Monday, April 21, 2008


Carol's Family has a new addition...this is Caiden, born on the 17th, Ken seniors birthday. Congratulations Brittany. We are all very happy for you!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008




Cows - Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that, when investigating Mad Cow disease, our government can track a single cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate the 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
The Cons titution - They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq . Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.
The Ten Commandments - The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal ,' 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.


Monday, April 14, 2008


Week two of my job at Sweet Tart has come to a close, and with a whole day off my body doesn't know whether to get up at 1 AM or sleep in til 7. I ended up getting up at 4:30, a nap at 10AM, and here I am around noon putting my second blog together for the "BIG SKY BLOG" (waiting with anticipation I bet)....My challenge this week is to incorporate a few web cam shots into the writing this time. It may not work so hang in there... I have added a new invitee {is that a word?} Sherry Cluckey, alias my Father Howard's gal in Olympia, WA. I am hoping my computerless Dad will get over to her house every now and then to look over his son's blog. Or maybe he will take it a step further and we all chip in for a cheap laptop with a $10.00 Dialup. Any way.. welcome.
I know you all think I'm pretty goofy, strange, deranged, and just basically misguided for writing here and I want you all to know that I am all of the above. I have substituted watching t.v. for some of my computer time (now I just listen at the same time). It keeps me out of trouble and the cigs away from my finger tips. My battle with the evil addicting substance has still got a hold, but the new Chantix drug is coursing through my veins for a week now, snipping the synapses of my brain into revolution of the evil weed. I had better start a new paragraph after that last sentence.

This picture looks philosophic in nature. The guy has his glasses in hand with that serious political glare of how effective he wants you to believe he is in his elected office. Sort of reminds me of Dick Cheney without the smirk. (you know why they call him Dick don't you?) Don't get me going with the political scene, it will only turn into a Hodge Podge of innuendo, finger pointing, here say, frustration, labeling, screams, shouts and load gasps of expelled air. I think I am a Obama man as the Bush-Clinton machine has had it's rein for too long now with total dysfunction, and the corporate system won't let Ron Paul or Nader any where near the media or the debates (Ron & Ralph who?) in fear of their bottom line control of the profits they have become so accustomed to.
Well far be it for me to be able to figure it out here...feel free (it is America) to post your comments or e-mail me at
about whats happening, new thing in your life, even send a message to the other parties involved in this blog...Doris & Gail in Montana, Ken & Cindy in Indiana, My father Howard & Sherrie in Olympia WA. and last but not least My buddy Lloyd in Omaha.
Looks like my webcam experiment was a success, so look for some other experiments with links, attachments, additional "cool sites" etc. Kinda learning as I go along. There will be no video as long as I'm on this dial up here at home. I may have to go to a Internet cafe to give you a video experience or maybe upgrade to high speed someday. Remember to look for your BLOG ALERT E MAIL as I post. If you would like to become a co-author in this page let me Know.
Love to all...Tom

Monday, April 7, 2008


Well here goes...this my first attempt at being a blogger. This page will be (hopefully) emailed to a few of my family and friends as I post each time. There should be a place for all to make comments if you want so be easy on me. I don't mind a good healthy exchange either so don't hold back!!!
Just finished my first full week as Pastry Chef at Sweet Tart and its proving true that you learn something new every day. As a person we all seem to get into a pattern of what "works" for us as individuals and then we find out that there are many ways to look and achieve specific goals. This experience so far has been a humbling experience as the #1 item on my job description is to learn "their way" of pastry production,
which has taken me out of my comfort zone. If you add in the hours of ...wake at 1am..start at 3am...& home by noon, I am all turned around. The old saying "STORMS MAKE OAKS TAKE DEEPER ROOTS" sticks in my mind right now as I embark on this journey. The title of this blog is the Big Sky Blog for the goal I have to move back to Big Sky Country with intentions of bringing a similar set up as Sweet Tart to Great Falls working for myself instead of working for someone else. It may be a pipe dream but its my dream. Of course one has to take friends & family into the equation so the hardest part for me is patience. If it is meant to happen it will. So for now I am back in school, learning other methods of production, watching close the business model before me, and soaking in the experience.
Well how did I do for my 1st blog entry? You can always e-mail me at or try posting your comments on the blog page. Love you all...looking forward to my next post.