Slaloming Down the Volcanic Ash Scree Slope

Slaloming Down the Volcanic Ash Scree Slope
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Slaloming Down the Volcanic Ash Scree Slope   The trek to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania was a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list trip.  Although reaching the top is often hampered by deep snow, a few...
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On Being An Observer

On Being An Observer
  On the road…again!  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams  Chronicles of a Footloose Forester  By Dick Pellek      On Being An Observer   Every once in a while, the Footloose Forester (and everybody else) shows disappointment that something important that should have been recognized was not, something that should have been...
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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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Bridge, Not Too Far

Bridge, Not Too Far
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Bridge, Not Too Far   For a number of years, the Footloose Forester had wanted to write a chronicle about the missionaries he has known.  There were plenty of them, spread out across the globe.  Any such chronicle...
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Accidental Rock Hound

Accidental Rock Hound
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Accidental Rock Hound   Another dream, another chronicle about those bits and pieces of reverie that bob up and down in the soup of memories.  The first ingredient in the soup of last night’s dream...
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The Scariest Things

The Scariest Things
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Scariest Things Random thoughts of Africa came in a dream last night, so the Footloose Forester decided to stitch a few of them together in a chronicle that might be labeled The Scariest Things .  First...
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The Cheetah at the Waterhole

The Cheetah at the Waterhole
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Cheetah at the Waterhole   As time passes, so also do some of the details of even favorite adventures.  The great fun trip to the Laikipia Plateau of Kenya in 1991 was one of them, and last...
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You Remember Birdies and Eagles

You Remember Birdies and Eagles
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   You Remember Birdies and Eagles   One of the differences between daydreams and night time dreams is the simple proposition that daydreams are induced recollections and night time dreams are involuntary.  We may awaken to recall...
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Slow-Pitch Softball

Slow-Pitch Softball
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Slow Pitch Softball and Some Unanswered Questions   True sports fans may not pay much attention to such quaint pastimes as softball, especially the easy going variety of quasi-sport known as slow pitch softball.  But older...
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Always The Amateur

Always The Amateur
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Always An Amateur   Life can be so disheartening when you grow up without good looks, athletic ability, high intelligence, or with physical limitations.  Poor posture and annoying mannerisms also add to the handicaps that we...
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Snackin' On Crocodile At The Carnivore

Snackin' On Crocodile At The Carnivore
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Snackin’ On Crocodile At The Carnivore If and when you go on that safari to Africa, rest assured that you will get the chance to see African wildlife up close…real close.  You won’t need...
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Serendipity Of Katherine's Sculpture

Serendipity Of Katherine's Sculpture
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Serendipity Of Katherine’s Statue Serendipity has always been one of his favorite words. The dictionary definition of serendipity has a few variations; but in general, it means a pleasant, fortunate and unexpected discovery. Finding the...
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On Being A Name Dropper

On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Name Dropping   The Footloose Forester has been a practicing iconoclast for most of his adult life.  No, make that most of his entire life. As a teenager, he spent plenty of time musing about...
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Lion Hunters Of The Laikipia Plateau

Lion Hunters Of The Laikipia Plateau
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Adventures on the Laikipia Plateau Kenya Going up-country in Kenya with a real adventurer was what Footloose Forester hoped all jobs would be like.  His friend agreed to the using of his full name and association...
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Andre The Big Game Hunter

Andre The Big Game Hunter
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Andre the Hunter On the road…again! may be the banner adopted by the Footloose Forester that subconsciously reminds him of his years of travel, but as they say, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” This fantastic...
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Softball Overseas Part II

Softball Overseas Part II
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Softball Overseas Part II   Within a year of completing the Cape Verde assignment, Footloose Forester was selected to serve as Senior Forestry Advisor for a USAID project in Haiti. His interest in softball came...
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Blue Rose of Kenya

Blue Rose of Kenya
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Blue Rose of Kenya Young Lucy Pellek was given the privilege of naming our pets. She grew up chasing Dolie around our house in Cape Verde, so was comfortable with the idea of having a dog...
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Snowless (almost) Kilimanjaro

Snowless (almost) Kilimanjaro
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   T is for Tanzania Many people know that Mount Kilimanjaro is located in East Africa and that there is snow at its summit. At 19,341 feet above sea level, the top of Kilimanjaro is a sacred...
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