A Day in the Cholistan Desert

A Day in the Cholistan Desert
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     A Day in the Cholistan Desert We met in a sparsely furnished office building whose windows rattled when the wind blew.  Two young and eager Pakistani soil scientists had been assigned to escort us to one of...
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Military Career

After another semester at BYU, I decided that an Air Force career was for me and I made sure that I completed all of the requirements for a  commission.  In fact, I began to look at my B.S. as only a way to obtain an Air Force commission.  On August 19, 1964,...
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Follow the Trail of Breadcrumbs

Follow the Trail of Breadcrumbs
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Follow the Trail of Breadcrumbs   As movie fans and tv viewers know all too well, there are certain lines in the scripts that become classics that develop a life of their own.   We subconsciously...
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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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Smoke Along The Rubicon Trail

Smoke Along The Rubicon Trail
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Smoke Along The Rubicon Trail     From among the few categories that form the framework of the storyteller’s letterhead of the Footloose Forester: Essays, Stories, Adventure, Dreams , this chronicle and a delicious story is based...
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Inspiration to Career Path

When I was 14 or 15, I started working in the family business started by my grandfather and run, at that time, by my father.  I continued to work in the business through college.  In the first semester of my sophmore year of college, I was facing a dilemma I had...
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Google Earth Comes Of Age

Google Earth Comes Of Age
  On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Google Earth Comes Of Age   Storytelling skills evolve with the storyteller. Not that the story changes, if the storyteller is honest and sincere, but the details that were forgotten or...
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Lost Bag in Lisbon

Lost Bag in Lisbon
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Lost Bag in Lisbon Long known as the poor man of Europe, Portugal has consistently had an economy that lagged behind other movers and shakers in modern European society. And that is perhaps the secret in...
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Sand, Silt, and Clay

Sand, Silt, and Clay
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Sand, Silt, and Clay At one time or another in our everyday lives, everyone is guilty of using the improper or imprecise word or words to describe things around us.  Some of us do it thoughtlessly and...
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A LEGACY CONVERSATION ADVISORS MUST HAVE TO SUCCEED

A LEGACY CONVERSATION ADVISORS MUST HAVE TO SUCCEED
  OPPORTUNITY LOST AND FOUND     The financial planning and services industries are at a crossroads and never before has the future been less certain for Advisors. Eroding trust is one of many challenges that make it all the more difficult for Advisors to gain assets under management and maintain...
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On Screening Job Applicants

On Screening Job Applicants
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek       On Screening Job Applicants        Filling vacant jobs sometimes employs screening procedures that go beyond just filling out employment forms and answering a few interview questions.  Sometimes the employers...
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H***, He Don't Look Like No Doctor To Me

H***, He Don't Look Like No Doctor To Me
In the fall of 1971, dewy-eyed and puffed-up from gazing at the diploma on the wall which certified that I was a Ph.D, I was eager to take my place in front of a classroom somewhere in an ivy-covered temple of higher education.  But a few months before my adviser threw...
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1998 Bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi

1998 Bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Nairobi Bombing in 1998   Many years have passed since Al Qaida pulled off the attempted bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.  They didn’t manage to bring down the embassy building but they...
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Gadabout and Gadfly

Gadabout and Gadfly
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Gadabout and Gadfly   When the Footloose Forester was finally ready to fill in the biographical content for the cover of his third memoir: Acer rubrum to Zyzphus jujuba: Volume II in early...
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Littering for a Cause

Littering for a Cause
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Littering for a Cause Some people overtly proclaim their concerns about conservation, environmental awareness, and anti-littering. Others practice low key conservation and likely are just as effective, or ineffective, as the circumstances permit.  The Footloose Forester...
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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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Stupid Coconut!

Stupid Coconut!
On the road …again!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Stupid Coconut! When the senior Swiss researcher saw a coconut that had washed ashore at high tide, he was delighted to know that he would soon have a fresh snack.  Despite being in a tropical...
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The Golok

The Golok
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Golok   Shortly after his arrival on the tiny island of Pulau Peucang in 1975, one of his Indonesian counterparts mentioned that if the Footloose Forester intended to go into the forest, he needed to...
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