People Who Mattered

People Who Mattered
  On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Self-Quiz About People Who Mattered   In an exercise of introspection about who and how some people in his life influenced him, the Footloose Forester first started with a copied list of salient issues...
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Troy, You Outlive Your Literary Demise

Troy, You Outlive Your Literary Demise
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Troy, You Outlive Your Literary Demise   Harking back to college days and the tiny speaking role in a play took on an extra burden for this dream-inspired chronicle.  It might not have emerged if the Footloose...
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EPSILON ALPHA RHO

EPSILON ALPHA RHO
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   EAP (Epsilon Alpha Rho)   Fraternity brothers and sorority sisters would likely know that EAP can be sounded out as “Epsilon Alpha Rho” in the Greek language and signify the name of a campus fraternity...
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Ricks, Face-Cords, and Yards of Topsoil

Ricks, Face-Cords, and Yards of Topsoil
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Ricks, Face-Cords, and Yards of Topsoil     Folks who are landscaping their homes may feel a need to order a truckload of topsoil to level the land or to improve the fertility of...
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The Lone Wolf - As Leader, As Follower

The Lone Wolf - As Leader, As Follower
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Lone Wolf (As Leader – As Follower)   Everyone knows a lone wolf but not everyone is a lone wolf.  The lone wolf may get the reputation as an innovator, which might be a compliment, or as...
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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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The Short Course Building

The Short Course Building
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Short Course Building (The Helyar Experience)     People who visit social media sites are inclined to reminisce about the old days.  They remember growing up in ____ or hanging out with ____­ and the allure...
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Sharing My Legacy Story

Sharing My Legacy Story
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Sharing My Legacy Story   Creating a positive legacy is the responsibility of the person who shows up each and every day to put their best foot forward; to do their best; to...
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Hand-Me-Downs

Hand-Me-Downs
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Hand-Me-Downs   Once in a while, we hear a remark that is intended as an insult about how another person is dressed.  Wild polka-dot pants or flaming Hawaiian shirts are worn as fashion statements...
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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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