It's Raining In The Teak

It's Raining In The Teak
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester   By Dick Pellek    It’s Raining in the Teak     The combination and progression of adventures that led to dreams that led to stories that sometimes led to essays is the present impetus to now tell a tale...
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As I Lie Awake and Listen

As I Lie Awake and Listen
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   As I Lie Awake and Listen   Melancholia pervades a certain genre of music and people who suddenly become vulnerable to melancholia find a certain solace in the words and music of melancholic songs.  Singing...
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Sure, I'm Ignorant

Sure, I'm Ignorant
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Sure, I’m Ignorant and Will Always Be   Criticism from afar can cut just as deeply as in-your-face histrionics, complete with sputum and the bulging eyes of the critic.  But being called ignorant was never a huge...
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Dr. Ben Stout Was My Kind of Guy

Dr. Ben Stout Was My Kind of Guy
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Dr. Ben Stout Was My Kind of Guy It is true that having a receptive mood is one of the conditions that is required for the Footloose Forester to even draft a chronicle.  If something inside...
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Rain Shadows and Rainforests

Rain Shadows and Rainforests
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Rain Shadows and Rainforests   On the one hand, you have those who believe in global warming; and on the other side of the divide are those who are currently labeled as climate...
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Single-Tree Selection Becomes High-Grading

Single-Tree Selection Becomes High-Grading
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Single Tree Selection Becomes High-Grading   With all the talk about deforestation and the evils of cutting down trees, people everywhere should remember that humans have been cutting down trees ever since they invented the tools to...
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A Closer Look at a Picture Worth a Thousand Words

A Closer Look at a Picture Worth a Thousand Words
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     A Closer Look at a Picture Worth a Thousand Words Flamengos Tree Nursery, Cape Verde Some people are proud of their humble beginnings.  Others are impatient to move on and forget about the past. It was many...
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Rainforest or Not?

Rainforest or Not?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Rainforests or Not?   Discussing rainforests is not the same as explaining rainforests and reporting from a rainforest is not the same as reporting about rainforests. Likewise, discussing rainforests does not and should not imply that the reporter or...
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Confession Of A Practical Joker

Confession Of A Practical Joker
    On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Confession Of A Practical Joker   The text of the following spoof was culled from the black heart of a practical joker who calls himself the Footloose Forester.  He sometimes risked official displeasure with...
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DikDik is (was) a millionaire

DikDik is (was) a millionaire
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Zaire The Footloose Forester had many a stopover in transit countries that hardly count as experiences that deserve to be included in memoirs. A few stopovers, however, are linked to other events that are burned into the...
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