Slaloming Down the Volcanic Ash Scree Slope

Slaloming Down the Volcanic Ash Scree Slope
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Slaloming Down the Volcanic Ash Scree Slope   The trek to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania was a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list trip.  Although reaching the top is often hampered by deep snow, a few...
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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 Perceptiveness

On Perceptiveness
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Perceptiveness   The Lumpers and the Splitters of the world are often miles apart when it comes to perceiving things around them.  Methinks that they may also act in different ways.  Our individual ways...
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Ricks, Face-Cords, and Yards of Topsoil

Ricks, Face-Cords, and Yards of Topsoil
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Ricks, Face-Cords, and Yards of Topsoil     Folks who are landscaping their homes may feel a need to order a truckload of topsoil to level the land or to improve the fertility of...
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Geographic Coordinates With Pictures To Match

Geographic Coordinates With Pictures To Match
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Geographic Coordinates with Pictures to Match   If you drop in at digital coordinates 44.293805, -105.526084 this summer, you will enjoy the time and leave with a few pleasant memories.  And maybe a full tummy. ...
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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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The Anecdotes Keep Coming Back

The Anecdotes Keep Coming Back
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Anecdotes Keep Coming Back   As an arthritic old geezer reveals his slower gait and hobbles along on well-traveled legs, he realizes that his inherited genes for snark, sarcasm, and persnickety tale-telling are as polished and needy...
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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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On Being An Observer

On Being An Observer
  On the road…again!  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams  Chronicles of a Footloose Forester  By Dick Pellek      On Being An Observer   Every once in a while, the Footloose Forester (and everybody else) shows disappointment that something important that should have been recognized was not, something that should have been...
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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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It's Raining In The Teak

It's Raining In The Teak
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester   By Dick Pellek    It’s Raining in the Teak     The combination and progression of adventures that led to dreams that led to stories that sometimes led to essays is the present impetus to now tell a tale...
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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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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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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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Baby and Early Childhood Stories

I only know a few stories about my early life.  My parents lived with my grandparents.  My dad was attending the University of Alabama on the GI Bill.  My mother continued to live with her in-laws until my dad was able to get married student housing in Tuscaloosa.  The housing available...
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Drinkin' an' Drivin'

Drinkin' an' Drivin'
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Drinkin’ an’ Drivin’   The large refrigerator magnet sent to the Footloose Forester by a female friend (the Best Friend of the deceased Bengal Tiger) was definitely one kitchen item trying to make a point. ...
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Two Cool Kids

Two Cool Kids
Terri and Mom with their cool shades on.
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Picture of Mom and Terri

Picture of Mom and Terri
Two goofy kids!!
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