Slaloming Down the Volcanic Ash Scree Slope

Slaloming Down the Volcanic Ash Scree Slope
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Slaloming Down the Volcanic Ash Scree Slope   The trek to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania was a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list trip.  Although reaching the top is often hampered by deep snow, a few...
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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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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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Flashes of Memory

Flashes of Memory
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Flashes of Memory   One unplanned adventure was so short-lived that the bits and pieces of the story framework were so scattered throughout his latest dream that they had to be assembled during consciousness to be cogent. The...
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Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Ghost Towns   Part of the allure of being On the road…again!!! in so many rural places was the anticipation of knowing that there were going to be a few ghost towns here and there.  Most of...
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Bengal Tiger - Dive Buddy

Bengal Tiger - Dive Buddy
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Bengal Tiger - Dive Buddy   The legacy of the Bengal Tiger, that fearless lady who put up her dukes to stare down a surly marine in Senegal and a coterie of young thieves in Madagascar who thought...
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Passport to Story Telling

Passport to Story Telling
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Passport to Story Telling Tales of the Bengal Tiger reach back to the time when she was growing up in Cambodia and Viet Nam and continued to be written until a few days before her...
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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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The A-Frame

The A-Frame
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester B y Dick Pellek     The A-Frame   In recent years the branch of agricultural science known as agroforestry has become more popular around the world. The appeal of agroforestry is more pronounced in Third World countries where family farms and...
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Hawaiian Talk Story

Hawaiian Talk Story
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Hawaiian Talk Story When a Quora .com  question presumably submitted by a grammar school student was posed about how we could determine the texture of a soil, the Footloose Forester decided to answer the question with a little...
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On Fear

On Fear
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Fear An innocent Internet meme about fear was the first disturbance that summoned the specter of fear to return, to creep closer.  The second incident was a horrific movie about World War II, the very same day...
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Life Sketch of James H. Comish Sr. with Summary of Service and Achievements

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On the road...again!!! in 2018

On the road...again!!! in 2018
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On the road…again!!! in 2018 On the road again …is not just a line from the Willie Nelson tune of the same name.  On the masthead of the older Chronicles of a Footloose Forester , the catchy expression...
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Our Family History Mission 2016-2017

Our Family History Mission to New York City (Manhattan) in the New York, New York North Mission was a life-changing experience.  We met so many wonderful people and had the opportunity to serve in the New York, NY, Family History Center and the Manhattan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ...
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Four Days To Uhuru Peak

Four Days To Uhuru Peak
­­ Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Four Days to Uhuru Peak   In March of 1994 the Footloose Forester joined with nine other adventurers to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  It was one of those bucket list adventures that got a high priority not...
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Into The Volcano

Into The Volcano
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Into The Volcano The seminal Chronicles of a Footloose Forester has always been an unscheduled mélange of essays, stories, dreams, and adventures.  If he had his way, the adventures would predominate and the stories would follow.  The dreams...
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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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Countdown to More Sweat

Countdown to More Sweat
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Countdown to More Sweat Getting started on a job that will likely promote sweat involves a short span of personal contemplation.  The upcoming job may be one of short or long duration, but when real sweat is in the...
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Vanita Ward

Vanita Ward
Ninety-six and loving life!!  Vanita Ward was born in Delta, Utah in her parents’ home on December 11, 1919.  Her parents were William Sanders Jenkins and Betsy Luceen Cook Jenkins.  There were 12 children in her family and she was number seven.  Her father owned a grocery business, and during the...
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Aylene Christensen

Aylene Christensen
Aylene Christensen was born August 9, 1927 in the family home in Benjamin, Utah.  Her parents were Charles Arlynn Hickman and Delta Larsen Hickman.  She was the baby of the family with two older brothers and two older sisters.  Her mother passed away at age 39 when Aylene was a young...
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