The Golok

The Golok
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Golok   Shortly after his arrival on the tiny island of Pulau Peucang in 1975, one of his Indonesian counterparts mentioned that if the Footloose Forester intended to go into the forest, he needed to...
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The Rule is . . . There are No Rules

By Lloyd R. Adams This is a true story that might inspire you by helping others and at the same time fulfill your own dream to enjoy financial freedom for the rest of your life. In 1986, shortly after securing a 100% financed small business loan with the local community bank...
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Really Ticked Off

Really Ticked Off
  Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Really Ticked Off   Some people fear ticks because they might carry Lyme Disease.  Others fear them because they are hard to spot on your outerwear and may crawl into your inner...
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Sharing My Legacy Story

Sharing My Legacy Story
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Sharing My Legacy Story   Creating a positive legacy is the responsibility of the person who shows up each and every day to put their best foot forward; to do their best; to...
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Encroachers vs. Squatters

Encroachers vs. Squatters
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Encroachers vs. Squatters   In American style football, the penalty for off sides is 5 yards.  An infraction of the neutral zone also carries a 5 yard penalty.  When the referee blows the whistle for encroachment,...
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Different Island, Different Story

Different Island, Different Story
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Different Island, Different Story   Being stranded on a tropical or desert island was such a powerful bit of imagery that, even as a young child, the Footloose Forester thought about islands and about being stranded...
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Speedy's Lost & Found

Speedy's Lost & Found
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Speedy’s Lost & Found   The Chronicles of a Footloose Forester are true stories about a gadabout adventurer who, for lack of steady employment of his choosing at a time or in a place...
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Whiskey Creek Brush Camp - Part III

Whiskey Creek Brush Camp - Part III
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Whiskey Creek Brush Camp: Getting Around Idaho   Part III   Weekends were always different.  As a practicing Catholic, the Footloose Forester tried to keep his obligation to attend Mass on Sunday.  In order to make...
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Whisky Creek Brush Camp - Part II

Whisky Creek Brush Camp - Part II
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Whiskey Creek Brush Camp and Charlie Kidder Idaho   Part II The memory of Charlie Kidder has been in the back of his mind for these many decades; and now it the time to tell...
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Whiskey Creek Brush Camp - Part I

Whiskey Creek Brush Camp - Part I
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Whiskey Creek Brush Camp Idaho   Part I Footloose Forester  considered it a privilege and an opportunity to explore as a hitch-hiker. So, there was little hesitation as he turned his eyes north and began his...
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Cape Verde Has Wonderful People And Many Pleasant Memories

Cape Verde Has Wonderful People And Many Pleasant Memories
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia        Chronicles of a Footloose Forester           By Dick Pellek     C is Cape Verde A three year sojourn to the windblown islands of Cape Verde came shortly after a 20 word telegram of a job offer...
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On The Road...And In The Woods...In Panama and Costa Rica

On The Road...And In The Woods...In Panama and Costa Rica
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Teak is Still Exotic in Central America   As a graduate student at the University of Florida, the Footloose Forester chose to declare a major in tropical forestry. To be a credible tropical forester, that...
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Zambia's Potential Has Not Yet Been Reached

Zambia's Potential Has Not Yet Been Reached
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Z is for Zambia   The Footloose Forester spent too much time in offices and not enough time in the field to have Zambia stand out in his reverie of African adventures. The large and rural...
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The Survey Revealed A Misplaced Spring

The Survey Revealed A Misplaced Spring
On the road …again!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek California A Memorable Survey in the Sierra Nevadas   When he worked for Cal-Pacific Forest Consultants in the early 1960s, the Footloose Forester held a position that might be described as a Junior Forester, a graduate...
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25 Foot Waves Made The Passage Exciting

25 Foot Waves Made The Passage Exciting
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Santo Antão, Cape Verde   There were so many adventures packed into the memory of Santo Antão that Footloose Forester sometimes forgets that he was a paid employee on various work assignments there.  Perhaps the most...
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Burundi, Rwanda, And Genocide

Burundi, Rwanda, And Genocide
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Burundi is Rwanda's Neighbor and Shared the Same Genocide In the first couple of years that the Footloose Forester visited the United Nations-funded government building at Rhuengheri on a regular basis, it was satisfying to...
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How Did The Surveying Teacher Know Where The Canberra Bomber Was Headed?

How Did The Surveying Teacher Know Where The Canberra Bomber Was Headed?
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Practical Lesson in Compass Reading   Being around the action in Viet Nam for almost three years led to plenty of predictable moments of violence.  But some of the earlier and later encounters were not...
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Elk City Was Wild Enough

Elk City Was Wild Enough
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Remembering Elk City, Idaho   Remembering Elk City as it was does not serve any purpose in the present context.  First of all, there now is a paved road (Idaho State Road #14) leading from the...
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A Resume Never Read

A Resume Never Read
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Résumé Never Read   With the massive outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa in recent months, the Footloose Forester was reminded that the US Agency for International Development, or U.S.A.I.D., is one...
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On Ignorance

On Ignorance
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Ignorance   This is likely to be the most personal, contentious, insulting, and embarrassing chronicle that the Footloose Forester has ever penned. It is all about my ignorance, your ignorance and the general ignorance that...
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