On Ambitions

On Ambitions
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Ambitions     Only when the Footloose Forester  reviewed the presumed acknowledgment/comment box for Ambitious about students in his class, as reported in the for-profit website called Classmates, did he even think about himself...
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Whiskey, Leave the Bottle!

Whiskey, Leave the Bottle!
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Whiskey, Leave the Bottle!   Those familiar lines, to the devotees of Gunsmoke and its many recorded re-runs, are thought triggers that spurred subsequent actions among the many sodbusters, wranglers, drifters, gunslingers, and others...
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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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As I Lie Awake and Listen

As I Lie Awake and Listen
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   As I Lie Awake and Listen   Melancholia pervades a certain genre of music and people who suddenly become vulnerable to melancholia find a certain solace in the words and music of melancholic songs.  Singing...
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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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A Tenderfoot Practicing Living

A Tenderfoot Practicing Living
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Tenderfoot Practicing Living   The tenderfoot practicing life, who also calls himself the Footloose Forester , had another dream last night and decided that he would share the fragments of his innermost thoughts as...
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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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On Inspiration

On Inspiration
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     On Inspiration Looking back over the years and wondering why certain pronouncements by prominent people that were published for all of us to read were featured in the first place, the introspective Footloose Forester saw a pattern. ...
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Yesterday the Subject was Tigers

Yesterday the Subject was Tigers
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Yesterday the Subject was Tigers   We three neighbors sat down yesterday in social distancing, of course, when the subject of tigers came up.  It is a favorite topic of the Footloose Forester who had a tiger...
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A Musing On Old Age

Very few people of my age express themselves about such things and I will not purport to speak for them, but only for myself. Old age from day to day, sometimes hour by hour, is a kaleidoscope of feelings. These sentiments may be common to us, or they may be uniquely...
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The Most Beautiful Tree In The World

The Most Beautiful Tree In The World
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Beautiful Benjamin Fig   At last the time has come to share information about the most beautiful tree in the world.  You will have to use some of your navigational skills to...
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You Remember Birdies and Eagles

You Remember Birdies and Eagles
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   You Remember Birdies and Eagles   One of the differences between daydreams and night time dreams is the simple proposition that daydreams are induced recollections and night time dreams are involuntary.  We may awaken to recall...
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Trail Mix

Trail Mix
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Trail Mix   Remembering the name of one of his favorite snacks proved to be a task that would not be completed until early the next morning, upon waking from sleep. Going to...
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Serendipity in the Library

Serendipity in the Library
On the road...again!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Serendipity in the Library   Another dream last night…and another attempt at an essay today.  Most dreams are not long enough or sensible enough to savor and save as muted inspiration, but over the past few...
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Me Like Play Kahuku

Me Like Play Kahuku
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Me Like Play Kahuku   Another dream, another opportunity to chronicle about a few of those cherished memories.  This one is about golf.  “Play golf when and where you can” was one of the admonitions that...
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Kansas University (KU) at Lawrence, Kansas 1959-1960

Kansas University (KU) at Lawrence, Kansas 1959-1960
Before we were married, Keith and I shared with each other our personal dreams for our lives.  Keith wanted to study brain and central nervous system function and I wanted to pursue music (especially piano music) and be able to share it with others to enrich their lives.  The time had...
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Poor Communication, Poor Coordination

Poor Communication, Poor Coordination
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Poor Communication, Poor Coordination   The petulant side of the Footloose Forester once again emerged in a dream of days gone by.  In the vein of a storyteller, he realized that by stringing together enough examples...
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The Other Side Of The Coin

The Other Side Of The Coin
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Other Side Of The Coin   Spoiler Alert:  This is another dream induced chronicle entry that emanates from the undigested sludge of the cesspool thoughts of the Footloose Forester . There are various ways that...
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Feeling Down? BOAT ON!!!

Feeling Down? BOAT ON!!!
Ryan's Place Park--But he will never play there . When tragedy strikes, how many of us look for the silver lining and the dreams that can come true when we find it?  After my two-year-old grand-nephew, Ryan, drowned in Lake Powell on a family vacation 9 Aug 2006, the family was...
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Mathematics and Nightmares

Mathematics and Nightmares
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Mathematics and Nightmares Maybe the title of this vignette should be,  On Nightmares and Mathematics.    As an adult, the  Footloose Forester  does not have many nightmares, but when they disturb his sleep, most...
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