Tom’s Blog: Life

Thoughts to ponder from a cranky old man

Thoughts to ponder from a cranky old man

Popular Mechanics is a magazine (or was) that provides information on how to do all kinds of mechanical projects at home. Build a go cart, an automatic dog feeder, a tree house, rebuild a lawnmower. Instructions in detail for all manner of projects. Each article breaks the work down into ... Read More
True Friend of LI Fishing has Passed

True Friend of LI Fishing has Passed

September 16, 2021 Photo credit - The Fisherman Too soon. Way too soon for such a prince of a man. I knew Fred as many of us did. At shows while glad handing participants and signing up new subscribers, usually with some gift and always a smile. At presentations he ... Read More
Otto

Otto

2008 - 2021 A better dog never walked this earth. Rest in peace my friend, protector, greeter, walker, playmate, companion - everything a best friend should be. Few things in life are as sincere as the relationship between a person and his/her dog. Otto was ... Read More
Solstice

Solstice

December 21, 2020 A time of endings, of new beginnings; Of calm reflection on a year like no other. A time to heal personally and as a community. A time for hope as each day gives us just a little more light. Solstice of the soul ... Read More
"Thank you for your service"

“Thank you for your service”

One man's military experience, 1966 - 1969 ... Read More
Election Day plus 1

Election Day plus 1

Take a walk, take a breath. We will all learn to live with the outcome, whatever it is, at least for a while. The healing of this great divide is our strength but it takes a desire to heal, to see the process through, to find brotherhood above politics ... Read More
Passing the tradition on to the next generation

Passing the tradition on to the next generation

Four generations of outdoor enthusiasts ... Read More
9/11

9/11

September 11 - 20 years have passed. The following was written last year as I just can't put my feelings down this year. Hoping you and yours are safe this day and forever more. I made plans to go fishing a few days ago. I realized it was a Friday ... Read More
Peace

Peace

Observations of the world situation ... Read More
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