Tag Archive for: appleton

October Fest Fun with Emma!

02 Oct
October 2, 2017

Hey, kids, it’s Dad. Today I want to talk about our Octoberfest fun Emma and I had. We are blessed to live in a town that supports the arts, non-profits and charities in such a way. Emma is in rare form!


TommyLog – Mile of Music & The Gift of Music!

05 Aug
August 5, 2017

Hey, kids it’s Dad, and for today’s TommyLog I want to talk to you about an amazing musical event happening in Appleton right now. It’s called Mile Of Music. This music festival is in its fifth year, with over 225 acts across 70 venues performing almost 1000 sets – – all in four days. I have been blessed to attend a few of these musical venues. It has been amazing.

Music is such a gift. And I’m so appreciative that these artists share their gifts with the people of Appleton Wisconsin.

A good friend made the comment, “without art and music, Appleton would just be concrete and parking meters.”

How true!!

Thank you all for sharing your talents, my life is so much better with your music in it!

TommyLog – Social Media Bringing People Together!

21 May
May 21, 2015

There’s no newsflash that I love social media. Social media has connected me with some amazing people and opportunities. Today was one of the GREAT days where I got to meet long time social media friend Patti Dobrowolski. She was invited to come to town to keynote the Cultivate Event being hosted by the Fox Cities Chamber. About 2 years ago, maybe more, I saw her TEDx talk and reached out to her on twitter. She responded and we have been fast friends ever since.

It’s amazing how social media works! You can see her Draw Your Future talk here http://www.tedxrainier.com/talks/patti-dobrowolski-draw-your-future/ or http://pattidobrowolski.com/

What a pleasure it was to meet you.


TommyLog – Holiday Traditions With Special Guest Emma!

28 Nov
November 28, 2014

Today I welcome Emma to the TommyLog studios to talk about holiday traditions and what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. Emma wants loads of comments so we can to a video reply to answer all the comments. GO!


TommyLog – We Need A Lot More Bobs Around Here

05 May
May 5, 2014

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet master PGA Teacher Bob Burns from Appleton, WI. I listened and was in awe the difference he is making without beloved wounded veterans. Bob helps teach vets who have been injured in the line of duty how to golf. Not just how to golf, but how to overcome things that their services of the country has taken away from them, like a lost limb or joint.

Bob showed me this huge 5″ thick 3-ring binder picture after picture of examples of how he helped soldier after solder. Some with lost legs, and arms. some bound to wheel chairs. Bob custom made golf gloves, braces and clubs for each individual to help them overcome their special needs and situations. Such a small act left such a HUGE impact. The more I looked,  the more the tears came and I just got so emotional seeing the smiles on these vets faces after spending time with Bob.

Bob was awarded 2014 Wisconsin National Guard Association Recognition Award for his service to these veterans.

What an honor it was to meet Bob and to see what he has done for our men and women in the armed services. The world needs a lot more Bobs in it!

I need to be more like Bob!