Cool Things To Do In Summer

Cool Things To Do In Summer
Having a summer holiday can be a boon or a bane for the students; it is a boon because you neither have to study for long and extended hours nor you have to stay up all night to complete the pending academic paper. However, it can be a bane because you...
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Ways To Learn Quick

Ways To Learn Quick
In the era of tough competition and with a burden of books more than your actual weight. It is very hard to learn things rapidly as you have so much to read and learn within a short span of time. There must be some remedy or tip to learn fast? Well,...
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Potatoes, Corn, Wheat, and Rice

Potatoes, Corn, Wheat, and Rice
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Potatoes,  Corn, Wheat, and Rice   You probably know as much about rice as you do about potatoes, corn, or wheat.  Your consumption of french fries, baked potatoes, potato chips, and mashed potatoes probably puts the common...
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8 Reasons Why Students Should Be Taught Religion at School

Why Students Should Be Taught Religion at School People have different opinions around the world about whether we should include religion as part of a school’s curriculum or not. Some agree with introducing religion classes to our kids, whereas, some others are reluctant. I have been hearing this debate since long,...
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Plant Adaptation to Global Warming

Plant Adaptation to Global Warming
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Plant Adaptation to Global Warming   The debate about climate change is not going away anytime soon.  For whatever reasons, there are plenty of climate change deniers holding firm in their beliefs.  Some offer mild objections because...
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The Short Course Building

The Short Course Building
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Short Course Building (The Helyar Experience)     People who visit social media sites are inclined to reminisce about the old days.  They remember growing up in ____ or hanging out with ____­ and the allure...
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Memes That Miss The Mark

Memes That Miss The Mark
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Memes That Miss The Mark   These days it is ever so common to see memes posted on social media sites, that we are lulled into thinking that we are seeing pearls of wisdom.  In addition, it...
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The Healthcare Lifeboat

The Healthcare Lifeboat
Essays, Stories , Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Healthcare Lifeboat   When does a chronicle belong in the Ancestors portfolio?  Where does a story about Education belong?  Who should be the general audience for a personal legacy tale about Growing Up Years?  Obvious...
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If You've Never Had a Course That's Taken Your Measure

Thirty-nine years old, long-married, father of five children and there I stood, tears welling up in my eyes.  No, it wasn’t a family tragedy.  My wife loved me, our children were all healthy, our parents were still alive and doing well.  But not me.   My world was crashing around me. I had...
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Ultimate MEMCOM

Ultimate MEMCOM
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester     Communicating on Social Media   When I review the number of friends or subscribers that traffic counters on social media sites tell me that I have, it is a bit dismaying to think that my sphere of...
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It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Sometimes I Just Want To Spell It Out   With all the fake news coming out of the White House these days, I sometimes want to drop my self-imposed injunction about writing snarky political editorials. ...
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How to Pass Down a Magical Oral History

History is a chorus of voices and everyone deserves a chance for their voice to be heard by future generations. The human voice is an amazing thing with a full range of subtleties that give us our unique identity.  When listening to an audio recording of a loved one something magical...
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Google Earth Gets Better and Better

Google Earth Gets Better and Better
Afghanistan to Zambia Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Google Earth Gets Better And Better   This chronicle is a revised version of an earlier story about how important Google Earth has been in not only finding things like a car in a driveway...
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The Scientific Method In Everyday Life

The Scientific Method In Everyday Life
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester B y Dick Pellek   The Scientific Method In Everyday Life   There may be a lot of truth in the idea that we all forget about 80% of what we learned in school.  Most of us, however; are satisfied...
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Incoming Tide

Incoming Tide
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Incoming Tide   There is no telling by looking around you whether or not the tides matter to most people you talk to in the tiny enclaves surrounding Chincoteague Bay, Virginia. To be sure, the watermen...
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Grass Clippings, Mulch, Green Manure

Grass Clippings, Mulch, Green Manure
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Grass Clippings, Fertilizer, Green Manure   Tis now the season when homeowners around the country get out the lawnmowers, fertilizer spreaders, and weed whackers in their yearly quest to make their lawns more...
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Drs. and Doctorandus

Drs. and Doctorandus
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Drs. and Doctorandus Titles, degrees, and honorifics are important in some circles to distinguish the achiever by the achievement, the apparent status of the individual by the designator before the name, or the...
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Bon Jour, Mes Amis

On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Talk Story to a 2 nd Grade Spanish Class   Sharing ideas with children is an important part of their formative education.  So is showing them things that are all around us; and teaching...
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Beautiful Earth, One Slide At A Time

Beautiful Earth, One Slide At A Time
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Beautiful Earth, One Slide At A Time   A beautiful place, but don't ask where (one of 70 slides in a Power-Point presentation file [ Rare-et-magnifique---.pps ]   One of the problems in making our stories...
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Graduate Studies at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois 1960-1965

     Keith received approval to enter graduate studies at the University of Illnois!  It really was going to happen!  We borrowed a farm truck from my brother, Richard Tice, and loaded it full with our belongings.  It reminded me of 'Ma and Pa Kettle" - even complete with a washtub...
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