Personal Update 05 20 2012

05 11 2012 The "Voyage of the Cauldron Skipper"
can now be found at these local area retailers:
2122 E. Locust Street, Milwaukee
WI 53211

Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee WI

629 E. Silver Spring Dr.,
Whitefish Bay WI 53217

Boswell Book Company
2559 N. Downer Ave.

Bay View Books and Music
2653 S. Kinnickinnic

Booked Solid
7035 W Greenfield Avenue,West Allis, WI 53214

The Little Read Book 7603 W. State StreetWauwatosa WI 53213(Straight on the State Street just west of the park before the street turns north.)

Check back soon for more in your area, Thomas

My First Novel 'The Voyage of the Cauldron Skipper' is now available at:

You can now find my COFFEE CUPS at:

My Paintings are now being made available on:

My music CD titled, “Plantation Songs by Thomas Paul Murphy” is now widely available across the internet for download, and you get 35 songs for around $10.00 a better deal than if you buy them separate.
Thomas Paul Murphy
You can now purchase my photographs from the following site:

Thomas Murphy Index

Hello I am Thomas Murphy and these are my websites, check back for more blogs soon.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Second Place Winner in “The Friends of the Whitefish Bay Writing Contest” ~ Poetry Division
Personal Update: 
My poem titled, “Another Year Older” won Second Place in The Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest.
I will be reciting the poem at the presentation which will be on March 27th, at 6:30 PM, at the Whitefish Bay Library.
The poem will be included in a book of “Nature Poetry” that I will publish at some time in the future.

Thomas Paul Murphy

Local Secrets on Writing Fiction and Fantasy
An Invitation to a Reading from 'The Voyage of the Cauldron Skipper' by Thomas Paul Murphy

You are cordially invited to a book reading at Peoples Bookstore Cooperative

Date & Time:        Saturday December 1st at 6:30 PM

Location:               Peoples Bookstore Cooperative (The New Location that they just moved to!!!!)
                               804 E. CENTER Street
                               Milwaukee Wisconsin 53212

Thomas Paul Murphy will read from his new novel “The Voyage of the Cauldron Skipper” and local author Lucas Zahn will read from his novel “The King's Challenge: A Quest for Eternal Life”


“The Voyage of the Cauldron Skipper” is a Science Fiction Adventure that will be sure to captivate your attention to the very last page.  It is filled with zany humor and sure to make you laugh.

Bring your family and friends.

See you there.

Thomas Paul Murphy

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Linked Index To My Websites

Workshop Improvements
How to Make a Picture Frame

They Know Not What They Do
My Pornography
Health Secrets


Home Improvements

Psychology and Profiles
Local Business Reviews Milwaukee: Here I provide a framework for review of local businesses
The Nature of Evil

Thomas Murphy Fishing Guide Service

Investing by Thomas Paul Murphy

A Modern Day Bucket Shop

My Website Stores:
My Stores

About Thomas Murphy

Who Am I

About Thomas Murphy Article
Who Am I
I like being creative. I like solving problems using the computers I have made. I like researching things on line. I like to make the cars run more efficient. I am also an inventor and have made many beneficial things. But I am do not just invent things to benefit my own personal wealth, I have a website where I have suggested inventions that I feel somebody else needs to work on for the benefit of our future. Website link: Inventions Needed
Tangible things that I have invented, created, crafted and made can be found at these sites. You will find they are very artistic in design and form, and I hope that they inspire you. My Curb Wood Art Site (Website Link: Curbwoodartthomasmurphy ) has furniture and other things that I have made from discarded wood. ( See article AMERICAN INGENUITY: AMERICAN INGENUITY INTRODUCTION )
I have had strong mechanical ability all throughout my life. And worked at an automobile service station during college. You can find my ideas on Improved Gas Mileage at: improvedgasmileagethomas
My American Ingenuity site (Website Link: AmericanIngenuity-thomasmurphy) deals with a similar principal but not necessarily discarded or free items, just more on the lines of interesting creations, projects a father and son could try. And reinventive uses of things. I like creating something out of nothing (I save old stuff).
My interest in photography led me to start making picture frames. Making a picture frame is not as hard as you might think, and I have a website that teaches you how to make one it has a long list of instructions although I do not consider it comprehensive. How To Make A Picture Frame. Website Link: howtomakeapictureframe
In terms of woodworking during the winter I turn wooden pens out on my lathe. I have devoted a website to Wooden Pen Making. Link: penmakingbythomasmurphy
All these things are done in a workshop so I created a website for that too, titled Work Shop Secrets. Link: workshopsecretsbythomasmurphy
Because of my high regard for safety I have started a website that deals with safety issues, at the very least it will show some products that are safety related that you might not be aware of. Website Link: safety-thomas
I like to cook and make recipes and have a website that details my ideas about cooking. Website Link: I am nutritional and health conscious and like trying to make healthy meals taste good. In the winter I find it fun to go snowshoeing and cross country skiing. I like taking beautiful pictures and pictures of beautiful things. When I can find the time my workouts include lifting weights. I like a good cup of coffee or tea. And offshoot of my cooking website is my recipe website. Website Link: recipes-thomas
I love creative writing and have four websites that share what I have written. Often when I am writing I feel as if I am writing in order to share my perspective with a son or daughter, something that might be helpful to them. Some of my selected writings can be found here: selectedwriting
The bookstores I have created on the About Thomas Murphy Website feature books I have read and are in my Library. My Favorite Science Ficiton Books,
I created the website How To Write (Website Link: How To Write By Thomas Murphy for my Nephew and college students like him who are struggling with ten page papers. The site lays the framework to sift and organize thoughts and turn them into prose.
My Quotes and Witticisms Blog ( link: quotesandwitticismsbythomasmurphy feature thoughts and ideas of mine. A few of the favorite complements I have received are “Very Sharp” and “You have a mind like a steel trap”. As you read this site you will get an idea of my Irish Witt. I am Irish, German and Bohemian. The Irish provide the wit. I feel the German lends to my engineering and temper. And the Bohemian lends to my sense of humor.
Sometimes, but rarely some of my zany writings land themselves here, Macabre macabre-writings
What do I read more on a daily basis Investor’s Business Daily, Mother Earth News, (Subscribe to Discover Magazine, Bowhunting World, a Woodworking Magazine, Field and Stream. But don’t get much of a chance to read those.) Scan the headlines of the Milwaukee Journal, its Business Section and look for outdoor type articles in the outdoor section. Sometimes I like to go to the library and catch up on technology innovation periodicals or periodicals pertaining to my other interests.
I like to listen to music and sing in the shower and someday hope to put out a cd. I have recently taken up playing of the Native American Flute. In Odell Borg's DVD he tells that the oldest musical instrument of rhythm is the flute. Flutes have been found that are 85,000 years old that are made of animal bone. Lyrics of songs I written and poetry of mine can be found at: poetryandsongsbythomasmurphy
I love the outdoors, boating, fishing and bow hunting, bicycling. My fishing site is Fishing Secrets and deals not only with fishing but also with the creative aspects of fishing lures and gear. Site link: fishingsecretsbythomasmurphy
I feel compelled to take a camera with me wherever I go because I usually always see something of interest and everyone loves my photographs. My primary Photography Sites are and Wisconsin Nature Pictures this is one of my most popular sites and features pictures from wildlife areas and natural areas of Wisconsin. Some photographs are made for sale at my commercial photography website ThomasMurphy.LifePics.
I have a site that features unique views and pictures from Milwaukee: Milwaukee Pictures
But if you see a photography you would like to purchase not on this site you can contact me at TMPHOTO@WI.RR.COM. The Nature centers website ( link: The Nature Center) has pictures and links to more pictures of The Urban Ecology Center.
I have a website devoted to the Kinnikinnick River (alt sp. Kinnicinnick) that has pictures and links to more pictures about this other of Milwaukee’s Rivers. Those of us on the North Shore or East Side probably have little knowledge of what this river looks like and might satisfy their curiosity at my website ( link: The Kinnikinnick River )
My Machine website (link: machine-thomas.blogspot ) features pictures of construction equipment and other machines. If I say it’s a guy thing should that offend women? I have a new website called home improvements that both men and women should enjoy.
There is an interesting and true article I have written regarding fashion and you can find it at a new website I have started in the near future regarding fashion, fashion-thomas This website will feature projects regarding fashion that you might enjoy trying with your sons and daughters
I am Catholic and believe in the bible and the teachings thereof. I have hope and faith that the Catholic Church lives up to what it is proclaimed to be and should be. There is much to learn from the bible even for the sardonic or the cynic, this is my site on Religion ( religiousblog ) I have also approached the subject of religion from a different perspective with my They Know Not What They Do Website ( theyknownotwhattheydo )
On politics, I believe that Republicans and their fascination with bureaucracy have subverted our strength as a nation, curtailed our progress and competitive position and put the interests of small business, special interest groups and religious zealots ahead of those of our health, environment, respectful education and lessoned our rights as individuals all because they say they know better. This is a link to my website on Politics and what I feel we should be doing as a country. (Link: politics-thomasmurphy)
Along with Politics and Religion I have pornography website. Is it what you think, seedy, debauchery, exposition, filth, carnal, venal, eroticism? I dare you to try the link: Pornography
I keep very busy and tend to write where my spirit leads me so some of my websites are updated quicker than others. Check thomasmurphyindex for new websites.
My latest website is titled: Psychology and Profiles, it deals with principals of psychology. I had many credits in college in psychology and learned much throughout life with these credits as a basis for understanding of experience. Here is a link to the website:
Favorite Things and Entertainment:
I do not watch Television anymore but I used to like to watch Sci-Fi Channel on Friday nights, Kung Foo and action type movies. TV I like, (The hunting channel, I find the characters and actors on old movies on TCM refreshing, Movies that are new releases to TV, Cultural or informative type programs, such as one might find on the PBS type channels, DIY network, Cooking Channels, ETC.
My favorite color is most shades of green. My favorite stores are Wal-Mart, Menards and more recently but to a lesser extent so far Lowes.
My Background:
I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a double major in Accounting and Finance. I took the CPA exam once and passed. I coauthored equity research reports at Blunt Ellis and Lowe, Kemper Securities in Milwaukee and First Analysis Corporation which was located on the 96th floor of the then Sears Tower in Chicago. The topics of reports included specialty chemical companies, capital goods companies and companies relevant to the environment. You might be interested in viewing the titles of books from my personal investment library at My Investing Library I don’t know if I will get around to writing an investment book but I might start a website detailing investments I own or have owned and my rational regarding them plus what I feel the important characteristics are that make a good investment . I also worked in the accounting department of Briggs and Stratton.
Most of the websites I have authored have little stores attached to them as links where you can get an idea of the types of materials I use, products, tools, etc.
God Bless Those Who Think

Thomas Paul Murphy
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