Street Trees and Village Shade

Street Trees and Village Shade
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Street Trees and Village Shade There is little doubt that trees beautify the landscape in any large city or small town.  Street trees are aesthetic treasures that may be ignored at times but gain attention when they are...
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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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You Remember Birdies and Eagles

You Remember Birdies and Eagles
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek You Remember Birdies and Eagles One of the differences between daydreams and night time dreams is the simple proposition that daydreams are induced recollections and night time dreams are involuntary.  We may awaken to recall something about...
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In and Under Flying Things

In and Under Flying Things
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   In and Under Flying Things Re-printed from Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester   Memoirs might flow as narrative accounts to those who compose them, or be read as non-fiction histories by those who...
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Some Things You Can Make Up

Some Things You Can Make Up
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Some Things You Can Make Up   People get bored quite easily. To counter that, many a youngster with an active mind tries to attract attention with their own personality traits that shout out, “I’m...
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Looking Back With Mixed Emotions And Memories

Looking Back With Mixed Emotions And Memories
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Looking Back With Mixed Emotions and Memories   Thanks to the photographic record, recalling a few details of the lavishness of Anh Sao’s house in Viet Nam can be shared with others.  As time passes,...
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Regrets

Regrets
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Regrets   “To thine own self be true” is a dictum that has survived as a lesson in character building since biblical times. In being honest with oneself, most of us would admit to having...
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Heroes We Have Known

On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Heroes We Have Known Chau and Hahn Telling stories about other people is fraught with risk.  One risk is that they might be offended that something you have said might not be true; another risk is...
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Getting Around In Helicopters

Getting Around In Helicopters
  On the road again...! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Getting Around in Helicopters   Foresters and other natural resources professionals get around in helicopters more often than most folks.  Kind of like a businessman or woman taking a taxi to get to an...
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Face Of A VC Soldier Exposed In A Parachute Flare

Face Of A VC Soldier Exposed In A Parachute Flare
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Uniform or Not, Civilian or Not   Uniform or not, civilian or not, many of us who spent more than a year in Viet Nam saw lots of action of one form or another. There...
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Return To Tuy Hoa Airbase (in Google Earth)

Return To Tuy Hoa Airbase (in Google Earth)
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Return to Tuy Hoa (in Google Earth)   Thoughts of Viet Nam keep returning in his dreams.  Some memories are clear but others are confused, especially about why the Footloose Forester was there, in the...
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Deadline On Guam

Deadline On Guam
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Deadline On Guam Of the many lucky breaks that made life a lot simpler and saved a ton of money at the same time, going to Guam was one of them. It really was planning, and not...
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Faithful Four-Footed Friends in Saigon

Faithful Four-Footed Friends in Saigon
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Faithful Four-Footed Friends in Saigon   Humans tend to crowd out unpleasant thoughts and retain the memories of the happy times in their lives. Living in a war zone in Viet Nam for almost three years...
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