Mango is my Last Name

Mango is my Last Name
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mango is my Last Name, Ataulfo is my First Name   This week marked the arrival of a welcome trend in advertising. Inasmuch as the Footloose Forester is suspicious of many of the deceptions in marketing techniques, the new...
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Major-Colonel

Major-Colonel
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Major-Colonel   One aspect of being a contractor in service to US Government agencies was the overall accommodation we were given to housing, the use of post exchanges and government-operated transportation, and other services.  That...
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Lake Tahoe, Silver Dollars, and Pinon Pine

Lake Tahoe, Silver Dollars, and Pinon Pine
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek  Lake Tahoe, Silver Dollars, and Piñon Pine   Those halcyon days working as a consultant forester in California in the 1960s salted the memory banks of the Footloose Forester with many, many fond reveries of adventures.  Some jobs were...
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My Camel is Named Uunt

My Camel is Named Uunt
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    My Camel is Named Uunt   As Father George Westwater told it, when President Lyndon B. Johnson asked Bashir, the camel driver, what his camel’s name was… well.  Bashir was on camera, sitting atop a camel as the...
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Rowboat to Troopship

Rowboat to Troopship
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Rowboat to Troopship   A landlubber like the Footloose Forester always felt at home with the sound of granite sand under his boots, the firm landings of his bare feet in beach sand, and the...
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On The Map...Again!!!

On The Map...Again!!!
    On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     On The Map…Again!!!     Maps, mapping, staring at maps, and using them as informative tools have always been integral to a footloose wanderer who usually consulted with them before planning an...
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Sooner or Later, It Was Going to be About Dodge City

Sooner or Later, It Was Going to be About Dodge City
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Sooner or Later, It Was Going to be About Dodge City   The On the road…again!!! Chronicles of the Footloose Forester were tucked away in his mental notebook for many years.  Many came to light...
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Digital Coordinates

Digital Coordinates
  On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek      13.813, -89.632  ***  11.638, -8.229  ***  Other Adventures     If you look very closely at the satellite photograph taken at latitude N 13°48' 47.7" and longitude W 89°37'51", you may detect two...
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The Anecdotes Keep Coming Back

The Anecdotes Keep Coming Back
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Anecdotes Keep Coming Back   As an arthritic old geezer reveals his slower gait and hobbles along on well-traveled legs, he realizes that his inherited genes for snark, sarcasm, and persnickety tale-telling are as polished and needy...
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On Memory Lapses and Voids

On Memory Lapses and Voids
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Memory Lapses and Voids     Everybody has some degree of short-term memory loss, and everybody has some degree of long-term memory loss.  We wonder why we forget some things and worry a bit...
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It's Raining In The Teak

It's Raining In The Teak
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester   By Dick Pellek    It’s Raining in the Teak     The combination and progression of adventures that led to dreams that led to stories that sometimes led to essays is the present impetus to now tell a tale...
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Underwater

Underwater
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Underwater   The very modern and accurate mapping capabilities found in Google Earth are a joy to manipulate and to have at the ready, anytime the Footloose Forester wants to check out the status of before-after photos...
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Where Am I?

Where Am I?
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Where Am I?   The main thought running through his head in another of those disjointed dreams was, “where am I?”  A sunny scene flashed by, a few loaded words, another scene in a plain,...
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Bridge, Not Too Far

Bridge, Not Too Far
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Bridge, Not Too Far   For a number of years, the Footloose Forester had wanted to write a chronicle about the missionaries he has known.  There were plenty of them, spread out across the globe.  Any such chronicle...
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Accidental Rock Hound

Accidental Rock Hound
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Accidental Rock Hound   Another dream, another chronicle about those bits and pieces of reverie that bob up and down in the soup of memories.  The first ingredient in the soup of last night’s dream...
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Bengal Tiger - Dive Buddy

Bengal Tiger - Dive Buddy
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Bengal Tiger - Dive Buddy   The legacy of the Bengal Tiger, that fearless lady who put up her dukes to stare down a surly marine in Senegal and a coterie of young thieves in Madagascar who thought...
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The A-Frame

The A-Frame
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester B y Dick Pellek     The A-Frame   In recent years the branch of agricultural science known as agroforestry has become more popular around the world. The appeal of agroforestry is more pronounced in Third World countries where family farms and...
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Circuit Rider

Circuit Rider
  On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Circuit Rider   The flashes of memory that have heretofore been confined to the Chronicles of a Footloose Forester are getting pretty hard to handle as potentially interesting stories.  This one is quite tentative...
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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 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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