Donald Stuart Grant's exemplary work ethic

Donald Stuart Grant's exemplary work ethic
  It was April 1954 and Don had just arrived home from a 3-year stint in Europe as an Army PFC. He had been lucky--of the 1000 men in his group, 800 went to Korea and he spent the entire 2 years in Salzburg as acting sergeant in charge of the...
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Who Manages The Managers?

Who Manages The Managers?
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Who Manages The Managers?   The chronicles and personal stories of the Footloose Forester , up to this point, purposely avoided episodes that were critical of others, accusatory, or those that cast aspersions. Although everyone...
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Environmental Disasters

Environmental Disasters
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Environmental Disasters For much of the last 30 years, the issue of the environment has become a political football, with political parties lining up on opposite sides of that football.  That is too bad; although the...
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The Drunkard Mouse Of Joburg

The Drunkard Mouse Of Joburg
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia C hronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Drunkard Mouse of Joburg   Thu was keen to visit Kimberly, South Africa, site of the most famous diamond mine in the world. So we arranged to take a vacation in South Africa,...
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Getting Around In Helicopters

Getting Around In Helicopters
  On the road again...! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Getting Around in Helicopters   Foresters and other natural resources professionals get around in helicopters more often than most folks.  Kind of like a businessman or woman taking a taxi to get to an...
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Aw, shucks, Ma'am

Aw, shucks, Ma'am
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   M for Montana   Having  a railroad pass to travel anywhere in the United States was part of the plan to make a summer adventure in a new state after his sophomore year at Rutgers....
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Persona Non Grata

On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Persona Non-Grata   Every person, at some time or another, lets negative thoughts creep into their consciousness.  Usually, the thoughts of negative episodes in life come back again and again over the years.  It does not...
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On Being A Name Dropper

On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Name Dropping   The Footloose Forester has been a practicing iconoclast for most of his adult life.  No, make that most of his entire life. As a teenager, he spent plenty of time musing about...
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My First Job

My First Job
Alice Domagalski recalls her first job.
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The role of the union in my career as a Toy Librarian and Kindergarten Teacher

The role of the union in my career as a Toy Librarian and Kindergarten Teacher
Jill first joined a Union in 1977 when she became a Toy Librarian.  The Union was the SA Institute of Teachers. As the role of Toy Librarian was a new one, Jill became involved in establishing a workplace Award for Toy Librarians. She later was able to study to become a...
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My first job as a Pharmacy Assistant

My first job as a Pharmacy Assistant
Jill talks about going back to Clare, South Australia, after her education in Adelaide and working in her first job as a Pharmacy Assistant for 2 years.  She then moved back to Adelaide and worked as a Clerical Assistant with Clarksons.
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The First Time I Met Up With A .......

The First Time I Met Up With A .......
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forestery Dick Pellek   The First Time I Met Up With A ….. Many vivid memories are about the first time that the Footloose Forester met a wild or dangerous animal, face to face. Early memories are about small animals caught...
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My First Job

Bill spent his early years in Tarlee South Australia and then moved to Adelaide. In this story he recalls life in Adelaide in the early 1930's and especially his first job.
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Lumpers And Splitters

Lumpers And Splitters
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Lumpers and the Splitters At the interface of discussions between the generalists and the specialists, there always seems to be an unsettling void regarding the void, itself. Although seldom mentioned as an issue, filling in...
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The Role of Technology in Court Reporting and American Courtrooms from 1974 to 2012

The Role of Technology in Court Reporting and American Courtrooms from 1974 to 2012
The only piece of modern technology that was found in the well-equipped  trial courtroom of the 1970s was a lighted X‑ray viewbox where an expert or treating physician could display X-rays and explain to the court and jury a party’s injuries and diagnosis. An easel, pad of paper, and MagicMarker™ were...
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Lion Hunters Of The Laikipia Plateau

Lion Hunters Of The Laikipia Plateau
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Adventures on the Laikipia Plateau Kenya   Going up-country in Kenya with a real adventurer was what Footloose Forester hoped all jobs would be like.  His friend agreed to the use of his full name and...
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Travels By Train

Travels By Train
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Travels By Train On his first travels west of the Rocky Mountains, the Footloose Forester had a premonition that he would never again be as happy as he was in the mountains.  Seeing the Rockies...
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Measuring Height Is More Reliable Than Eyeballing

Measuring Height Is More Reliable Than Eyeballing
  On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Trinity Center, California A few memoirs are related almost exclusively to forestry ventures, and some of the very sweetest memories are about the sights, sounds and events when Cal-Pacific Forest Consultants had a contract...
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Scherherazade Disappeared

Scherherazade Disappeared
As part of the business of our moving into a “Retirement Condo Community” (It is mid-April 2012 as I write this) we have been taking inventory of the tangible “driftwood” that has piled up on the shores of our  lives over the years and disposing of  things that were once useful...
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Scanning - Photos & Documents -- Plus Photo Restoration

Scanning - Photos & Documents -- Plus Photo Restoration
With my high-speed scanner, I can scan your old pictures and documents quickly, allowing you to share these precious memories with your loved ones! Photo Restoration on some of those favorite or special photographs can make a big difference.                         ...
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