On Smiles

On Smiles
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Smiles   If you are curious about where you might look to personally see almost everybody smiling, you might try a Catholic church, just after the priest says, “Let us show one another a...
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Inductive Reasoning in Third Grade

Inductive Reasoning in Third Grade
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Inductive Reasoning and Third-Grade Science Class   The dream came first, the details came later, and the story came last.  In a very pleasant dream last night, there we were, sitting on heavy wooden...
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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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A Better Bagel and Brand Loyalty

A Better Bagel and Brand Loyalty
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Better Bagel and Brand Loyalty   We all have our favorite foods.  But we don’t all agree on what those dishes or recipes are, thus the eternal discussions about foods and one of the...
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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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Let's Go Shake The Apple Tree

Let's Go Shake The Apple Tree
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Let’s Go Shake The Apple Tree   The Bengal Tiger was already in the branches of the Pennsylvania apple tree in the autumn of 2015 when she connected with the expression she had used...
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Unique Zebra Amber

Unique Zebra Amber
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Zebra Amber   Many times we all take things for granted.  Being comfortable with one’s personal ignorance is a way to cope, so although we strive to know what is going on, or knowing...
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Some Stuff You Just Can't Make Up

Some Stuff You Just Can't Make Up
  On the road again…. Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Maple Trees   This timely chronicle belongs in either the “you just can’t make this stuff up” folder, or the “truth is stranger than fiction” folder.  To a bridge player, you might call it...
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Growing Bamboo

Growing Bamboo
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Growing Bamboo Almost every time that he passed the dwarf bamboo thicket planted alongside his house in Pennsylvania, the Footloose Forester was reminded that bamboo was part of his family life. At one time or another,...
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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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