On Playing FreeCell Solaire To Test Cognitive Acuity

On Playing FreeCell Solaire To Test Cognitive Acuity
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Testing Mental Acuity   FreeCell solitaire Game #48995 played and won in 2:04 minutes and 84 moves sets a high bar for recognizing and executing the moves it takes to win.  The Footloose Forester...
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Dear AI,

Dear AI,
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek                                                                         ...
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Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear   Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy Was he?   2 nd Grade Teacher:  “Now children, for your homework I want you to go home...
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Quantitative Analysis, Qualitative Analysis, Critical Analysis

Quantitative Analysis, Qualitative Analysis, Critical Analysis
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Quantitative Analysis, Qualitative Analysis, Critical Analysis   Chemistry is fascinating but it is hard.  A chem major earns respect for the mere fact of choosing a field that contains as much mystery, uncertainty, and challenge as...
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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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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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Tags and Related Posts

Tags and Related Posts
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Tags and Related Posts   If you have any interest in attracting readers to the subject matter in any of your posts, you may want to inspect and review your use of tags, as part and...
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Calling B.S. on ...

Calling B.S. on ...
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Calling B.S. On …. The time has come to call B.S. on TV advertisements that use hard-sell promotional tactics to convince us that this ____ is the best ____ you will ever buy, or your money back. Or,...
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The K-Turn and Mountain Roads

The K-Turn and Mountain Roads
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The K-Turn and Mountain Roads   Our family has a long tradition of learning how to drive from other family members and we all recall episodes of the lessons.  The Footloose Forester takes pride in teaching things, and...
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Paying for School Essays is Cheating

Paying for School Essays is Cheating
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Paying for School Essays is Cheating There are plenty of self-help books out there. Some are long and fairly comprehensive. Others are short and to the point. Tips on building, painting, wiring, or baking come in many...
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No Matter What, Words Matter

No Matter What, Words Matter
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Words Matter, No Matter What Maybe some words attain the distinction of earning copyright protection, maybe some words are so vulgar that they are not accepted in polite conversation, and maybe some often-repeated words are so vapid that...
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On Common Sense

On Common Sense
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Common Sense   Many people who opine about common sense probably don’t have a clear idea about what it is and what it is not.  If you can’t define it, you should probably stop making reference to...
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Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles

Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles   Who among frequent computer users does not occasionally play a game or take an anonymous on-line quiz?  Call the practice a diversion, a habit, or an addiction…but one thing is clear,...
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But Don't Take My Word For It

But Don't Take My Word For It
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     But Don’t Take My Word For It     Trolling the waters of Internet social sites leads to the realization that among the millions of people who choose to respond with comments, there are the cautious ones,...
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Simple Questions: Complex Answers

Simple Questions: Complex Answers
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Simple Answers: Complex Questions   Did you ever notice that some people in a group get irritated when you give a complex answer to a seemingly simple question? Or, conversely, when you give a simple answer to...
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The Angels and Heroes Exercise to Express Gratitude

The Angels and Heroes Exercise to Express Gratitude
Angels and Heroes Exercise "Feeling Gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward   An 'Angel' is the one whose kindness and love sustained you as you have grown, faced difficult times and personal loss. A 'Hero' is the one who inspired you...
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The Ignominious Death of the Extended Family

The Ignominious Death of the Extended Family
    Like a slow-motion train wreck, with nary a whimper or a scream, the extended family and all the benefits it provides are disappearing one ‘byte’ at a time.     The typical American family has changed over the last couple of generations from predominantly ‘extended families’ to majority ‘nuclear families’....
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ELDERCARE: CHANGING THE DYNAMIC OF THE FAMILY VISIT

ELDERCARE: CHANGING THE DYNAMIC OF THE FAMILY VISIT
  When the generations of a family stop interacting on a daily basis the spontaneity of the interactions begins to suffer. Likewise, family visits with an elder under care become stilted and awkward, and ultimately less frequent. Changing the dynamic of the family visit to become engaging, rewarding, purposeful and productive...
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Why Footloose Forester Won't Write A Novel

Why Footloose Forester Won't Write A Novel
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Why Footloose Forester Won’t Write A Novel As snippets of clichés and other prompts for new chronicles popped into his head, the Footloose Forester decided that at least two of them were determining factors in his decision to...
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