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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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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On Perceptiveness

On Perceptiveness
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Perceptiveness   The Lumpers and the Splitters of the world are often miles apart when it comes to perceiving things around them.  Methinks that they may also act in different ways.  Our individual ways...
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Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans

Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans, Coffee Makers, and Coffee Cups   The whole world knows something about coffee.  Many millions of people drink it every day.  A few million are involved in growing it, hundreds...
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Drinkin' an' Drivin'

Drinkin' an' Drivin'
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Drinkin’ an’ Drivin’   The large refrigerator magnet sent to the Footloose Forester by a female friend and the Best Friend of the deceased Bengal Tiger was definitely one kitchen item trying to make a...
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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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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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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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Me Like Play Kahuku

Me Like Play Kahuku
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Me Like Play Kahuku   Another dream, another opportunity to chronicle about a few of those cherished memories.  This one is about golf.  “Play golf when and where you can” was one of the admonitions that...
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On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon

On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon    This contribution is a quicky, so its composition definitely will be edited and updated just as conveniently soon after my soulmate and I return from celebrating...
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Nostalgia Is Easier To Do These Days

Nostalgia Is Easier To Do These Days
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Nostalgia Is Easier To Do These Days As computer technology advances, month by month, it becomes easier for everyone to capture and then ultimately re-live many things from the past.  Photographs and videos make it...
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Heroes We Have Known

On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Heroes We Have Known Chau and Hahn Telling stories about other people is fraught with risk.  One risk is that they might be offended that something you have said might not be true; another risk is...
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Schooling For Life

Schooling For Life
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester    By Dick Pellek                                                     Schooling for Life The importance of school can never be forgotten.  Having the opportunity to attend school should not be taken for granted, and the Footloose Forester was more blessed than most people.  Perhaps he...
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Let's Go Shake The Mango Tree

Let's Go Shake The Mango Tree
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Let’s Go Shake The Mango Tree   Mango cubes in his breakfast cereal were more tastebud satisfying and aromatically pleasing than sliced bananas ever were. It took decades of taste testing, mixing of ingredients, and...
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Looking for Suzie

Looking for Suzie
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Looking for Suzie When we lived in Honolulu, Thu and the Footloose Forester chose to seek out a church where we would be comfortable. The very old, traditional, but decidedly frumpy cathedral in Waikiki had...
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Picking Your Own Tropical Fruit

Picking Your Own Tropical Fruit
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek         H is for Hawaii When it was over, the Footloose Forester blurted out in a public forum that the past six years were the shortest years in his life. They were probably the happiest years, as...
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