Passport to Story Telling

Passport to Story Telling
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Passport to Story Telling Tales of the Bengal Tiger reach back to the time when she was growing up in Cambodia and Viet Nam and continued to be written until a few days before her...
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Leaving An Khe

Leaving An Khe
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Leaving An Khe     The 3:10am start on this chronicle was kick-started by last night’s dream that filled in a small piece of an unsolved puzzle.  But the added clarity that dreams sometime provide left open...
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The Horrors of War

The Horrors of War
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Horrors of War Many military men and women who return from war are reluctant to talk about it but there have been enough stories and brief flashes of graphic descriptions that have leaked out or escaped from...
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We Have Flea Markets, Viet Nam Had Black Markets

We Have Flea Markets, Viet Nam Had Black Markets
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   We Have Flea Markets, Viet Nam Had Black Markets   Sometimes when we are looking for something we might like to have in our homes or workshop, we venture out to the flea market to see what they...
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Charlie Was Hit With Machine Gun Fire

Charlie Was Hit With Machine Gun Fire
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Charlie Was Hit With Machine Gun Fire   Charlie was happy to show you his busted arm and the .50 caliber slug from that machine gun that left him with a permanent scar.  He was also happy...
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He Was Not Forgotten

He Was Not Forgotten
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   He Was Not Forgotten As the guest speaker at church was announcing the upcoming hunting event sponsored for wounded veterans, she described one or two of them who had lost limbs during military service, yet found a way...
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Calling B.S. on ...

Calling B.S. on ...
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Calling B.S. On …. The time has come to call B.S. on TV advertisements that use hard-sell promotional tactics to convince us that this ____ is the best ____ you will ever buy, or your money back. Or,...
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Holiday at Cam Ranh Bay

Holiday at Cam Ranh Bay
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Holiday at Cam Ranh Bay   It wasn’t often that the Footloose Forester chose to pick up his suitcase and walk from the air terminal to his destination, especially when he was in Viet Nam during the height...
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Street Trees and Village Shade

Street Trees and Village Shade
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Street Trees and Village Shade There is little doubt that trees beautify the landscape in any large city or small town.  Street trees are aesthetic treasures that may be ignored at times but gain attention when they are...
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Those Fruitful Lunch Hours

Those Fruitful Lunch Hours
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Those Fruitful Lunch Hours   Over the years, the Footloose Forester had developed a modus operandi for achieving some of his planned free time activities.  He was not unlike other people who had both...
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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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In and Under Flying Things

In and Under Flying Things
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   In and Under Flying Things Re-printed from Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester   Memoirs might flow as narrative accounts to those who compose them, or be read as non-fiction histories by those who...
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Some Things You Can Make Up

Some Things You Can Make Up
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Some Things You Can Make Up   People get bored quite easily. To counter that, many a youngster with an active mind tries to attract attention with their own personality traits that shout out, “I’m...
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Legacy Of The Land

Legacy Of The Land
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek        Legacy Of The Land   If you are not making many mistakes, you are not being very creative.  Now, that is a stinging indictment…to the reader, whomever that is, and from the writer…whomever that was. ...
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Looking Back With Mixed Emotions And Memories

Looking Back With Mixed Emotions And Memories
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Looking Back With Mixed Emotions and Memories   Thanks to the photographic record, recalling a few details of the lavishness of Anh Sao’s house in Viet Nam can be shared with others.  As time passes,...
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Regrets

Regrets
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Regrets   “To thine own self be true” is a dictum that has survived as a lesson in character building since biblical times. In being honest with oneself, most of us would admit to having...
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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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Getting Around In Helicopters

Getting Around In Helicopters
  On the road again...! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Getting Around in Helicopters   Foresters and other natural resources professionals get around in helicopters more often than most folks.  Kind of like a businessman or woman taking a taxi to get to an...
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Face Of A VC Soldier Exposed In A Parachute Flare

Face Of A VC Soldier Exposed In A Parachute Flare
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Uniform or Not, Civilian or Not   Uniform or not, civilian or not, many of us who spent more than a year in Viet Nam saw lots of action of one form or another. There...
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Return To Tuy Hoa Airbase (in Google Earth)

Return To Tuy Hoa Airbase (in Google Earth)
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Return to Tuy Hoa (in Google Earth)   Thoughts of Viet Nam keep returning in his dreams.  Some memories are clear but others are confused, especially about why the Footloose Forester was there, in the...
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