, there is the planet Mars leading the moon (and the daylight path of the sun)  glowing in an ethereal white (instead of red) reflection. 
As I finish this post the clouds have, once again closed-in.
This was a most excellent Christmas bonus.

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 - Final Post

Gas Pains, Hunt'n, Outdoors, Personal

Hunting has been slow. 

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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

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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Wedding Bells


My daughter and her beau were recently married here in Tosa.

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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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Gas Attack

Gas Pains, Personal


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