A Tribute to W. A. Adams on his 90th Birthday

A Tribute to W. A. Adams on his 90th Birthday
[While I was serving my mission in The Netherlands, I received a letter dated 17 Dec 1964 from my grandfather's niece (my cousin, Ardes Adams) which read: ". . . We expect a big day on your grandpa's birthday. . . .  Your mother and I wrote a ditty about him...
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"Now a Certified Legacy Advisor"

"Now a Certified Legacy Advisor"
The Payson Chronicle came out with a news article "Golden Adams Now a Certified Legacy Advisor" today, 19 Sep 2012.  Along with the article is a photo of me holding the new "Legacy Matters" Program launced earlier this month.  It will be interesting to see if I have any contacts as...
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Three Gates

Three Gates
On the road to becoming a Private Pilot there were three “gates” through which I had to pass.  One was guarded by a medical doctor, the other two by a pilot. The medical doctor was obviously a man who clearly looked upon people who wanted to learn how to fly an...
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We Built It....We The People

We Built It....We The People
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   We Built It…..We The People It’s regrettable that politics has to be so partisan. On the one hand, the concept of partisanship is the engine that drives the development of political platforms by which voters can...
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A Major Life Event: Writing became a passion

A Major Life Event: Writing became a passion
Living in the country one had to make one's own entertainment. In this episode ALice talks about how writing became more than a hobby to her.
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Mesa Verde Is Part of Our National Legacy

Mesa Verde Is Part of Our National Legacy
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia C hronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mesa Verde, Colorado From among the hundreds of pictures of Pueblo Indian culture discovered at Mesa Verde in Colorado that one finds on the Internet, almost all focus on relatively up-close snapshots of dwellings, tools, utensils...
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The First Time I Met Up With A .......

The First Time I Met Up With A .......
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forestery Dick Pellek   The First Time I Met Up With A ….. Many vivid memories are about the first time that the Footloose Forester met a wild or dangerous animal, face to face. Early memories are about small animals caught...
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Meeting A Young Navajo Artist

Meeting A Young Navajo Artist
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Quick Stroll Around Four States It was not a stroll around the block…it was a circular promenade at the perimeters of four states. At Four Corners, the intersection point of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New...
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Desolation Valley Wilderness Area, California

Desolation Valley Wilderness Area, California
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Grey Wall, Desolation Valley Wilderness Area   Haunting personal memories of the past are sometimes ugly ones, but in repeated exercises to maintain mental health, most of his preferred recollections induce smiles and pleasant thoughts. ...
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Pretty Little Snake

Pretty Little Snake
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   C for Costa Rica The Switzerland of Central America is known as the country that has the most stable democracy in Latin America. Costa Rica is also a magnet for studies in tropical ecology, whether...
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To The Job By Horseback

To The Job By Horseback
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.  Miles of green pastures and not a few shrubby patches...
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Bittersweet Memories Of Cambodia

Bittersweet Memories Of Cambodia
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   C is for Cambodia Cambodia was on the list of places to see before the Footloose Forester had to decide whether his sojourn out of Pakistan would turn south toward Australia, or continue east into...
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To Russia, With Gloves

To Russia, With Gloves
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   To Russia, With Gloves When we think of Siberia, we imagine a cold and desolate place, but nothing shocked him as much as seeing frozen streambeds in the middle of October.  Flying over Siberia was...
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Golf Is Great In The Dominican Republic

Golf Is Great In The Dominican Republic
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Dominican Republic     As a country right next door to Haiti, and occupying about 2/3 of the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic was also a pleasure in contrasts.  The Footloose Forester went there...
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Camping At An Abandoned Gold Mine

Camping At An Abandoned Gold Mine
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Canyon on the Feather River     Of several trips to the large property on the Feather River, one of them turned into a real adventure.  A land owner wanted his square mile of land...
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The Restaurants Had No Food

The Restaurants Had No Food
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   G is for Ghana   Only after Ghana defeated the United States in World Cup soccer in 2006 did it occur to the Footloose Forester that a Ghana story might get somebody’s attention.  The name Ghana...
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The Golden Oysters Of Chincoteague Bay

The Golden Oysters Of Chincoteague Bay
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Discovering Chincoteague Bay February 2012 The future excites us and stirs our thoughts about what the next adventures will bring.  While many of the older Chronicles of a Footloose Forester were about memories captured from a distant...
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A Nobel Prize For Footloose Forester

        UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MEMORANDUM DATE:                              1 April 92 REPLY TO ATTN OF:           Dick Pellek, REDSO/ESA Natural Resources Advisor SUBJECT:                     ...
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Belly Laughs, Here And There

Belly Laughs, Here And There
    On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Belly Laughs, Here and There Tis not certain that this chronicle will result in a contented memory, the kind that the Footloose Forester hopes to add to his collected assemblage of stories.  Nonetheless, the...
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Backpacking in Asia

Backpacking in Asia
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Backpackers Part 1 As the two-year Peace Corps assignment in Pakistan was coming to an end, the Peace Corps Representative in Lahore began setting up the details for a return flight to the USA for a restless...
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