The Parody Defense

The Parody Defense
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    The Parody Defense   Only once in a while does the forgotten, third-rate would-be crafter of parody who calls himself the Footloose Forester get a response to his missives. He would prefer kudos but, alas, when the infrequent...
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Google Earth Gets Better and Better

Google Earth Gets Better and Better
Afghanistan to Zambia Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Google Earth Gets Better And Better   This chronicle is a revised version of an earlier story about how important Google Earth has been in not only finding things like a car in a driveway...
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Can We Remember? Do We Remember?

Can We Remember?  Do We Remember?
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Can We Remember?  Do We Remember?  Should We Remember?   People who think often about the past engage in subconscious peeking into their personal histories.  They see flashes of happy times, stressful times, sad times, times...
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Different Island, Different Story

Different Island, Different Story
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Different Island, Different Story   Being stranded on a tropical or desert island was such a powerful bit of imagery that, even as a young child, the Footloose Forester thought about islands and about being stranded...
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A Story Only One Person Can Tell

A Story Only One Person Can Tell
On the road...again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   This Was Home For More Than 55 Years A picture can prompt 10,000 words this photo was rejected for inclusion in a book of memoirs because of presumed copyright law violation   At first glance,  the...
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An Old Photo From Home

An Old Photo From Home
On the road...again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   An Old Photo From Home Ask who? what? where? when? why? and how? ...and a story starts to develop   The photo above was put into the hands of the Footloose Forester only a couple of...
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Ron Taught Me How To Throw A Curve Ball

Ron Taught Me How To Throw A Curve Ball
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Ronny Taught Me How To Throw A Curve Ball   Ronny was the oldest of the children in the family.  He was the quiet type.  His actions spoke louder than his words.  Whereas there are some...
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Quinn's Hill

Quinn's Hill
  Quinn’s Hill     Mrs. Anna Quinn was old and frail. We youngsters who lived on Church Street in Netcong, New Jersey remember her as tiny and wrinkled; and she walked slowly and deliberately.  Maybe she was 85, maybe 90. But she was a sweetheart.  She was always kind and...
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Show Your Friends The Trail With Google Earth

Show Your Friends The Trail With Google Earth
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Geography of the Past If it is true that a picture is worth 10,000 words, then the catalog of satellite photos in the archives of the Footloose Forester could develop into a longish travelogue. There is...
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Learning About The Glacial Geology Near Netcong, NJ

Learning About The Glacial Geology Near Netcong, NJ
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Learning The Local Geology Around Netcong, New Jersey OK, maybe he always was a slow learner.  For sure he would never deny that he was slow to put things together.  So it took 50 years...
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The Wisconsin Glacier Leaves Us Reminders

The Wisconsin Glacier Leaves Us Reminders
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Living on the Terminal Moraine   After a short one-page article about terminal moraine boulders in Netcong, New Jersey was published in the geology section of About.com in April 2011, it now becomes apparent that...
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