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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Gerunds as Headliners

Gerunds as Headliners
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Gerunds Headlining the News What do the words Reducing , Deterring , and Obstructing have in common?  All of them are gerunds, all of them are words suggesting restriction, and all of them are the leading words used...
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Hard Wiring of the Brain

Hard Wiring of the Brain
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Hard Wiring of the Brain   Time and again a casual conversation will steer itself toward something that happened last week, last year, or many years ago.  It seems that some people can remember many details about...
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Let's Go Shake the Mango Tree, Cherry Tree, and Apple Trees

Let's Go Shake the Mango Tree, Cherry Tree, and Apple Trees
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Let’s Go Shake the Mango Tree, the Cherry Tree, and the Apple Trees   Many chronicles of late have been enticed and extracted from dreams and polished up on paper before deciding where the latest one belongs:  in...
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Sophistry as a Conman's Burglar Tool

Sophistry as a Conman's Burglar Tool
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Sophistry as a Conman’s Burglar Tool   As much as I dislike lies, exaggerations and fanciful tales that morph into urban legends, the people who use them on a regular basis and know that they work on...
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My Near Death Experience

Foreword: I have no idea how or what to write this as or what to put in or leave out. Maybe trying for a goulash of facts, insights, a dash of bad humor and puns where I can, ramblings, perspectives, or some good old-fashioned "get this off my chest". Trying my...
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Mantras That Endure

Mantras That Endure
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mantras That Endure Of the many would-be chronicles that have struggled toward a birth on paper, this one about spiritual attachment to mantras, has kicked and squirmed its way, finally, to a nascent birth. The personal mantras of...
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Let's Go Bend The Fig Tree

Let's Go Bend The Fig Tree
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Let’s Go Bend The Fig Tree   The Bengal Tiger first coined the words to the love sonnet “let’s go shake the mango tree” when we lived in Hawaii in the 1970s.  She sang that sweet...
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A to Z Word Potpourri

A to Z Word Potpourri
On the road…again! Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A to Z Word Potpourri   The Chronicles of a Footloose Forester were compiled over a number of years, one story at a time. Events, observations, encounters, and episodes were the ingredients in the mix that got filed into...
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Following the Spirit in Folkers Research

17 August 2010 Working in the family history center today, I received an answer to my prayer of this morning that the Lord would guide me as I worked on the family of Berend Folkers and Geertje Kramer.  I had almost completed the copying of records that had been taken from...
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Legacy Of The Land

Legacy Of The Land
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek        Legacy Of The Land   If you are not making many mistakes, you are not being very creative.  Now, that is a stinging indictment…to the reader, whomever that is, and from the writer…whomever that was. ...
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How Do We Know If We Are Making An Impression?

How Do We Know If We Are Making An Impression?
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   How Do We Know If Are Making An Impression?   All too often in our daily lives, we are just guessing about how we are perceived by others.  The impressions we make in some face-to-face encounters...
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Hope in Adversity

Hope in Adversity
Add a story, photo or Pict-Oral Memory tm  about hope in adversity Adversity: Recovering Heroes They say that angels come in many forms, and we sense their nearness when, in crisis, help arrives. But sometimes, in the aftermath of what they do best, our heroes need healing, too. On September 11,...
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Faith Story Project

View This Video to Get Started Pict-Oral Memories Samples Click the links below to hear faith story samples Marge Galloway Brian Johnson How to Use the App Change Privacy Settings Move Pict-Orals to Another Album Pict-Oral Memoir on Archival DVD Take Great Pictures With the App
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Taking The ALS Challenge

Taking The ALS Challenge
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Taking The ALS Challenge   The occasion was the birthday party for 76 year old Footloose Forester who was visiting the Pittsburgh area with his wife. Their main purpose for traveling north from Virginia was to...
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When a bird falls...

There’s a dead bird in my freezer: a woodpecker, to be exact, Downy, female, just a slight young thing that thought my sliding glass door was something to fly through. She must have hit the glass full tilt. By the time I noticed her on my back steps she was on...
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Van Richard Ercanbrack -- A Home Teacher's View

By Golden V. Adams Jr. Just over a year ago, I was assigned as a home teacher to Van and Eva.  Although Van was a member of my High Priest Group, I did not know him well and so the first couple of times that I visited their home, I noticed...
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I Believe

I believe--I know--we are all God's children; that he loves us deeply and wants us to come back to live with Him.  I believe--I know--that Christ, His Son, made this possible for us to accomplish. "All" that is required of us is to hone our lives in such a way that...
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From a Former Student

I graduated from EHS with the class of 1977. I just wanted to say that my memories of "Mrs. Fouse" only bring a smile to my face.  Her gentle motivation and beautiful smile are still remembered by me.  Because of her encouragement, I agreed to volunteer to help teach English to...
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Five Things That Never Shook Loose From My Core Beliefs

We All Have Core Beliefs;  These Are Some Of Mine      1.  Despite the darkness of the night, I believe that the sun will shine again.  Despite the depths of our despair and sorrow, that sun will warm our hearts and spirits.  There is nothing I can do to suppress...
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