Smoking or Non-Smoking?

Smoking or Non-Smoking?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Smoking or Non-Smoking? Many moons have risen and set since the last time that the Footloose Forester was in the mood to write a chronicle that belongs in the Humor genre, with an unstated theme of “you just...
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No Matter What, Words Matter

No Matter What, Words Matter
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Words Matter, No Matter What Maybe some words attain the distinction of earning copyright protection, maybe some words are so vulgar that they are not accepted in polite conversation, and maybe some often-repeated words are so vapid that...
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Legacy Stories Get Remembered Best When They Are Recorded First

On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Legacy Stories Get Remembered Best When They Are Recorded First   When asked by the Co-Founder of LegacyStories.org to compile a list of the legacy stories we had submitted in 2013, some of the regular contributors...
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Escape From Laos

Escape From Laos
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Escape From Laos   When the communist Pathet Lao took over the country late in 1975, in the same year that the bloody war in Viet Nam had finally ended, the citizens of Laos held their...
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Duty Roster

Duty Roster
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Duty Roster   Family is important in Vietnamese society; and taking care of elders is one of the expectations one has while growing up in the Vietnamese culture. Xuan Thi Nguyen is now the oldest member...
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Five Languages At Lunch

Five Languages At Lunch
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Five Languages At Lunch   It was a typical family get-together for lunch.  Except this was no typical family and no ordinary lunch.  The sit-down lunch was composed of extended family members from different towns,...
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Plant Propagation Around The World

Plant Propagation Around The World
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Personal Observations On Plant Propagation One recurring lament about his travels into other countries was often about the lack of variety of local fruits and vegetables that should have been suited to the climates and soils...
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Among The Redwoods In California

Among The Redwoods In California
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Santa Cruz, California It was just another day in the woods.  Ed Tunheim, the senior forester for Cal-Pacific Forest Consultants, was in charge of several small contracts to inventory the timber on the properties of local...
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