Month: March 2014

An Opus: Third Movement

“Life is a state of mind.” – Being There (1979) The scene at lake side is cold enough to kill all the noise, the sounds anticipated to be heard are lost in the clouded intensity the bitterness brought.  The slight wind flicks at branches, but only at the flimsiest and weakest limbs, and the trees they’ve sprouted from stand…

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Of Dreams

Let it be known that I’m not an expert with analyzing dreams.  This is just a take, a hypothetical query, my opinion, on what could be.  After all, we all love possibility. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream at night.” Edgar Allan Poe After this weekend’s observation…

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Snark Tuesdays

If you have a bad day, don’t throw your frustrations at other people.  That’s not how you’re supposed to pay it forward. If you’re going to poke fun at something, poke fun at yourself as well (especially if people are not used to your writing, your sarcasm). My weekly latest–my second post that is riddled…

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Observations: March 19 – 23

This song is so appropriate for some reason [I have yet to figure out]. Noticing a used hardcover book of 300+ pages–a collection of collections–of e e cummings’ poetry sitting near the register. ***   ***   *** The United States Congressman, representing Central New York, spilling coffee upon himself.  (More on that later… Tuesday.)…

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About Pancakes

[This is specifically why I don’t write onion… err… opinion pieces.] “And in the morning, I’m makin’ waffles.” – Donkey, from Shrek (2001) ***   *** The Critic(s):  “But Chris, this doesn’t make any sense.  Pancakes are in the title.  I… We don’t want to be deceived, duped due to such devious duplicity!” Chris:  [Places finger over…

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The Fate of The Abyss?

Yesterday, on my previous “Thawing” post, Mark commented and boosted my latest endeavor with Syracuse’s alternative newspaper, Syracuse New Times.  The weekly newspaper, which is getting a beautiful makeover come April 2nd of this year, is already a reliable Central New York publication; however, the drive for bigger-and-better is apparent and the determination seems to be unyielding.  With the…

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Thawing

Hey, I’m back!  Things have been busy here, and I’m finally working on more writing and venturing into the editing world.  Still, getting paid in experience is proving itself than getting paid with actual money.  There is much enjoyment to this, however; something is going to stick sooner than later. Wednesday, March 12 was heavy.…

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