A Vision From Heaven

A Vision From Heaven ***   ­No Body, No Wings   The Vision Couldn’t Be Seen by Eye   But Through My Humbled Mind   A Beautiful Spirit of Color   That Floated Tirelessly, From Here to There   From its Bottom, Stars Sparkled   And Bright Lights Shone Through  ...
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EPSILON ALPHA RHO

EPSILON ALPHA RHO
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   EAP (Epsilon Alpha Rho)   Fraternity brothers and sorority sisters would likely know that EAP can be sounded out as “Epsilon Alpha Rho” in the Greek language and signify the name of a campus fraternity...
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Inductive Reasoning in Third Grade

Inductive Reasoning in Third Grade
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Inductive Reasoning and Third-Grade Science Class   The dream came first, the details came later, and the story came last.  In a very pleasant dream last night, there we were, sitting on heavy wooden...
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Placerville, One Stop On The Road Of Forest Consultancy

Placerville, One Stop On The Road Of Forest Consultancy
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Placerville, One Stop on the Road of Forest Consultancy It must have been the spring of 1964 when the Footloose Forester returned to Placerville, California. In a recent dream, he recalled showing up before sunrise...
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The Resentments Dream

The Resentments Dream
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Resentments Dream   The disjointed catalogue of resentments came back in a dream.  They were not invited but the snippets and the stories just showed up, one at a time.  Such is the capability of the human...
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Billfish Tournament

Billfish Tournament
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Billfish Tournament   There he was in my dream, Tom Hanks.  He was representing Princeton in the Annual Ivy League Billfish Tournament.  That is to say, he was Princeton’s fisherman who was responsible for selecting the bait,...
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Eidetic Episodes and Hard-Wiring in the Brain

Eidetic Episodes and Hard-Wiring in the Brain
  On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Eidetic Episodes and Hard-Wiring in the Brain   The link between the word eidetic and the concept of hardwiring in the brain is a marriage of understanding of why humans remember some things and...
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On Ambitions

On Ambitions
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Ambitions     Only when the Footloose Forester  reviewed the presumed acknowledgment/comment box for Ambitious about students in his class, as reported in the for-profit website called Classmates, did he even think about himself...
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Whiskey, Leave the Bottle!

Whiskey, Leave the Bottle!
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Whiskey, Leave the Bottle!   Those familiar lines, to the devotees of Gunsmoke and its many recorded re-runs, are thought triggers that spurred subsequent actions among the many sodbusters, wranglers, drifters, gunslingers, and others...
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On Memory Lapses and Voids

On Memory Lapses and Voids
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Memory Lapses and Voids     Everybody has some degree of short-term memory loss, and everybody has some degree of long-term memory loss.  We wonder why we forget some things and worry a bit...
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As I Lie Awake and Listen

As I Lie Awake and Listen
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   As I Lie Awake and Listen   Melancholia pervades a certain genre of music and people who suddenly become vulnerable to melancholia find a certain solace in the words and music of melancholic songs.  Singing...
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Courier

Courier
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Courier   Another dream-inspired chronicle, but hey! Whatever works.  Truth be told, the seeds of many chronicles germinated during dreams but the pre-writing phase was usually shortly after waking, and the first draft started...
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A Tenderfoot Practicing Living

A Tenderfoot Practicing Living
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Tenderfoot Practicing Living   The tenderfoot practicing life, who also calls himself the Footloose Forester , had another dream last night and decided that he would share the fragments of his innermost thoughts as...
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Accidental Rock Hound

Accidental Rock Hound
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Accidental Rock Hound   Another dream, another chronicle about those bits and pieces of reverie that bob up and down in the soup of memories.  The first ingredient in the soup of last night’s dream...
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On Inspiration

On Inspiration
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     On Inspiration Looking back over the years and wondering why certain pronouncements by prominent people that were published for all of us to read were featured in the first place, the introspective Footloose Forester saw a pattern. ...
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Yesterday the Subject was Tigers

Yesterday the Subject was Tigers
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Yesterday the Subject was Tigers   We three neighbors sat down yesterday in social distancing, of course, when the subject of tigers came up.  It is a favorite topic of the Footloose Forester who had a tiger...
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A Musing On Old Age

Very few people of my age express themselves about such things and I will not purport to speak for them, but only for myself. Old age from day to day, sometimes hour by hour, is a kaleidoscope of feelings. These sentiments may be common to us, or they may be uniquely...
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Googling Pyramid Peak

Googling Pyramid Peak
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Googling Pyramid Peak   Another day, another dream, and another chronicle about nagging problems.  The long-festering issue about which screen capture photos from the Internet are free of copyright restrictions welled up again in last night’s...
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The Most Beautiful Tree In The World

The Most Beautiful Tree In The World
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Beautiful Benjamin Fig   At last, the time has come to share information about the most beautiful tree in the world.  You will have to use some of your navigational skills to...
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You Remember Birdies and Eagles

You Remember Birdies and Eagles
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   You Remember Birdies and Eagles   One of the differences between daydreams and night time dreams is the simple proposition that daydreams are induced recollections and night time dreams are involuntary.  We may awaken to recall...
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