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Knowledge is a gift which every human being is endowed within more or less quantities. Using knowledge to your benefit is a skill that one needs to acquire in order to achieve a masterful position. A person who knows the art of speech can become the leader with the power...

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Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Winner of the 7-2 Vote is… On a day-to-day basis, politics is as important to the Footloose Forester as any other topic, largely because the seeming externality of the political process comes home eventually to affect...

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Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Rainforests or Not?   Discussing rainforests is not the same as explaining rainforests and reporting from a rainforest is not the same as reporting about rainforests.  Likewise, discussing rainforests does not and should not imply that the reporter...

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Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     A Day in the Cholistan Desert We met in a sparsely furnished office building whose windows rattled when the wind blew.  Two young and eager Pakistani soil scientists had been assigned to escort us to one...

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Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Desertification and Deforestation     As a forester, the subject of good forest and land management has always been the compass by which I am guided.  To the layman who perhaps only observes the state of...

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My Grandpa Nick was born on March 6, 1955, to Clemma Alice Adams (Nee Carroll) and William Thomas Adams in the town of Beaver Creek, Ohio. He had 8 siblings, Donald, Jerry, Brenda, Jean, Tom, Tim, Carol Ann, And Rick. He attended Wright State University, he graduated with a degree in...

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On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Concept of Rainforests When a respondent to the Quora.com website explained why rainforests are so hot and so wet, the Footloose Forester was jolted into composing a rejoinder.  The contributor, an airline pilot...

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On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Durian Express   On the road again…!!! is an appropriate place to be when the mission is all about the Durian Express.  You see, the durian fruit grown in SE Asia and marketed in some...

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Grandpa Sam was quiet but when he spoke he always had something wise to say.  And he could be really funny too!  He had twelve children my mom being the oldest, so he had some skills in the leadership department.   He had a quiet strength and confidence that I liked....

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On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Photoshop and Political Memes   After years of seeing photoshopped scenes of natural beauty that were amplified into something beyond the grandeur that has existed since their inception, a weary Footloose Forester decided to speak...

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The dynamics and the very fabric of the academic domain keeps shifting. In the past decade or so, there has been a rise in the number of students enrolling into online classes. Having said that, the significance of traditional classes cannot be dismissed, they still hold an immense amount of...

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Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On the road…again!!! in 2018 On the road again…is not just a line from the Willie Nelson tune of the same name.  On the masthead of the older Chronicles of a Footloose Forester, the catchy expression (that...

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In this era of chaos and uncertainty, where people tend to do multiple tasks at a time; serve their friends and family, manage work, and take care of their physical and mental well-being. However, when their life gets busy, the first option that comes to our mind is to skip...

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The sur-name Steiger is a local sur-name; to be more pricise, it is a topographic name, derived from a physical location feature of the local geography. The specific derivation of the name Steiger is from the word "steig" which means "narrow, steep path." This makes sense considering that the family name...

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Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Paying for School Essays is Cheating There are plenty of self-help books out there. Some are long and fairly comprehensive. Others are short and to the point. Tips on building, painting, wiring, or baking come in...

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Having a summer holiday can be a boon or a bane for the students; it is a boon because you neither have to study for long and extended hours nor you have to stay up all night to complete the pending academic paper. However, it can be a bane because...

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Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Words Matter, No Matter What Maybe some words attain the distinction of earning copyright protection, maybe some words are so vulgar that they are not accepted in polite conversation, and maybe some often-repeated words are so vapid...

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      I don’t remember exactly how a group of undocumented immigrants got into our apartment, or  how quickly immigration agents showed up at our door. I only remember my feelings of rage, fear and helplessness.    At the time my siblings and I lived in a 3-bedroom apartment with...