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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Gerunds as Headliners

Gerunds as Headliners
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Gerunds Headlining the News What do the words Reducing , Deterring , and Obstructing have in common?  All of them are gerunds, all of them are words suggesting restriction, and all of them are the leading words used...
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Hard Wiring of the Brain

Hard Wiring of the Brain
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Hard Wiring of the Brain   Time and again a casual conversation will steer itself toward something that happened last week, last year, or many years ago.  It seems that some people can remember many details about...
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Passport to Story Telling

Passport to Story Telling
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Passport to Story Telling Tales of the Bengal Tiger reach back to the time when she was growing up in Cambodia and Viet Nam and continued to be written until a few days before her...
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The Scariest Things

The Scariest Things
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Scariest Things Random thoughts of Africa came in a dream last night, so the Footloose Forester decided to stitch a few of them together in a chronicle that might be labeled The Scariest Things .  First...
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My Near Death Experience

Foreword: I have no idea how or what to write this as or what to put in or leave out. Maybe trying for a goulash of facts, insights, a dash of bad humor and puns where I can, ramblings, perspectives, or some good old-fashioned "get this off my chest". Trying my...
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Are You Bragging or Complaining?

Are You Bragging or Complaining?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Are You Bragging Or Complaining?    This chronicle is for you, Red Lee.  You are in the center of that mental photograph that flashes in my mind, since that day in early autumn of 1955 when you responded...
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Mantras That Endure

Mantras That Endure
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mantras That Endure Of the many would-be chronicles that have struggled toward a birth on paper, this one about spiritual attachment to mantras, has kicked and squirmed its way, finally, to a nascent birth. The personal mantras of...
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The Cheetah at the Waterhole

The Cheetah at the Waterhole
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Cheetah at the Waterhole   As time passes, so also do some of the details of even favorite adventures.  The great fun trip to the Laikipia Plateau of Kenya in 1991 was one of them, and last...
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The Durian Express

The Durian Express
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Durian Express   On the road again…!!!  is an appropriate place to be when the mission is all about the Durian Express.  You see, the durian fruit grown in SE Asia and marketed in some...
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Siberia From The Air

Siberia From The Air
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Siberia From the Air You can’t see much from the small oval window of a jetliner but if you don’t look out you won’t see anything of the world below.  There is much you can learn...
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Pani Pulau

Pani Pulau
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Pani Pulau Snippets of memory, the stuff of legacy stories…  That was the theme of a recent chronicle by the Footloose Forester .  Today another snippet of a distant memory was jarred loose during a period...
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A Few Snippets Of Memory, The Stuff Of Legacy Stories

A Few Snippets Of Memory, The Stuff Of Legacy Stories
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     A Few Snippets, The Stuff From Whence Legacy Stories Are Born   Ø  That time in Germany when Lt. Nick Tompras fired off 250 rounds with a single pull of the trigger.  It was an M-60 machine...
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Discovered the Power of Prayer

Discovered the Power of Prayer
My first experience with the power of prayer came at the tender age of about 4 or 5. My parents had always taught me to pray and we had many family prayers but, this is the very earliest I remember of having such a direct correlation of a prayer and a...
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Canal House

Canal House
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Canal House   The intention of this chronicle was to document with Google Earth screenshots one or more of the places where the Bengal Tiger and the Footloose Forester once lived.  When they were successfully captured...
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In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow

In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow  Of the many poems that haunted his imagination from grammar school, the one about a field of poppies in Ypres, Belgium had enough staying power to remain as a...
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The French Connection

The French Connection
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The French Connection Just this morning as he arose from sleep and from a dream that would be the basis for a new chronicle entry, the Footloose Forester mentioned to his soulmate, the Bengal Tiger, that...
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stone of salvation desire for relationship fear - confusion of future direction- looking at determine future found truth was not in my business contacts and my relationships were superficial   my moment of pause was reaching end of rope and doing a google search for church - this was also one...
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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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A to Z Word Potpourri

A to Z Word Potpourri
On the road…again! Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A to Z Word Potpourri   The Chronicles of a Footloose Forester were compiled over a number of years, one story at a time. Events, observations, encounters, and episodes were the ingredients in the mix that got filed into...
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