Christopher Dunn (Street Articles Author)
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Life-long New Yorker, 57 years old, married, two grown children, one-time systems expert, liver cancer survivor, piano player, essayist and sometime poet--author and illustrator of BearlyBliss-dotCOM. YouTube channel: xperdunn

Champion Of Stupid
I am the Champion of Stupid. I insist on giving away all my writing, poetry, drawings, and piano recordings—nobody wants them—but I started this before I knew that, so it still counts. I quit jobs (back when I had jobs) whenever I felt they were taking advantage. (They’re always taking…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Jul 07, 2014  
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Important News
If I stop and think about it, I can barely remember what was ‘important’ two weeks ago. There was a government shutdown, a chemical weapon in Syria, a record-breaking typhoon devastated the Philippines, a record-breaking cold snap in the whole western half of our country—there were a lot of things.…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Dec 10, 2013  
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Take That
We get the shaft, right? Some fat, rich pigs get in a snit over some BS or other—and we find ourselves shooting at each other. We get trained to fly-by-wire the drones or aim the laser sight at the top of the bunker or doing crowd control at some consulate’s…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Economics   Nov 06, 2013  
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New on VOD - October 2013
What else? O, yeah, VOD has new releases I thoroughly enjoyed; first was “The Heat”, a buddy-cop film with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy —I have a guilty pleasure when it comes to Sandra Bullock—I just like her, what can I say? And who can help but love Melissa McCarthy,…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Oct 18, 2013  
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Our Dog is Getting On
Tuesday, the Wonder Dog, is ten years old, which makes her seventy, in dog years. So I worry about the impending inevitability, even though she’s still very fit, and only a little more prone to sleeping than she was. Why do I upset myself with these thoughts? They don’t accomplish…
By:  in  Politics  >  World Politics   Oct 16, 2013  
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Augmentation, But In A Bad Way
I am opposed to the solutions being offered by the Republican party. Their suggestion that the government be re-opened until January 2014, and the debt ceiling increased until February 2014, is ludicrous. The whole point of this exercise, as I have come to understand it, is to remove these accounting…
By:  in  Politics  >  World Politics   Oct 15, 2013  
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Wait A Minute
I listen to my recordings of myself playing the piano. At first (back in the audio-cassette era) it gave me painful proof that the bliss I felt in playing was not translating into good music—it was something else. Without any musical talent I had kept playing the piano as therapy—always…
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Are We Asking The Right Questions?
I suppose the more accurate title would be ‘Are we asking questions?’—I’m asking if, in a society with ‘news-reporting’ wherein news-people ask the ‘important’ questions, we haven’t lost sight of the fact that we have our own questions we don’t see being asked on the news? No matter how important…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Economics   Jun 11, 2013  
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Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of What Now?
I didn’t enjoy my introduction to life—from birth to the end of high school I was told what to do, what not to do, and what to watch out for. I was told to respect things and people. I was told to obey certain authority figures and to avoid certain…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Fatherhood   Jun 10, 2013  
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Hostile Takeover
Early on I was made to understand that life is a struggle, that a lot of life is competition, deception and even violence. What was missing was today’s reassurance of a child’s safety to back me up in the great antagonism that is one’s life. I was schooled quite thoroughly…
By:  in  Business  >  Innovation   May 21, 2013  
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