Van Richard Ercanbrack -- A Home Teacher's View

By Golden V. Adams Jr. Just over a year ago, I was assigned as a home teacher to Van and Eva.  Although Van was a member of my High Priest Group, I did not know him well and so the first couple of times that I visited their home, I noticed...
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I Believe

I believe--I know--we are all God's children; that he loves us deeply and wants us to come back to live with Him.  I believe--I know--that Christ, His Son, made this possible for us to accomplish. "All" that is required of us is to hone our lives in such a way that...
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From a Former Student

I graduated from EHS with the class of 1977. I just wanted to say that my memories of "Mrs. Fouse" only bring a smile to my face.  Her gentle motivation and beautiful smile are still remembered by me.  Because of her encouragement, I agreed to volunteer to help teach English to...
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Five Things That Never Shook Loose From My Core Beliefs

We All Have Core Beliefs;  These Are Some Of Mine      1.  Despite the darkness of the night, I believe that the sun will shine again.  Despite the depths of our despair and sorrow, that sun will warm our hearts and spirits.  There is nothing I can do to suppress...
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Who are your villagers?

We all know the phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child," but have you ever applied it to your own experience? Who are the influential people in your life, past or present, who have shaped and influenced you? Here's my top 10: 1. & 2. My parents. Of course....
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Letter to My Grandfather

Letter to My Grandfather
March 19, 2013 Dear Grandpop, Today you would have been 95, if we still had you on this earth. But as it turns out, you were only with us 90 and 3/4 years. I miss you. Life goes on and time continues, but when I fully allow myself to dive into...
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Nobody Likes A Critic

Nobody Likes A Critic
    NOBODY LIKES A CRITIC By Dick Pellek   FOREWORD   The Mice once called a meeting to decide on a plan to free themselves of their enemy, the Cat. Something had to be done, for they lived in such constant fear of her claws that they hardly dared stir...
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MY Missionary Trip and Travels

MY Missionary Trip and Travels
                By William Albert Adams.  This poem was written to highlight experiences he lived while serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern States Mission 1900-1901.   I was born in a place called Utah, A...
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A Legacy In Ethics

      INTEGRITY             The most significant value that I was shown in my lifetime was from my Daddy…Integrity!  T he situation was that my Daddy was principal of the high school and one of his responsibilities was to sign papers to send to the Arkansas Athletic...
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Serendipity Of Katherine's Sculpture

Serendipity Of Katherine's Sculpture
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Serendipity Of Katherine’s Statue Serendipity has always been one of his favorite words. The dictionary definition of serendipity has a few variations; but in general, it means a pleasant, fortunate and unexpected discovery. Finding the...
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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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Peace of Mind

Learning how to allow peace in my mind had to be wanted.  No more drama is exactly that, No more Drama   Escape from reality,  what is reality these days? is in the eye of the beholder?  All I want to do is have Peace of Mind. Seek and you shall find, knock and...
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Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes

Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes Thu’s mom, the original Bengal Tiger whose name was Trang Thi Dao, came north with us for the summer in New Jersey, while Footloose Forester visited with his parents and worked...
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A Gift From A Samoan To A Vietnamese To A Dying American GI

A Gift From A Samoan To A Vietnamese To A Dying American GI
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Gift From a Samoan to a Vietnamese to a Dying American G.I.   The following account is a bittersweet memory of the days when the Footloose Forester and his soul mate Thu were living in...
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Meeting A Young Navajo Artist

Meeting A Young Navajo Artist
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Quick Stroll Around Four States It was not a stroll around the block…it was a circular promenade at the perimeters of four states. At Four Corners, the intersection point of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New...
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To Fly--With The Paraglider In Your Backpack

To Fly--With The Paraglider In Your Backpack
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   To Fly A Paraglider From The Rim Of Fogo   This is a wishful thinking story that is part of a dreamer’s bucket list.  Yes, it is wishful thinking but it is something that is...
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An older relative's interaction that still resonates with me today.

An older relative's interaction that still resonates with me today.
Well, that would have to be my Dad.  He is constantly trying to make things better and once he gets a whiff of something working he doesn't let up no matter what.  It doesn't matter if it's a business opportunity, the way to cut the lawn faster or anything in between. ...
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The Golden Oysters Of Chincoteague Bay

The Golden Oysters Of Chincoteague Bay
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Discovering Chincoteague Bay February 2012 The future excites us and stirs our thoughts about what the next adventures will bring.  While many of the older Chronicles of a Footloose Forester were about memories captured from a distant...
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Joe Fodor bails out, then survives Stalag-17

Joe Fodor bails out, then survives Stalag-17
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia      Chronicles of a Footloose F orester By Dick Pellek            Originally published on 2 January 2012                 A Story of War Joe Fodor is going on 90 now, but you would never...
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One Proud Moment

One Proud Moment
There is so much to be proud of with my immediate family. By immediate family I mean my wife Christine and sons Justin and Tyler. For this I choose to share a story about Justin. After returning from Vietnam the climate back home was so hostile towards veterans I hid the...
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