Mystery Mango

Mystery Mango
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mystery Mango   It should not take an archeological discovery for the world to share the identity of one of the most delicious fruits to ever grow on a tree.  A still-mysterious mango variety from...
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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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Subjectivity vs. Objectivity

Subjectivity vs. Objectivity
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    The Gulf Between Subjectivity and Objectivity There is no line between subjectivity and objectivity.  There is a gulf.  People often speak out with the pretension of authority in their voice, a loud din of force...
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Searching for the Right Words

Searching for the Right Words
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Searching for the Right Ingress   One of the frustrations that we all share in our lives is our personal limitation on how to broach a subject, how to open a conversation, how to respond,...
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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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On the 5, 6, or More Senses

On the 5, 6, or More Senses
On the road...again!!!   Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams   Chronicles of a Footloose Forester   By Dick Pellek     Messages to the Brain     People immediately respond to things that jump out at them. It is human nature to jump back when you’re about to step on a snake, or to wince when you touch a hot item.  On seeing...
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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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42.657, -76.211 Had the Evidence

42.657, -76.211 Had the Evidence
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   42.657, -76.211 Had the Evidence    The Wisconsin Glacier that pushed south into NE United States about 12,000 years ago left many unacknowledged gifts that are part of our everyday life today.  Geologists may quibble...
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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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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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The Lone Wolf - As Leader, As Follower

The Lone Wolf - As Leader, As Follower
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Lone Wolf (As Leader – As Follower)   Everyone knows a lone wolf but not everyone is a lone wolf.  The lone wolf may get the reputation as an innovator, which might be a compliment, or as...
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Everyday Science and Math for Foresters

Everyday Science and Math for Foresters
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Everyday Science and Math, for a Forester   High school math and science courses are required for admission into forestry schools around the country.  At some stage of their careers, most field foresters will have in their...
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Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans

Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans, Coffee Makers, and Coffee Cups   The whole world knows something about coffee.  Many millions of people drink it every day.  A few million are involved in growing it, hundreds...
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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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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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The Gold is Buried at...

The Gold is Buried at...
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Gold is Buried at …   His dying words were numbers that I cannot remember but as he feebly put the hand-written scrap of paper into my hand, I knew that the long string of...
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A Better Bagel and Brand Loyalty

A Better Bagel and Brand Loyalty
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Better Bagel and Brand Loyalty   We all have our favorite foods.  But we don’t all agree on what those dishes or recipes are, thus the eternal discussions about foods and one of the...
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Stories, Blogs, Essays, and Peer Review

Stories, Blogs, Essays, and Peer Review
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams   Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Stories, Blogs, Essays, and Peer Review      The recent decision of Facebook to encourage account holders to contribute text and photo stories in a special window of their website is an invitation to greater sharing of...
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A Tenderfoot Again

A Tenderfoot Again
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Tenderfoot Again   For many adults, the Boy Scouts and the adventurous times in Boy Scouts was an enlightening, formative period in our lives.  It was also a time of informal education that had...
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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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