Doing Wheelies in Lion Habitat

Doing Wheelies in Lion Habitat
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Doing Wheelies in Lion Habitat   One vivid memory that never got a good jump start into a tasty chronicle took place in the Aberdares Region of Kenya over 25 years ago.  The long...
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Fear Is The Hunter

Richard Bach, an avid aviator and writer, once wrote of fear.  He had halfway completed flying a loop when his plane for some inexplicable reason instead of completing the maneuver, began falling from the sky.   He described the fear that welled up and bubbled forth in the question, “What am I...
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Talents

Talents
  Describe a special talent you have used to your advantage.   I suppose that the only talent I have used to my advantage is writing.  I never knew how to write.  When I was young, I did not get good grades in English.  I did however, read like a crazy...
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WOW and Gee-Whiz Responses Belong in the Toolbox of Inquisitive Observers

WOW and Gee-Whiz Responses Belong in the Toolbox of Inquisitive Observers
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   WOW and Gee-Whiz Responses Belong in the Toolbox of Inquisitive Observers   When you see a Metasequoia glyptostroboides growing next to a red maple tree on your sister’s lawn in Tennessee, it kind of makes your...
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Spelunking In Calaveras County, California

Spelunking In Calaveras County, California
  On the road…. again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Caving in California   When he was a young, restless Recreation Patrolman on the El Dorado National Forest in California, the Footloose Forester had a friend his age that was as restless as he...
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Forgiving Vietnam

I was so embarrassed when I returned home from my tour of duty in Vietnam that I did all I could do to avoid being recognized as a Marine. I had seen so much yet I could tell so little. I liken it to what happens when you come upon a...
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That's What Grace is For

Though the waiting area next to the Radiation-Oncology department of St. Joseph Hospital is spacious, I feel like I am suffocating. We make our way to a wooden bench next to a gently flowing waterfall, and make small talk. "I heard them read the twenty-third Psalm over the PA system a...
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