TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Bear picture

For viewers who wanted to see the bear who invited himself to supper a few weeks ago we are sorry to report we have not seen him for a while. Perhaps shooting at him made him feel unwelcome.    One of his yearling cousins was walking across our valley tonight.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The little girl and the wolf

James Thurber has  a tender story of the little girl and the wolf in his collection  “The Thurber Carnival,” published by Harper Brothers and encompassing Thurber's work from 1931 through 1945.


Bad news for Hillary

Now even the witches are for Bernie.

The "ballot box" at the Wiccan ritual held in Portland in support of Bernie Sanders.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Chasing the critters away

Several loyal viewers have requested some photos of TWW chasing marauding wildlife away and the opportunity presented itself this morning when a porcupine was trespassing near the house.  Here are some action photos of the quiller in full retreat.  Too bad you cannot do the same with the bears and not get eaten.  

Wisconsin Wisdom

Beside drinking only made in Wisconson beer and eating cheese made in Wisconsin here are four other tips on having a long life:


Sunday, May 01, 2016

Guess who is coming to dinner

TWW got some new-fangled frozen General Zao or some such frozen meal recently. Tonight it was time to try it out. You have to bake this stuff for 40 minutes so TWW opened the front door and some windows to keep from building up whatever gases you get from burning propane in the house (they call the air polluter thing an oven). So anyway after about 40 minutes of baking it was getting close to the time to take a plastic cover off and bake it 20 minutes more.  It really smelled good. 

After putting it back in the oven TWW looked for some reason at the boardwalk coming up to the house and saw a two year old bear coming up to visit and stay for supper. The bear was almost on the porch and looked hungry.  Instead of closing the door like a smart person would do TWW ran into the bedroom to get a noisemaker to try to convince the bear that coming to visit would be hard on his ears. By the time he got back to the door the bear had decided to turn around and then started running after TWW shot once off to the side.  The color of the bear will not be named not to offend anybody's sensitivities but TWW hopes the black lives matter people do not to picket places that are not nice to bears.

Now if TWW had been smart he would have gotten a camera and taken some pictures of the bear trying to work the screen door to get in but such is life. 

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