How to Pass Down a Magical Oral History

History is a chorus of voices and everyone deserves a chance for their voice to be heard by future generations. The human voice is an amazing thing with a full range of subtleties that give us our unique identity.  When listening to an audio recording of a loved one something magical...
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Google Earth Gets Better and Better

Google Earth Gets Better and Better
Afghanistan to Zambia Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Google Earth Gets Better And Better   This chronicle is a revised version of an earlier story about how important Google Earth has been in not only finding things like a car in a driveway...
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The Scientific Method In Everyday Life

The Scientific Method In Everyday Life
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester B y Dick Pellek   The Scientific Method In Everyday Life   There may be a lot of truth in the idea that we all forget about 80% of what we learned in school.  Most of us, however; are satisfied...
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Incoming Tide

Incoming Tide
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Incoming Tide   There is no telling by looking around you whether or not the tides matter to most people you talk to in the tiny enclaves surrounding Chincoteague Bay, Virginia. To be sure, the watermen...
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Grass Clippings, Mulch, Green Manure

Grass Clippings, Mulch, Green Manure
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Grass Clippings, Fertilizer, Green Manure   Tis now the season when homeowners around the country get out the lawnmowers, fertilizer spreaders, and weed whackers in their yearly quest to make their lawns more...
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Drs. and Doctorandus

Drs. and Doctorandus
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Drs. and Doctorandus Titles, degrees, and honorifics are important in some circles to distinguish the achiever by the achievement, the apparent status of the individual by the designator before the name, or the...
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Bon Jour, Mes Amis

On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Talk Story to a 2 nd Grade Spanish Class   Sharing ideas with children is an important part of their formative education.  So is showing them things that are all around us; and teaching...
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Beautiful Earth, One Slide At A Time

Beautiful Earth, One Slide At A Time
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Beautiful Earth, One Slide At A Time   A beautiful place, but don't ask where (one of 70 slides in a Power-Point presentation file [ Rare-et-magnifique---.pps ]   One of the problems in making our stories...
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Graduate Studies at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois 1960-1965

     Keith received approval to enter graduate studies at the University of Illnois!  It really was going to happen!  We borrowed a farm truck from my brother, Richard Tice, and loaded it full with our belongings.  It reminded me of 'Ma and Pa Kettle" - even complete with a washtub...
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Chemistry Is Hard

Chemistry Is Hard
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Chemistry Is Hard   The urge to air out old memories often reaches a level high enough to prompt another self-punishing chronicle by the Footloose Forester .  This one might belong in...
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What's the Address of the Devil's Tower?

What's the Address of the Devil's Tower?
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   What’s the Address of the Devil’s Tower?   Most young adults these days know enough about GPS technology to find a street address in a strange city by just looking it up on a smartphone, or...
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The Baby And The Bathwater

The Baby And The Bathwater
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Baby and the Bathwater   The continuously improving technologies of digital coding and wireless communications via computer have opened up opportunities for individuals that most of us do not fully appreciate.  As the innovators, techies,...
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Memory Care- Reminiscing with Purpose

    The demographic tsunami of baby-boomers is breaking on our shores and will soon swamp the elder care industry. The flotsam left in the wake of this phenomenon is an exponential increase in cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s.     While there is no cure as yet, Reminiscence Therapy (RT) can...
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Logos

Logos
PROJECT LOGOS Use these logos on your website, business cards or marketing collateral. Be sure not to use them in a way as there would be any confusion that you are not an employee of LegacyStories, I-ASK or the Living Legacy Project, etc. -  LEGACYSTORIES.ORG TRANSPARENT -  LEGACYSTORIES.ORG WHITE BACKGROUND - ...
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Legacy Talks for Caregivers in Eldercare

Legacy Talks for Caregivers in Eldercare
Why Legacy Talks came into being: A survey of Baby Boomers and their parents, conducted by the Allianz American Legacy Study, were asked to rank their priorities when it comes to passing down an inheritance. Despite the perceived importance these generations place on leaving a legacy, only a small fraction has...
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The Great Coconut Hunt: Digitizing and Prioritizing Family Photos

The Great Coconut Hunt: Digitizing and Prioritizing Family Photos
It all started when we were faced with making room for my son and his family to visit for Thanksgiving. My husband brought out four boxes of unsorted photos and said, “This is your job.” Yikes! I knew better than to start the sorting process with company coming, but cleaning up...
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b2_ap3_thumbnail_ are you there? b2_ap3_thumbnail_ come in!

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On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   b2_ap3_thumbnail_are you there?  b2_ap3_thumbnail_ come in, thumbnail_!   If you have a story to tell, but you don’t seem to have an interesting way to start, try to kick start it by seeking out an...
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The School Of Hard Knocks

The School Of Hard Knocks
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Who Are Graduates Of The School Of Hard Knocks?   All too often conversations about who had (has) it rough in life devolve into unstated debates wherein speakers subconsciously fish for words to express their plight. ...
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The Desperation of River Blindness

The Desperation of River Blindness
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Desperation of River Blindness   Some chronicles of the Footloose Forester are brewed during dreams.  This one escaped from a daydream.  It will be a sad story, but one that should be shared.  It...
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On Rain Shadows And Rain Forests

On Rain Shadows And Rain Forests
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Rain Shadows and Rain Forests   On the one hand, you have those who believe in global warming; and on the other side of the divide are those who are currently labeled as climate change deniers. ...
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