Eidetic Episodes and Hard-Wiring in the Brain

Eidetic Episodes and Hard-Wiring in the Brain
  On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Eidetic Episodes and Hard-Wiring in the Brain   The link between the word eidetic and the concept of hardwiring in the brain is a marriage of understanding of why humans remember some things and...
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Floyd Was A Tie Hacker

Floyd Was A Tie Hacker
  On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Floyd Was A Tie Hacker    Charles Kuralt and Bob Simons had a few things in common.  Both were writers who gained their inspiration in places far from the office.  They did not tell...
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Mango is my Last Name

Mango is my Last Name
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mango is my Last Name, Ataulfo is my First Name   This week marked the arrival of a welcome trend in advertising. Inasmuch as the Footloose Forester is suspicious of many of the deceptions in marketing techniques, the new...
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Major-Colonel

Major-Colonel
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Major-Colonel   One aspect of being a contractor in service to US Government agencies was the overall accommodation we were given to housing, the use of post exchanges and government-operated transportation, and other services.  That...
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Subjectivity vs. Objectivity

Subjectivity vs. Objectivity
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    The Gulf Between Subjectivity and Objectivity There is no line between subjectivity and objectivity.  There is a gulf.  People often speak out with the pretension of authority in their voice, a loud din of force...
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Forests as Picture Puzzles

Forests as Picture Puzzles
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Forests as Picture Puzzles   Open a picture puzzle box that shows the picture of a green coniferous forest on the outside, and every adolescent and adult in the family will discover an unsorted pile...
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Lake Tahoe, Silver Dollars, and Pinon Pine

Lake Tahoe, Silver Dollars, and Pinon Pine
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek  Lake Tahoe, Silver Dollars, and Piñon Pine   Those halcyon days working as a consultant forester in California in the 1960s salted the memory banks of the Footloose Forester with many, many fond reveries of adventures.  Some jobs were...
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My Camel is Named Uunt

My Camel is Named Uunt
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    My Camel is Named Uunt   As Father George Westwater told it, when President Lyndon B. Johnson asked Bashir, the camel driver, what his camel’s name was… well.  Bashir was on camera, sitting atop a camel as the...
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Just Walkin' Along

Just Walkin' Along
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Walkin’ Along My Merry Way Some people may think that walking from the airport to town is unusual, but walking was a job requirement of the Footloose Forester . Once you left the road to enter into the...
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Rowboat to Troopship

Rowboat to Troopship
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Rowboat to Troopship   A landlubber like the Footloose Forester always felt at home with the sound of granite sand under his boots, the firm landings of his bare feet in beach sand, and the...
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My Time at Parris Island

My Time at Parris Island
When I became eligible for the World War II draft, I was declassified from 1A to 1B because I was married. The war had ended and soon the Korean war started, and for the same reason I was ineligible. I was married with children. When our sons became of draft age,...
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501 Moosic Road, Old Forge, Pennsylvania

501 Moosic Road, Old Forge, Pennsylvania
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   501 Moosic Road, Old Forge, Pennsylvania   Just as some tunes and jingles run recurringly through our heads when a new song or advertising slogan begins to catch on, the address of a former teacher...
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A Serendipitous Visit

Anyone who's been writing legacy stories here in the Legacystories.org archive surely must've read one or many of Dick Pellek's amazing stories.  Dick has been a member for over a decade, and has read many new stories from members as they are published, commenting on most. I never met Dick but...
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BEA, BOAC, Pan Am, Where Did You Go?

BEA, BOAC, Pan Am, Where Did You Go?
In the air…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek       BEA, BOAC, Pan Am, Where Did You Go?   As he anticipates another 10,000-mile round trip sojourn to Hawaii to keep a promise to his deceased wife, the Footloose Forester is getting lost...
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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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Preserving Your Legacy

We are planning new Legacy services for 2022.   Legacy Stories wants to enable everyone to record their stories and pass on their wisdom to future generations.   STAY TUNED ! 
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On Ambitions

On Ambitions
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Ambitions     Only when the Footloose Forester  reviewed the presumed acknowledgment/comment box for Ambitious about students in his class, as reported in the for-profit website called Classmates, did he even think about himself...
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On the 5, 6, or More Senses

On the 5, 6, or More Senses
On the road...again!!!   Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams   Chronicles of a Footloose Forester   By Dick Pellek     Messages to the Brain     People immediately respond to things that jump out at them. It is human nature to jump back when you’re about to step on a snake, or to wince when you touch a hot item.  On seeing...
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Sooner or Later, It Was Going to be About Dodge City

Sooner or Later, It Was Going to be About Dodge City
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Sooner or Later, It Was Going to be About Dodge City   The On the road…again!!! Chronicles of the Footloose Forester were tucked away in his mental notebook for many years.  Many came to light...
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Tongue in Cheek, Pen in Hand

Tongue in Cheek, Pen in Hand
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Tongue in Cheek, Pen in Hand   For some time now, the Footloose Forester has wanted to add a humorous chronicle to his collection of seminal musings. In the LegacyStories.org website that serves as...
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