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.

A Wee Bit O'Blarney

Saint Patrick, Family, Religion, Popular Culture, Refreshing Adult Beverage, Snakes

Did St. Patrick really chase the snakes out of Ireland? 

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Deer Camp 2015 - Get Ready

Deer Camp, Saint Hubert, Religion, Superstition, Trail Camera, Deer Hunting

Most everyone knows that I harbor a number of spiritual and supernatural beliefs - mostly surrounding hunting and fishing.  Not that I wear any faith on my sleeve or am superstitious or anything. 

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Dodged the End of Times

End of Times, Religion, Chores, Snark

If you are reading this today consider yourself fortunate.  That is because following another spin on its axis a glorious new day on this planet has begun.  It is a bonus day and personally-speaking I'm enjoying it with waggy-tailed Labs, a big cuppa joe and the newspaper.

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Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead, Dead People, Día de los Muertos, Family, Holidays, Religion

St. Bernard's reminds everyone of one of the traditions of the Catholic faith - namely the remembrance of the dead this time of year.

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The Day of the Dead

Politics-Other, Religion

In the Catholic tradition of the Christian faith any number of feast days are celebrated throughout the year.

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New Home For The Saint

Family, Religion, Workshop Projects

Do kids take shop class anymore?

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A Wee Bit O'Blarney

Family, Religion, Popular Culture, Refreshing Adult Beverage

Last week I cozied-up to warming glow of my laptop and while enjoying a Guinness composed a perfectly good St. Patrick's Day post that was all set for publication this morning.

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Deer Camp - Saints, Intercessors and Superstitions

Friends, Hunt'n, Deer Camp, , Religion, Strange But True

Many, many years ago when my wife and I were first courting I had occasion to attend her nephew's confirmation at a local Lutheran Church.  

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Roadside Religion

Religion, Roadside Curiosities, Strange But True

While out on my bicycle I stumbled across this curious ode to religious expression-

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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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