Lesotho is Surrounded by South Africa

Lesotho is Surrounded by South Africa
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek L is for Lesotho   Three days on horseback is just enough time to get the point that not everywhere in Lesotho can be reached by road. Pretty sure that a tank could reach most of the...
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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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Doing Wheelies in Lion Habitat

Doing Wheelies in Lion Habitat
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Doing Wheelies in Lion Habitat   One vivid memory that never got a good jump start into a tasty chronicle took place in the Aberdares Region of Kenya over 25 years ago.  The long...
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Don't Believe Everything You Read

Don't Believe Everything You Read
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Don’t Believe Everything You Read, Even in the Dictionary   On the general theme of words matter, today’s chronicle is a short essay on why readers should not rely on everything they read as being...
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Courts-Martial

Courts-Martial
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Courts-Martial   Anyone who has spent time in military service has rich, if unorganized mental files of their time in uniform.  Truth be known, those whose one or two-term enlistments are just as likely to...
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More Cryptic Coordinates

More Cryptic Coordinates
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    More Cryptic Coordinate Numbers    Little did he know that a hand-held GPS reading during Episode #10 of Breaking Bad would lead to a converging coincidence in the art of storytelling.  The starring protagonist in...
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Playing Bumper Cars Around the Moon

Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Playing Bumper Cars Around The Moon   It was a bright moon-lit night and the Footloose Forester could hardly look away as he approached the side door to his basement apartment in Auburn, California.  He was probably...
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Mystery Mango

Mystery Mango
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mystery Mango   It should not take an archeological discovery for the world to share the identity of one of the most delicious fruits to ever grow on a tree.  A still-mysterious mango variety from...
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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 Piñon Pine

Lake Tahoe, Silver Dollars, and  Piñon 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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Path of Least Resistance

1/31/2021   “The path of least resistance is rarely the path of wisdom” Tim Cook, Apple CEO 2021   Ask yourself what path are you one now that could be a 10% upgrade or a 20% upgrade. What will be the difference at the end of the 10% journey and 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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