Mantras That Endure

Mantras That Endure
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mantras That Endure Of the many would-be chronicles that have struggled toward a birth on paper, this one about spiritual attachment to mantras, has kicked and squirmed its way, finally, to a nascent birth. The personal mantras of...
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The K-Turn and Mountain Roads

The K-Turn and Mountain Roads
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The K-Turn and Mountain Roads   Our family has a long tradition of learning how to drive from other family members and we all recall episodes of the lessons.  The Footloose Forester takes pride in teaching things, and...
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Aesthetic Trees

Aesthetic Trees
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Aesthetic Trees Legacy trees evolve from singular or group specimens that have had, or will become, historical, cultural, or botanical icons.   The mystique and mystery of remote forests of towering giants, the wildness of tropical jungles,...
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Those Fruitful Lunch Hours

Those Fruitful Lunch Hours
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Those Fruitful Lunch Hours   Over the years, the Footloose Forester had developed a modus operandi for achieving some of his planned free time activities.  He was not unlike other people who had both...
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Resentment

Resentment
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Resentment Why do acts of resentment linger in our memories?  We remember our most shameful acts, we remember our failings, and we remember our most embarrassing moments.  And it is also indisputable that at some level of consciousness...
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KMB662...939...4-16

KMB662...939...4-16
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   KMB662…939…4-16   He remembers faces and most names, but not all.  Those mental blocks explain a person’s propensity to block certain unpleasant memories but do not explain the inability to recall happy events from the past. When it...
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The Dirty Rifle

The Dirty Rifle
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Dirty Rifle   Every company in the training battalion at Fort Ord, California had an ongoing but unspoken competition for best company in each training cycle.  Basic Training in the US Army in those days of...
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Adventures in Banking

Adventures in Banking
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Adventures In Banking   Among the many small decisions one makes when mapping out their life, some of them are truly inconsequential but others develop into long-lasting, practical choices.  A person may wish to drive a...
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Epitaph Of A Wanderer

Epitaph Of A Wanderer
WANDERER Scattered hereabouts are the ashes of a wanderer       Present still in the soil, In the crevices of rocks, In the eddies of streams, In the tops of trees, In the wind, Across the land.
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The Survey Revealed A Misplaced Spring

The Survey Revealed A Misplaced Spring
On the road …again!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek California A Memorable Survey in the Sierra Nevadas   When he worked for Cal-Pacific Forest Consultants in the early 1960s, the Footloose Forester held a position that might be described as a Junior Forester, a graduate...
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Sleeping In Graveyards

Sleeping In Graveyards
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Sleeping In Graveyards (On A Visit to See George Stidworthy—American Rifleman)   A Footloose Forester who wanted to be… On the road….again! ...by choice, very often elected his own adventures.  So it was that he...
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A Very Strange Bird Is The Pelican

A Very Strange Bird Is The Pelican
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Very Strange Bird Is The Pelican Having a short name with only 6 letters didn’t limit the number of ways his family name was mispronounced or misspelled. In junk mail, in particular, it...
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Over Time, Even The Facts Change

Over Time, Even The Facts Change
    On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Re-Learning Geography Learning the names of state capitals was a fundamental part of geography classes; and in grammer school Geography was his favorite subject.  Although some people believe that knowledge is power; others discount...
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Washoe Indian Encampment Unearthed

Washoe Indian Encampment Unearthed
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Washoe Indian Encampment at Wrights Lake, California Only after joining the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy as a volunteer in 2009 did Footloose Forester rekindle his interest in geology.  Having the time to document his memoirs helped,...
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Measuring Height Is More Reliable Than Eyeballing

Measuring Height Is More Reliable Than Eyeballing
  On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Trinity Center, California A few memoirs are related almost exclusively to forestry ventures, and some of the very sweetest memories are about the sights, sounds and events when Cal-Pacific Forest Consultants had a contract...
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Picking Magic Mushrooms With Jaelyn

Picking Magic Mushrooms With Jaelyn
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Magic Mushrooms   My father told me about wild mushrooms way back, but it was a Hungarian immigrant in New Jersey who convinced me that if you know what to look for, you need not...
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