An Open Letter to Copilot, With Revisions

An Open Letter to Copilot, With Revisions
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     An Open Letter to Copilot, With Revisions   My sincere apology to you, Copilot if I have offended your sensibilities.  When in the past I have taken issue with the disadvantages and pitfalls of...
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Deep Fake Photos II

Deep Fake Photos II
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Copied and Photoshopped Deep Fake Photos    Not that anyone cares, but certain “news” feeds on the Internet continue to mislead readers with clickbait gambits to lure them into informational stories that have nothing...
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Bird Watching Fail

Bird Watching Fail
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Bird Watching Fail     A story without a purpose, a story without a photo, a story devoid of observations—is not much of a story at all.  If the readers of these Chronicles of a Footloose Forester...
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Fake Photo Marries Fake News

Fake Photo Marries Fake News
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Photoshopped Deep Fake Photos and Fake News Get Married Not that anyone cares, but certain “news” feeds on the Internet continue to mislead readers with clickbait gambits to lure them into informational stories that have...
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Why Are The Birds Sending Me Signs?

Why Are The Birds Sending Me Signs?
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Why Are The Birds Sending Me Signs?   They swoop in when they decide to congregate, they pick at their feasts in front of your eyes, and they stay until their leaders tell them to...
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EPSILON ALPHA RHO

EPSILON ALPHA RHO
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   EAP (Epsilon Alpha Rho)   Fraternity brothers and sorority sisters would likely know that EAP can be sounded out as “Epsilon Alpha Rho” in the Greek language and signify the name of a campus fraternity...
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Espionage and Transparency

Espionage and Transparency
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Espionage and Transparency Espionage Espionage, spying or intelligence gathering is the act of obtaining secret or confidential information from non-disclosed sources or divulging of the same without the permission of ... The on-line dictionary definition...
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Would You Believe It, If I Told You?

Would You Believe It, If I Told You?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Would You Believe It, If I Told You?   Would you believe that…a lawmaker in Indiana wants to prosecute doctors who perform abortions?   Would you believe that abortion was legal in the US for over 40 years?...
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Glass Half Full? Half Empty?

Glass Half Full? Half Empty?
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Glass Half Full? Half Empty?     Life holds more than a few mysteries.  We can plainly see a water glass that is half full/half empty, but the question is, which is it?  Some people...
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Muscle Man

Muscle Man
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Muscle Man   Upon waking, the Footloose Forester often contemplates if and how he will start a chronicle story from his mélange of snippet memories of his life On the road…again!!!    As serendipity would...
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More Cryptic Coordinates

More Cryptic Coordinates
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    More Cryptic Coordinate Numbers    Little did he know that a hand-held GPS reading during Episode #10 of Breaking Bad would lead to a converging coincidence in the art of storytelling.  The starring protagonist in...
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Lake Tahoe, Silver Dollars, and Piñon Pine

Lake Tahoe, Silver Dollars, and  Piñon 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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Geographic Coordinates With Pictures To Match

Geographic Coordinates With Pictures To Match
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Geographic Coordinates with Pictures to Match   If you drop in at digital coordinates 44.293805, -105.526084 this summer, you will enjoy the time and leave with a few pleasant memories.  And maybe a full tummy. ...
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On Being An Observer

On Being An Observer
  On the road…again!  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams  Chronicles of a Footloose Forester  By Dick Pellek      On Being An Observer   Every once in a while, the Footloose Forester (and everybody else) shows disappointment that something important that should have been recognized was not, something that should have been...
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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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Courier

Courier
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Courier   Another dream-inspired chronicle, but hey! Whatever works.  Truth be told, the seeds of many chronicles germinated during dreams but the pre-writing phase was usually shortly after waking, and the first draft started...
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The Lumper and the Splitter Meet Again

The Lumper and the Splitter Meet Again
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Lumper and the Splitter Meet Again   The Footloose Forester has been a life-long splitter: dividing seemingly simple observations into more refined, detailed considerations into the possibilities about the presumed complexity of those observations. A photograph of...
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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 Bend The Fig Tree

Let's Go Bend The Fig Tree
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Let’s Go Bend The Fig Tree   The Bengal Tiger first coined the words to the love sonnet “let’s go shake the mango tree” when we lived in Hawaii in the 1970s.  She sang that sweet...
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Hacking the Russian Environmental Report

Hacking the Russian Environmental Report
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Hacking the Russian Environmental Report   Once in a while when a suspect news report gets aired with a misleading spin, the Footloose Forester goes into one of his petulant moods and yearns to compose a...
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