Bengal Tiger - Dive Buddy

Bengal Tiger - Dive Buddy
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Bengal Tiger - Dive Buddy   The legacy of the Bengal Tiger, that fearless lady who put up her dukes to stare down a surly marine in Senegal and a coterie of young thieves in Madagascar who thought...
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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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Hard Wiring of the Brain

Hard Wiring of the Brain
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Hard Wiring of the Brain   Time and again a casual conversation will steer itself toward something that happened last week, last year, or many years ago.  It seems that some people can remember many details about...
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Passport to Story Telling

Passport to Story Telling
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Passport to Story Telling Tales of the Bengal Tiger reach back to the time when she was growing up in Cambodia and Viet Nam and continued to be written until a few days before her...
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COVID-19 and Older Adults: What All You Should Know

COVID-19, or coronavirus, turned our lives upside down. A vaccine against this infectious disease has not yet been developed, and those over the age of 65 and over need special care during this pandemic. So how do we take care of our older adults? Read on to receive all your questions...
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The Lumper and the Splitter Meet Again

The Lumper and the Splitter Meet Again
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Lumper and the Splitter Meet Again   The Footloose Forester has been a life-long splitter: dividing seemingly simple observations into more refined, detailed considerations into the possibilities about the presumed complexity of those observations. A photograph of...
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Winston Peak and Winston Ridge

Winston Peak and Winston Ridge
We hiked Waterman Mountain some years ago and could see Winston Peak from the top, so it was well past time to bag this peak. Winston Ridge was a pleasant surprise! This was such a special hike, I would consider this one of our better peak hikes that we have done!...
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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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Let's Go Shake the Mango Tree, Cherry Tree, and Apple Trees

Let's Go Shake the Mango Tree, Cherry Tree, and Apple Trees
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Let’s Go Shake the Mango Tree, the Cherry Tree, and the Apple Trees   Many chronicles of late have been enticed and extracted from dreams and polished up on paper before deciding where the latest one belongs:  in...
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Leaving An Khe

Leaving An Khe
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Leaving An Khe     The 3:10am start on this chronicle was kick-started by last night’s dream that filled in a small piece of an unsolved puzzle.  But the added clarity that dreams sometime provide left open...
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Tags and Related Posts

Tags and Related Posts
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Tags and Related Posts   If you have any interest in attracting readers to the subject matter in any of your posts, you may want to inspect and review your use of tags, as part and...
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The A-Frame

The A-Frame
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester B y Dick Pellek     The A-Frame   In recent years the branch of agricultural science known as agroforestry has become more popular around the world. The appeal of agroforestry is more pronounced in Third World countries where family farms and...
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Prologue

In reading through letters that my wife's grandfather sent home during World War II, it was interesting to be able to look into his life and feelings during that troubled time. In a similar vane, I felt it might be of interest if I were to journal through this pandemic as we...
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My COVID-19 Story

In being a good steward of my family history, it is only proper that I journal during this difficult time we find ourselves in. Since we are now a few months into this pandemic, It is probably best that I summarize some of the facts, globally as well as locally, that...
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A Macedonia Romance

Each summer a trip my mother and her sisters looked forward to was taking the train from Roanoke to Bluefield to visit their Aunt Beulah Wagner and Uncle Dock.  It was a two-day affair, as they had to take "The Motor" (local train) from Rocky Mount to Roanoke, spend the night...
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The Scariest Things

The Scariest Things
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Scariest Things Random thoughts of Africa came in a dream last night, so the Footloose Forester decided to stitch a few of them together in a chronicle that might be labeled The Scariest Things .  First...
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The Parody Defense

The Parody Defense
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    The Parody Defense   Only once in a while does the forgotten, third-rate would-be crafter of parody who calls himself the Footloose Forester get a response to his missives. He would prefer kudos but, alas, when the infrequent...
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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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5 Easy Steps to Clean Your Room

“Hey, are you home? I’m near your residence so I’ll be coming over in an hour…” These words are enough to trigger panic attacks if your room is messy and smelly. The horrific thoughts, such as “what will my guests think about me” or “will they detect my laziness,” can get...
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