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A person suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer's disease have behavioural disorders which make it difficult for others to deal with them. It's really hard to handle a patient with this brain disorder. They need specific dementia care as they may display aggression, mood swings and many other cognitive troubles. If any of your...

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On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Cheetah at the Waterhole   As time passes, so also do some of the details of even favorite adventures.  The great fun trip to the Laikipia Plateau of Kenya in 1993 was one...

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in Military/Veteran History
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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...

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Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Professional Forest Management Integrating soil/site aspects in planting strategy   This essay/story evolves from a critique about a real-time, first-rate example of forest management and real-time planning of forest plantations in Ireland.  Thanks to the Irish Forestry Service...

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in Adult life
I woke up at two o’clock to the sound of very heavy rain thundering onto the corrugated iron roof of the apartment.  The old yachtie in me awoke and I “just” had to get up and have a look at the weather.  It was lashing down with gusts of wind as...
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I woke up at six o’clock and it slowly dawned on me that I was in a hotel near Gatwick about to fly out to Grenada to start a new life on a yacht – blimey! Glenys and I had a quick breakfast and lugged our six heavy bags onto a...
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February 23, 2019 Last night before going to bed I had a melt-down.  I am dealing with so many stressors.  I feel so alone at times.  I am rushing down a river in a canoe.  I hear the wild rapids ahead and I see that  the rocks that can destroy me...
Tagged in: God Inspiration miracles

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in Defining Moment
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Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek On Fear An innocent Internet meme about fear was the first disturbance that summoned the specter of fear to return, to creep closer.  The second incident was a horrific movie about World War II, the very same day...

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in Adult life
All life is nothing but a connected series of “passages.”   We may stay in some places longer than others, but in the end, we always find we must leave and go through a passage to another place; we must make a transition into something we were not before.  Some are...

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in Holidays
It is somewhat difficult for me to avoid tasting a certain amount of sadness while savoring the sights, sounds and feasts of “The Holidays” these days.  Unlike Dicken’s “Ghost of Christmas Past,” I have many memories of delightful Christmas celebrations.  As a school band director (in the middle years 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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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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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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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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in Childhood
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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...

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Background: In the year 2000, my mother gifted me a priceless and unforgettable experience. Through her generosity I was able to spend 4 months in the warm and wise embrace of my grandmother, great grandmother, great aunts and loving extended family.   I arrived in Las Marias, Yuquayquin, the village...

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W 7.4.18 clear sky, wan g rested   menu: p shake, steak n onions, butter bread, yerba mate   I'm exploring digital journals today. Generous fireworks will take place at the park across the street so we get to lay out in the back yard. How fortunate!    todo: knit...