My Call of the Wild and Magic of the Midnight Sun by Stephen DickeyMy Call of the Wild and Magic of the Midnight Sun by Stephen Dickey

My Call of the Wild and Magic of the Midnight Sun

byStephen Dickey

Paperback | March 20, 2017

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This is a collection of true experiences, events, and adventures, and is not intended as an autobiography. It details events from what author Stephen Dickey remembers as a boy with family, and continues as he grows up, all the time developing his love for the outdoors, the world around him, and adventures.

As he grew up, his father was active in their excursions and passed the spirit of adventure to him and his brother. As a military family, they moved often, and they enjoyed an active life with lots of adventures and travels, and running free in the great outdoors. This book details such travels and experiences growing up, and later through life. All events described are true and continue further to years of travel and adventure as a soldier in the U.S. Army, enjoying challenges as a Ranger,  and in Special Forces. As he enjoyed these experiences as a young man, he felt his call of the wild. 

With his wife and sons, he continued to feel the thrills and fun. The excursions and adventures brought with them satisfaction and peace. Ultimately, that feeling of success and the physical challenges all contributed to what he calls My Call of the Wild. 

Title:My Call of the Wild and Magic of the Midnight SunFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.52 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.52 inPublished:March 20, IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634917030

ISBN - 13:9781634917032


Table of Contents

Growing Up: Travel, Baseball, Boy Scouts, and Bicycles
Young Kids - Escapades
Summer Time, Baseball, Barefoot Boys
Teenagers - Rivers and Mountains
High School - Travels and Excursions in Spain
Boy Scouts, Order of the Arrow and Preparation for Life
A Look Ahead – Military Training
In the Army - Travel and Training: 1973-1981
Norway - Paratrooper’s Dream
Tangled Jumpers
Rewind a Few Years - Path of a Young Soldier
Jump School - 1973
Arrival at My First Assignment
My First Night Jump
Volunteer as an Army Ranger
Ranger School
Alaska –Winter Warfare Training
Desert Training
Germany - Flintlock
Germany - Beauty at Sunrise
Germany – Rangers Taking Charge
Germany – Soldaten!
Cold War: Looking Back
Early Adventures with Kids and Family
Sailing the Wild Wind
Years of Adventure – Lake Dennison and Salisbury
Another Norway
Our Call of the Wild Continued
Wilderness Trail – Adventure I
Ashland, Kansas: The Great Race
Conquer Wild Trails, Mountain Summits
“Wilderness II” and Escape
Run Farther and Faster, Cold Weather Jingle Bells!
Little Haystack
Our Woods Lost to Islam
Seven Years on the Saco River
Return to the Franconia Ridgeline: On top of the World
Special Bird: Remembering my Brother
Name Day: Tradition of the Aniyunwia
Young Men Grown-Thinking Back
A Day in September
Path to Afghanistan
Special Arrival, and a Paratrooper’s Welcome
Downrange, Volleyball and Demolitions!!
Happy Valley and Departure
Peace and Quiet
La Isla del Encanto
My first trip to the Dominican Republic
Return to the DR – First Time and Many More
Good and Bad
Ups and Downs, and Details of Employment
Oh Happy Day, Surprise Touch to my Heart
Tutoring English – Grass Roots Work with Poor Families
Silence: More Precious than Gold
Poems From the Peace and Quiet
Crickets at Night
Driving Before the Sun Dips Low
Best of Times
I Walk Today
Slicing Still Waters
A Step, a Mile, a Day
Magic of the Midnight Sun
Part 1: Planning and Preparation in England and Iceland
Part 2: On the Ground in Norway