Christopher S. Dunn's Blog (14)

Reflections Upon the Surface; Unseen Currents

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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on December 12, 2013 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

You Want to Bully Me? Get in Line! (Steel Breeze Call for Best Stuff)

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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on March 16, 2013 at 5:07pm — 5 Comments

Sunrise Through My Eyes (Poem Only)

 

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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on March 7, 2013 at 10:14am — 3 Comments

Preparing to Lose a Friend

(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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on March 3, 2013 at 11:49am — 6 Comments

Drug Screening in the Workplace: Fairness Based Testing

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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on February 27, 2013 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

Full Circle

 

 

Full Circle

 

 

Heartbreak

Mourning

Despair

Anguish

Loss

 

You Hope

You Cry

Choose Love!

She Did

Not You

 

Alone

Bereft

Inconsolable

Hopeless

Weeping

 

Feeling Vulnerable

Losing Faith

Hurting Inside

Giving…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on February 7, 2013 at 7:40pm — 4 Comments

It’s the Beginning of the World

 

It’s the Beginning of the World

 

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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on January 21, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Alliteration Assignment: Progressive Power of People on Public Policy

 

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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on November 29, 2012 at 11:44am — 1 Comment

Alliteration Assignment: Are Americans Always Away on Adventures?

     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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on November 16, 2012 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Experimental Exposition Exercises in English

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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on November 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

My Bout With West Nile Virus

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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on November 14, 2012 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Adventures In Yosemite: Part One

 

Adventures In Yosemite: Of Coffee, Camping, Trees and a Real Bear

  

     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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on July 2, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Therefore (A poem)



  Therefore

 

Today I am learning to be real.

First, I awoke without making more noise than the bed does as I escape its embrace.…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on June 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

I Once Thought I Would Be A Novelist

 

     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…

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Added by Christopher S. Dunn on June 29, 2012 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

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