I have been away for a while, because I have been seriously thinking about where the world is going, how to change things, what can be done, how to convince others, etc. I do this pretty much all the time and have ever since I was a child. I suppose you can thank an early interest in science fiction and a strong sense of humanity as brothers for my constant observance of our spinning planet and the beings upon it.
Just the other day, though, I had a very mild heart attack. To be…Continue
You Want to Bully Me? Get in Line!
Look, I know some people really had it rough with bullies. Terrible, horrible incidents which make me shudder to think or recall. I’ve had more than my fair share of bullying, too. I never experienced anything so shockingly horrific or violent as some of the stories I’ve read; and for that I am grateful in the extreme.
Be that as it may, I have been a bully magnet…Continue
Sunrise Through My Eyes
Someone recently asked of me,
“Could you provide a fitting soliloquy
Of something that I’d like to see:
The sunrise through your eyes?”
I said, “I don’t know, but I will try,
Because there is not a…Continue
(Author’s Note: I started this piece in July of 2012. I finished it in September 2012, well after Alex passed away. It took this long to post, because I had gotten extremely ill myself just after finishing this piece. Those of you who are pet lovers and feel deeply, get your hankies ready. [03 March 2013])
Preparing to Lose a…Continue
Drug Screening in the Workplace: Fairness Based Testing
You know, my wife and I were talking about how getting a Conditional Offer of Employment works. Just moments before this post. I remember how my COE’s worked from back in the day when I had the opportunity to work in semiconductors. And from before they ever did any drug testing. Oh the times they have changed.
We talked about it, because my wife is looking for work after loyally working for a company for nearly seventeen…Continue
I saw a coyote, in the dying light of sunset past.
I knew it for the Trickster
Because the white, black and gray of his coat made
The Mask of His Face unmistakable.
The jet black eyes, inky as obsidian,
Mockingly mischievous depths of wisdom.
The laughing mouth, tongue lolling
Out of his wolfish…Continue
With the winning of the White House well over, there is precedent for the power of the people to propel us to new heights of progressive potential in public policy. It is inherently logical for us to wish to wield this power -- and for the people to do so in full force from the fervent furor of this last election cycle's outcome.
In recent years, we have witnessed the power of the people on public policy. The Occupy movement is no longer just a passing fad, fading fitfully…Continue
I'm an anachronism, it seems, in America. Well, the United States, to be precise. You see, I am one of those travelling teller of tales that, for reasons inexplicable, find the borders bounding our bipolar braziers of our birthplace a barrier to branching beyond home. In short, I've never really been out of the country.
I don't lack love of leisure for long lazy larks in little out of the way lands. Far from it. I have a long list of lovely locales lacking my ever…Continue
Added by Christopher S. Dunn on November 16, 2012 at 8:12pm — No Comments
I was literally just toying with this idea and decided it was something I ought to simply jump on and start. Its simple and I am going to open this idea to all of you here in this post before I actually truly perform the experiment myself.
I was thinking, Pick a subject, any subject you want, and then start writing. Don't stop to research, don't sit there and agonize over spelling or grammar and just WRITE about something.
I know you all know I should have a T-Shirt with the…Continue
My Bout With West Nile Virus
I awoke at just after three in the morning on Thursday, the 27th of September in pain. It was pain so extreme that it was the pain that had waked me from my sleep. Waking from a dream I cannot even remotely recall, I awoke to the pounding, crushing, burning sensation of my head being placed in a vise and having it…Continue
We had hiked up the Bridal Veil Falls Trail the previous late afternoon. My friend Mel and I were both experienced campers and hikers and we'd spent our first day on Yosemite Valley's floor, getting our land legs back again after a three and a half hour drive, a tire change and the loading and unloading of my '74 Plymouth Duster at the start and end of our…Continue
Today I am learning to be real.
First, I awoke without making more noise than the bed does as I escape its embrace.…Continue
In conversing or commenting in Xenonlit's "Everything Must Change" I touched on how I got started writing. I wanted to expand on that a little bit as a "by way of introduction" to what drives me to write and photograph and post in the first place. Consider this a bit of a biographical history lesson.
In that post I mentioned that I started writing poetry at the…Continue