Serendipity of the Day

Serendipity of the Day
On the road...again!!!   Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams   Chronicles of a Footloose Forester    By Dick Pellek       SERENDIPITY OF THE DAY     Occasional pictures of huge trees with buttresses on Facebook prompted the Footloose Forester to research some selected literature on Costa Rica in an attempt...
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The Generosity of Poor Farmers

The Generosity of Poor Farmers
On the road...again!!!   Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams   Chronicles of a Footloose Forester    By Dick Pellek       The Generosity of Poor Farmers     Mental images of generous people often appear in the dreams of the Footloose Forester .  As it happens, they were all poor farmers...
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Gaslighting, Sophistry, and Transference

Gaslighting, Sophistry, and Transference
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Gaslighting, Sophistry, and Transference   The season of political shenanigans is getting into full swing.  As if we haven’t already become numb with the rhetoric going back and forth, the major political parties are...
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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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A Vision From Heaven

A Vision From Heaven ***   ­No Body, No Wings   The Vision Couldn’t Be Seen by Eye   But Through My Humbled Mind   A Beautiful Spirit of Color   That Floated Tirelessly, From Here to There   From its Bottom, Stars Sparkled   And Bright Lights Shone Through  ...
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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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On Smiles

On Smiles
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Smiles   If you are curious about where you might look to personally see almost everybody smiling, you might try a Catholic church, just after the priest says, “Let us show one another a...
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Placerville, One Stop On The Road Of Forest Consultancy

Placerville, One Stop On The Road Of Forest Consultancy
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Placerville, One Stop on the Road of Forest Consultancy It must have been the spring of 1964 when the Footloose Forester returned to Placerville, California. In a recent dream, he recalled showing up before sunrise...
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Chinese Party Balloon

Chinese Party Balloon
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Chinese Party Balloon     The humor category of Chronicles of a Footloose Forester is pretty skimpy, not that there is no humor in the world. Lest the world forgets, however; more than a few comedians have...
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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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Forward Fire Base

Forward Fire Base
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     At a Forward Fire Base in II Corps   When the Footloose Forester sits down to pen a chronicle, there is usually a specific place, adventure, or dream at the heart of the plan....
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The Resentments Dream

The Resentments Dream
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Resentments Dream   The disjointed catalogue of resentments came back in a dream.  They were not invited but the snippets and the stories just showed up, one at a time.  Such is the capability of the human...
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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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Unbelievable Tales

Unbelievable Tales
  On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Unbelievable Tales   Isaac Azimov wrote more than 500 books.  In his fruitful career, he also managed to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry.  So, when a colleague at the car rental company said that...
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Lesotho is Surrounded by South Africa

Lesotho is Surrounded by South Africa
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek L is for Lesotho   Three days on horseback is just enough time to get the point that not everywhere in Lesotho can be reached by road. Pretty sure that a tank could reach most of the...
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Doing Wheelies in Lion Habitat

Doing Wheelies in Lion Habitat
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Doing Wheelies in Lion Habitat   One vivid memory that never got a good jump start into a tasty chronicle took place in the Aberdares Region of Kenya over 25 years ago.  The long...
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Courts-Martial

Courts-Martial
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Courts-Martial   Anyone who has spent time in military service has rich, if unorganized mental files of their time in uniform.  Truth be known, those whose one or two-term enlistments are just as likely to...
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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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Playing Bumper Cars Around the Moon

Playing Bumper Cars Around the Moon
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Playing Bumper Cars Around The Moon   It was a bright moon-lit night and the Footloose Forester could hardly look away as he approached the side door to his basement apartment in Auburn, California.  He was probably...
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