42.657, -76.211 Had the Evidence

42.657, -76.211 Had the Evidence
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   42.657, -76.211 Had the Evidence    The Wisconsin Glacier that pushed south into NE United States about 12,000 years ago left many unacknowledged gifts that are part of our everyday life today.  Geologists may quibble...
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Digital Coordinates

Digital Coordinates
  On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek      13.813, -89.632  ***  11.638, -8.229  ***  Other Adventures     If you look very closely at the satellite photograph taken at latitude N 13°48' 47.7" and longitude W 89°37'51", you may detect two...
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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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The Lone Wolf - As Leader, As Follower

The Lone Wolf - As Leader, As Follower
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Lone Wolf (As Leader – As Follower)   Everyone knows a lone wolf but not everyone is a lone wolf.  The lone wolf may get the reputation as an innovator, which might be a compliment, or as...
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Everyday Science and Math for Foresters

Everyday Science and Math for Foresters
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Everyday Science and Math, for a Forester   High school math and science courses are required for admission into forestry schools around the country.  At some stage of their careers, most field foresters will have in their...
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Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans

Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans, Coffee Makers, and Coffee Cups   The whole world knows something about coffee.  Many millions of people drink it every day.  A few million are involved in growing it, hundreds...
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Underwater

Underwater
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Underwater   The very modern and accurate mapping capabilities found in Google Earth are a joy to manipulate and to have at the ready, anytime the Footloose Forester wants to check out the status of before-after photos...
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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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The Gold is Buried at...

The Gold is Buried at...
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Gold is Buried at …   His dying words were numbers that I cannot remember but as he feebly put the hand-written scrap of paper into my hand, I knew that the long string of...
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A Better Bagel and Brand Loyalty

A Better Bagel and Brand Loyalty
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Better Bagel and Brand Loyalty   We all have our favorite foods.  But we don’t all agree on what those dishes or recipes are, thus the eternal discussions about foods and one of the...
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Stories, Blogs, Essays, and Peer Review

Stories, Blogs, Essays, and Peer Review
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams   Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Stories, Blogs, Essays, and Peer Review      The recent decision of Facebook to encourage account holders to contribute text and photo stories in a special window of their website is an invitation to greater sharing of...
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A Tenderfoot Again

A Tenderfoot Again
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Tenderfoot Again   For many adults, the Boy Scouts and the adventurous times in Boy Scouts was an enlightening, formative period in our lives.  It was also a time of informal education that had...
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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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Gerunds as Headliners

Gerunds as Headliners
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Gerunds Headlining the News What do the words Reducing , Deterring , and Obstructing have in common?  All of them are gerunds, all of them are words suggesting restriction, and all of them are the leading words used...
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Sure, I'm Ignorant

Sure, I'm Ignorant
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Sure, I’m Ignorant and Will Always Be   Criticism from afar can cut just as deeply as in-your-face histrionics, complete with sputum and the bulging eyes of the critic.  But being called ignorant was never a huge...
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What Do You See?

What Do You See?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     What Do You See?   Many chronicles of late have begun with ideas developed in dreams and later polished on paper. A few chronicles like this one begin with a picture and must be probed to reveal...
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Adventures by the Numbers

Adventures by the Numbers
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Adventures by the Numbers   The time has come whereby adventure stories of the past will sport a new look.  A small change but a modern update will be made in the way their locales will be...
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Sophistry as a Conman's Burglar Tool

Sophistry as a Conman's Burglar Tool
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Sophistry as a Conman’s Burglar Tool   As much as I dislike lies, exaggerations, and fanciful tales that morph into urban legends, the people who use them on a regular basis and know that they work on...
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Dr. Ben Stout Was My Kind of Guy

Dr. Ben Stout Was My Kind of Guy
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Dr. Ben Stout Was My Kind of Guy It is true that having a receptive mood is one of the conditions that is required for the Footloose Forester to even draft a chronicle.  If something inside...
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Benefits of Proofreading

Benefits of Proofreading
Pros of Proofreading   Many of us wonder why we should proofread when spellchecking is available. Well, autocorrect and spellcheckers are useful but in a limited way. It cannot rely on in place of  online proofreading services . It provides additional advantages and benefits to your blogs.    Objectivity provided and...
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