Espionage and Transparency

Espionage and Transparency
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Espionage and Transparency     Espionage Espionage, spying or intelligence gathering is the act of obtaining secret or confidential information from non-disclosed sources or divulging of the same without the permission of ...   The...
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Forward Fire Base

Forward Fire Base
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     At a Forward Fire Base in II Corps   When the Footloose Forester sits down to pen a chronicle, there is usually a specific place, adventure, or dream at the heart of the plan....
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The Resentments Dream

The Resentments Dream
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Resentments Dream   The disjointed catalogue of resentments came back in a dream.  They were not invited but the snippets and the stories just showed up, one at a time.  Such is the capability of the human...
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Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Fuzzy Wuzzy Was A Bear   Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy Was he?   2 nd Grade Teacher:  “Now, children for your homework I want you to go home...
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Would You Believe It, If I Told You?

Would You Believe It, If I Told You?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Would You Believe It, If I Told You?   Would you believe that…a lawmaker in Indiana wants to prosecute doctors who perform abortions?   Would you believe that abortion was legal in the US for over 40 years?...
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Billfish Tournament

Billfish Tournament
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Billfish Tournament   There he was in my dream, Tom Hanks.  He was representing Princeton in the Annual Ivy League Billfish Tournament.  That is to say, he was Princeton’s fisherman who was responsible for selecting the bait,...
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Glass Half Full? Half Empty?

Glass Half Full? Half Empty?
On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Glass Half Full? Half Empty?     Life holds more than a few mysteries.  We can plainly see a water glass that is half full/half empty, but the question is, which is it?  Some people...
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Unbelievable Tales

Unbelievable Tales
  On the road…again! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Unbelievable Tales   Isaac Azimov wrote more than 500 books.  In his fruitful career, he also managed to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry.  So, when a colleague at the car rental company said that...
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Muscle Man

Muscle Man
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Muscle Man   Upon waking, the Footloose Forester often contemplates if and how he will start a chronicle story from his mélange of snippet memories of his life On the road…again!!!    As serendipity would...
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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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