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The Quasi Mensa Man

Posted on 13. Jan, 2009 by .

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When Tom Sawyer was born in Sturgeon Bay his last name was actually Bridenhagen. Eventually, he grew up and moved away, but Tom Bridenhagen still sends us his original stories and poems. Enjoy his latest deer hunting adventure…

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Old Geezer Goes Christmas Shopping

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .

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The last time we saw Old Geezer, he was sound asleep, next to a stump, as the doe he’d been waiting for all day pranced daintily by him, unnoticed. He’d gotten up with the chickens and had spent all day in the woods, “…seeing nothing but bucks.” But this was Wisconsin’s Earn A Buck deer hunting […]

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“Catharsis”

Posted on 29. Oct, 2008 by .

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Tom Bridenhagen was born and raised in Sturgeon Bay and now resides in Manitowoc with Bonnie, his wife of more than 40 years. He has written two unpublished books and writes numerous articles, poems and short stories, many of which we are proud to present here on a regular basis.

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Sister Mean Genes and the Fly

Posted on 28. Sep, 2008 by .

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Today, while I was watching some coverage of the presidential candidates, I got the impression that the modern methods, frequently used by the national news media, for dealing with critters that don’t especially agree them should be known by such initials as “bdsm” or “CNN.” How different from the way adults used to deal with […]

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“I Yam” by Tom Bridenhagen

Posted on 24. Sep, 2008 by .

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Recently I had the good (or bad, depending on your viewpoint) fortune to attend a birthday party for an old friend. As part of the festivities, we were forced to play one of those party games, “If you were a vegetable, what kind would you be and why?” After profoundly meditating on the situation for […]

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The Old Timers Fishing Club

Posted on 09. Sep, 2008 by .

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This past weekend my wife and I had the pleasure of attending the fall outing of our Old Timers Fishing Club. I guess there are several ways you could describe us. The words “motley crew” come to mind. Or, perhaps we could more aptly be called a rag tag bunch of older men and women […]

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Old Geezer’s Deer Hunting Lament

Posted on 03. Sep, 2008 by .

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With Wisconsin’s annual gun deer season just around the corner, I thought I’d share with you a true story that I heard from an old friend of mine, a guy I’ll call Old Geezer. Seems that OG, now that his Golden Years are rapidly encroaching on him, still feels as though he’s still “got it.” […]

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Chirpy Farr

Posted on 02. Aug, 2008 by .

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Thomas “Tee” Marik had felt the wind’s subtle shift from the south, to southeast, to east over the last hour or so. A thickening layer of low clouds had darkened the sky just a bit. The sun had become a dim yellow ball hanging just above the pine-covered bluff of Potawatomi State Park overlooking Sawyer […]

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