Adventures in Surveying

Adventures in Surveying
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Adventures in Surveying   Another dream, another chronicle about disparate events in the past that somehow got stitched together in the dream itself.  This chronicle combines a bit of forestry field work, a bit of practical applications...
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The Resentments Dream

The Resentments Dream
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Resentments Dream   The disjointed catalogue of resentments came back in a dream.  They were not invited but the snippets and the stories just showed up, one at a time.  Such is the capability of the human...
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Unbelievable Tales

Unbelievable Tales
  On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Unbelievable Tales   Isaac Azimov wrote more than 500 books.  In his fruitful career, he also managed to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry.  So, when a colleague at the car rental company said that...
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Forests as Picture Puzzles

Forests as Picture Puzzles
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Forests as Picture Puzzles   Open a picture puzzle box that shows the picture of a green coniferous forest on the outside, and every adolescent and adult in the family will discover an unsorted pile...
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Adventures by the Numbers

Adventures by the Numbers
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Adventures by the Numbers   The time has come whereby adventure stories of the past will sport a new look.  A small change but a modern update will be made in the way their locales will be...
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Smoking or Non-Smoking?

Smoking or Non-Smoking?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Smoking or Non-Smoking? Many moons have risen and set since the last time that the Footloose Forester was in the mood to write a chronicle that belongs in the Humor genre, with an unstated theme of “you just...
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Pozzolana

Pozzolana
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester B y Dick Pellek    Pozzolana   Essays of the dream-induced variety are the hardest to compose, perhaps why the hours of fitful sleep are so often interjected with bits of reverie. Call them scraps, figments, bits, or vague ideas but there...
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A Closer Look at a Picture Worth a Thousand Words

A Closer Look at a Picture Worth a Thousand Words
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     A Closer Look at a Picture Worth a Thousand Words Flamengos Tree Nursery, Cape Verde Some people are proud of their humble beginnings.  Others are impatient to move on and forget about the past. It was many...
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Into The Volcano

Into The Volcano
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Into The Volcano The seminal Chronicles of a Footloose Forester has always been an unscheduled mélange of essays, stories, dreams, and adventures.  If he had his way, the adventures would predominate and the stories would follow.  The dreams...
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Google Earth Gets Better and Better

Google Earth Gets Better and Better
Afghanistan to Zambia Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Google Earth Gets Better And Better   This chronicle is a revised version of an earlier story about how important Google Earth has been in not only finding things like a car in a driveway...
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A Shared Legacy

A Shared Legacy
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams  Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Shared Legacy   It is my privilege to contribute a legacy story about a man long dead, for the benefit of a nephew who was born long after his uncle died; and...
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Sharing My Legacy Story

Sharing My Legacy Story
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Sharing My Legacy Story   Creating a positive legacy is the responsibility of the person who shows up each and every day to put their best foot forward; to do their best; to...
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Cape Verde Has Wonderful People And Many Pleasant Memories

Cape Verde Has Wonderful People And Many Pleasant Memories
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia        Chronicles of a Footloose Forester         By Dick Pellek     C is Cape Verde A three-year sojourn to the windblown islands of Cape Verde came shortly after a 20-word telegram of a job offer was accepted by telephone,...
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25 Foot Waves Made The Passage Exciting

25 Foot Waves Made The Passage Exciting
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Santo Antão, Cape Verde   There were so many adventures packed into the memory of Santo Antão that Footloose Forester sometimes forgets that he was a paid employee on various work assignments there.  Perhaps the most...
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Aroma Therapy and Instant Nostalgia

Aroma Therapy and Instant Nostalgia
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Aroma Therapy   About a decade ago, the hip, the yuppies, and the avant-garde community came up with the commercially salable idea of aromatherapy.  Most big shopping malls in major cities now have at least one...
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On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon

On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon    This contribution is a quicky, so its composition definitely will be edited and updated just as conveniently soon after my soulmate and I return from celebrating...
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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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Confession Of A Practical Joker

Confession Of A Practical Joker
    On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Confession Of A Practical Joker   The text of the following spoof was culled from the black heart of a practical joker who calls himself the Footloose Forester.  He sometimes risked official displeasure with...
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Softball Overseas Part I

Softball Overseas Part I
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Softball Overseas Part I They say that when you go overseas you should plan for downtime by developing hobbies. Softball was not exactly a hobby, but a sport that enjoyed wide popularity around the world and...
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Watching Thieves Working

Watching Thieves Working
  On the road…. again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   N is Nigeria One of the stopover countries, Nigeria will always come to mind because of the stories associated with it.  As we ate dinner at the home of a newly arrived USAID program...
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