The Parody Defense

The Parody Defense
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    The Parody Defense   Only once in a while does the forgotten, third rate would-be crafter of parody who calls himself the Footloose Forester get a response to his missives. He would prefer kudos but, alas, when the...
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Smoking or Non-Smoking?

Smoking or Non-Smoking?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Smoking or Non-Smoking? Many moons have risen and set since the last time that the Footloose Forester was in the mood to write a chronicle that belongs in the Humor genre, with an unstated theme of “you just...
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For Sale - Moral Compass

For Sale - Moral Compass
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Fantastic Sale - Moral Compass   Own a piece of history.             Order your very own Moral Compass.                         Designed and field tested in the USA.                                     Made in China by factory representative of noted fabricators.                                                 Don’t...
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Breaking and Entering: A Story of Father-Son Bonding

As a child my family, like most American families at the time, would take a road trip somewhere during our vacation, stopping in various places along the way.  This time my parents took my sister and myself to Canada, with the obligatory stop at Mount Rushmore along the way. Once in...
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Horsing Around

I've always had a complicated relationship with horses.  I love them but that doesn't mean they necessarily liked me back.  I think they can tell I don't really know what I'm doing.  One time I was on a trail ride.  Mom was paying for horseback riding lessons.  We only went a...
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My Aching Prostrate Lies Prostate Before You

My Aching Prostrate Lies Prostate Before You
  Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   My Aching Prostrate Lies Prostate Before You   When the Remedial English teacher decided to find out where her new students ranked in regard to their grammar skills, proper use of words...
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Some Things You Can Make Up

Some Things You Can Make Up
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Some Things You Can Make Up   People get bored quite easily. To counter that, many a youngster with an active mind tries to attract attention with their own personality traits that shout out, “I’m...
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Ali Baba And The 40 Peeves

Ali Baba And The 40 Peeves
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Ali Baba And The 40 Peeves   Well, doesn’t that get your goat?  You have got to be kidding!  Why do they do that?  This doesn’t make any sense!  How dare he!  There are...
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When Mixing Metaphors

When Mixing Metaphors
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   When Mixing Metaphors   Sure, we sometimes get away from our game plan and jump into the frying pan, but hey, who’s perfect?  When passions run deep, we should take solace in the fact that still...
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Winning The Talent Contest

Winning The Talent Contest
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Electing the Winner of the Talent Contest   Dear Granddaughter Roxanne, The year 2014 ushers in the rebirth of the old fashioned talent contest.  Plans for the inaugural launch of the national gala later this...
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Confessions of a Picky Eater

I have a confession to make: I am a picky eater. Now, this will come as no surprise to those who live with me, but grownups are supposed to act, well, grown up. And one of the things grownups are not supposed to do is be picky about food. It simply...
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Caution: Composting in Progress

“Do you have a compost pile?” the man on the phone asked me. I thought this was odd—a survey about composting? Buying time, I responded, “Excuse me?” The disembodied voice repeated the question, then, for clarification explained, “It’s your neighbor.” Ah, the man who lived behind the wall, next door to...
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Why Meeza Is Sooooo Cheep

Why Meeza Is Sooooo Cheep
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Why Meeza Is Soooo…Cheep   First off, for those who don’t know hizza’s background, Meeza is not a survivalist or a mountain man.  Heeza is a pragmatist and a realist who wants to share a...
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Not All Modern Hotels Have Modern Architecture Or Amenities

Not All Modern Hotels Have Modern Architecture Or Amenities
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Not All Modern Hotels Have Modern Architecture And Amenities   One of the minor issues that travelers encounter when they move from city to city and hotel room to hotel room is that blissful period...
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Colt .44 Bandanna For Suburban Cowboys

Colt .44 Bandanna For Suburban Cowboys
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Colt .44 Bandanna For Suburban Cowboys Some thoughts for stories come out of dreams; and others come while mowing the lawn. After many years of evidentiary coincidence, it is time to conclude that; for the Footloose...
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Florida Gators vs. the Florida gators

Florida Gators vs. the Florida gators
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Florida Gators vs. the Florida gators   When he was a Grad Student at the University of Florida, the Footloose Forester witnessed the sudden development and equally sudden departure of a bizarre fad that...
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Goofy Test of Story Layout

Goofy Test of Story Layout
      Ta le of Discovery   Arial fonts are neat and tidy, like me; at the tender size of  28, or 26, on Heading 2; Heading 3 is still bold and brash but.... but when you change the font to A stodgy old Courier New in Size 18-- it doesn't...
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The Depression in Redland

  It is The Great Depression.   It is rural Redland Township, Hempstead County, Arkansas.   Crops have been planted and are coming up.   They look promising.  Cotton and corn.    Soon word comes from the federal government of new programs of how to deal with the overabundance of crops...
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The night cart incident

Joyce tells us about living in Peterborough in rural South Australia as a child and the upgrading of their external 'long drop'tiolet with a 'toilet pan'.  The nightcart man was responsible for regularly picking up full pans and replacing them with empty pans. One day there was a mishap in the...
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Confession Of A Practical Joker

Confession Of A Practical Joker
    On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Confession Of A Practical Joker   The text of the following spoof was culled from the black heart of a practical joker who calls himself the Footloose Forester.  He sometimes risked official displeasure with...
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