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.

There's No Place Like Home

Travel, Family, Road Trips, Odds and Ends, Breakfast At The Underwoods

It is good to be home.

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Paris, People, Travel

I’ve only recently returned from nine days in France - almost exclusively Paris - and would like to share some impressions.  Mind you these are subjective impressions.  They are filtered through my own eyes and my own lifetime of travel - here and abroad.

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Tracing the Footsteps

Family, History, Travel, Veterans, Walk Down Memory Lane

By now you know that Jill and I spent a couple of weeks in France.  Besides being the first two week vacation we've enjoyed in fourteen years it was also a pilgrimage of sorts - most of which I'll save to share another day.

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Roadside Curiosities, Taxation Without Representation, Travel

An official-looking envelope from the République Française arrived in the post the other day.  The return address even emphasized that famous part about  - Liberté, égalité, fraternité

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Guess The Location


Jill and I have been traveling.  Who can tell me what and where...

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Six Degrees of Separation

Gas Pains, Travel, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat, Crailsheim Germany,

It has been hypothesized that there are only six degrees of separation between one of us and everyone else that inhabits our fragile satellite in the vast galaxy of the Milky Way.

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On The Road Again - Run for the Burger

Terrific Cooking, Travel, Friends

If you are traveling west-bound on I-90 toward South Dakota - if you take a right turn at Sioux Falls and head north to Brookings at about the 540 mile mark your stomach will probably begin to growl.

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On The Road Again - A Run For the Border

Family, Politics-Other, Travel, Friends

The northern border.

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On The Road Again - The Trouble With Seafood

Life Is Good, Terrific Cooking, Travel

One of the problems with being on vacation is trying to figure out where your next meal is coming from.

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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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On The Road Again - Got the Munchies?

Travel, Roadside Curiosities

You know you've reached the south when you see your first Waffle House.

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