Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.
Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.
Hostilities had already ended seven months earlier with an armistice agreement between the Allied nations and Germany. It went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day - is generally regarded as the end of the war to end all wars.
My favorite tree is the Tamarack or Larch - Larix laricina. Also called the Hackmatack.
It is a common misconception that deer rubs on trees are caused by male whitetails attempting to rub the velvet from their antlers. While it would not be unusual for a velvet-antlered deer to rub against a tree the rubbing that I've noticed lately comes from deer that have long-ago shed the velvet from their antlers.