A Closer Look at a Picture Worth a Thousand Words

A Closer Look at a Picture Worth a Thousand Words
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     A Closer Look at a Picture Worth a Thousand Words Flamengos Tree Nursery, Cape Verde Some people are proud of their humble beginnings.  Others are impatient to move on and forget about the past. It was many...
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Desertification and Deforestation

Desertification and Deforestation
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 affairs...
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Into The Volcano

Into The Volcano
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Into The Volcano The seminal Chronicles of a Footloose Forester has always been an unscheduled mélange of essays, stories, dreams, and adventures.  If he had his way, the adventures would predominate and the stories would follow.  The dreams...
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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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A Shared Legacy

A Shared Legacy
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams  Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Shared Legacy   It is my privilege to contribute a legacy story about a man long dead, for the benefit of a nephew who was born long after his uncle died; and...
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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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On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon

On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon  This contribution is a quicky, so its composition definitely will be edited and updated just as conveniently soon after my soulmate and I return from celebrating our...
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Confession Of A Practical Joker

Confession Of A Practical Joker
    On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Confession Of A Practical Joker   The text of the following spoof was culled from the black heart of a practical joker who calls himself the Footloose Forester.  He sometimes risked official displeasure with...
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Softball Overseas Part I

Softball Overseas Part I
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Softball Overseas Part I They say that when you go overseas you should plan for down time by developing hobbies. Softball was not exactly a hobby, but a sport that enjoyed wide popularity around the world...
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Watching Thieves Working

Watching Thieves Working
  On the road…. again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   N is Nigeria One of the stopover countries, Nigeria will always come to mind because of the stories associated with it.  As we ate dinner at the home of a newly arrived USAID program...
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