Gadabout and Gadfly

Gadabout and Gadfly
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Gadabout and Gadfly   When the Footloose Forester was finally ready to fill in the biographical content for the cover of his third memoir: Acer rubrum to Zyzphus jujuba: Volume II in early...
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Littering for a Cause

Littering for a Cause
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Littering for a Cause   Some people overtly proclaim their concerns about conservation, environmental awareness, and anti-littering. Others practice low-key conservation and likely are just as effective, or ineffective, as the circumstances permit.  The Footloose Forester...
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Adventures in Banking

Adventures in Banking
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Adventures In Banking   Among the many small decisions one makes when mapping out their life, some of them are truly inconsequential but others develop into long-lasting, practical choices.  A person may wish to drive a...
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Stupid Coconut!

Stupid Coconut!
On the road …again!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Stupid Coconut!   When the senior Swiss researcher saw a coconut that had washed ashore at high tide, he was delighted to know that he would soon have a fresh snack.  Despite being in a...
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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
  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 garments.  If and when they...
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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 offsides is 5 yards.  An infraction of the neutral zone also carries a 5-yard penalty.  When the referee blows the whistle for encroachment, the offending...
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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...
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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 was accepted by telephone,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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