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Are You Watching…Black Mirror?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Are You Watching, Blog, Pop Culture, Television | 0 comments

Are You Watching…Black Mirror?

Recently, a friend of mine asked me that question. It’s not the first time a friend inquired or suggested that I give THE BLACK MIRROR a try that in its own unique away recaptures what it was I always love so much about the annual TWILIGHT ZONE marathons on SyFy. Why not see the universe in a whole new way? Haven’t we seen the world through reality spectacles long enough? Enough of that. My heart and mind long for something a little less…expected.   And with BLACK MIRROR, that’s exactly what I’ve gotten. So...

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Meet Our New Addition

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Blog, Pop Culture | 0 comments

Meet Our New Addition

Still not sure exactly what we’ll do with her, and we didn’t set out to acquire her. We came home with her, the result of a family Steal-A-Gift Christmas Gift Exchange between the adults. And now, we have a new member of the family. I am happy to announce our new addition: meet Alexa. Born today, 1/14/2018, 2:25 p.m. Weight: 5.7 ounces. Dimensions: 1.3″ x 3.3″ x 3.3.” Our new Amazon Echo Dot still has a lot to learn. (Then again, so do we.) Most of Alexa’s answers seem to be “Sorry, I don’t know...

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New Beginnings

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Beginnings

Starting over is hard. Whether it’s a relocation, a career change, a reconciliation or some other life transition, we operate based on predictability and patterns, and when one of those big curve balls heads our way, we aren’t always sure how to react. For many, January is a month of fresh starts but usually, it is driven by our own initiative. Except when it isn’t.   Our little household has experienced some of that good old-fashioned upheaval for 2018, both myself and the hubs. Changes in work for both of us –...

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Breakout

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Blog, Micropoetry, Poetry | 0 comments

Breakout

  BREAKOUT a nibble of micropoetry from Chris Kuhn     Sound the alarms.  If you dare.   A revolution is brewing but no need to look outside of your window or deadbolt the door.  Control has been in your possession all along.   Choices lie within reach.   But it is easy to become complacent, to accept the borders that confine and lock out alternatives that could knock down walls of the universe.   We can remain eyes closed, shut off from possibilities, and pretend not to notice.   Or we can open our...

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Helpless Observers

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Blog, Relationships | 0 comments

Helpless Observers

When a loved one goes through something that brings them pain or confusion, we find ourselves drawn into the funnel cloud. Even if we cannot do anything but be there to listen, to hold their hand or pull them into an embrace and remind them of how necessary they are in this world. We will be there. Standing beside them to steady their stance and be there to cradle them if they crumble.   We cannot shield them from all of the shards that scatter; we cannot guard against the damage left behind. But we will try. Helpless observers we...

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Green and the Space in Between

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Blog, Poetry | 0 comments

Green and the Space in Between

    GREEN AND THE SPACE IN BETWEEN  by Chris Kuhn Look between the trees to see what vines entwine Leaves and branches, buds and flowers, Garnish and guard with cheerfulness and light, Concealing truths of what lay behind         Discouraging words can harden the soul And strip a tree’s bright hues and desire to bloom. Silence with its talent to raise fear and doubt Can drive a powerful pine to cower like a shrub. Sunlit-drenched heights reach for the sky Merging with shadows to dissolve into dark. Stories do simmer and...

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Movie Views: Lessons from DOWNSIZING

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Blog, Film Reviews, Movie Views, Pop Culture | 0 comments

Movie Views: Lessons from DOWNSIZING

Recently, I saw the film #DOWNSIZING with Matt Damon, Kristin Wiig and Christoph Waltz. I enjoyed the film immensely. The scope of the film and its tone blending comedy and drama in an offbeat and thoughtful way, had me mesmerized from the first thirty minutes. The cinematography, exuberance and attention to detail captivated me much the same way THE TRUMAN SHOW did 20 years earlier. This is a world we can imagine as possible, and like Jim Carrey in TRUMAN, Damon does a remarkable job making us believe and maybe, even want to join him.  ...

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Getting Creative in 2018

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Blog, Inspiration Corner | 2 comments

Getting Creative in 2018

Over the past ten years, I’ve embarked on some fun creative challenges (or a few) each year. I’ve taken art classes, written a short story one-paragraph-a-day, posted a Song-of-the-day for all 365 days and more. One of my favorite projects was a Photo-a-Day challenge I completed years ago. I still have it posted on my Flickr account and stop by often for flashback fun. (If you’d like to check it out, click here for a walk down 2010 Flickr lane.)   A lot has changed since then and now my camera phone is always on me as...

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Happy New Year…Now Write!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Blog, Goal-setting, Inspiration Corner, Writing | 0 comments

Happy New Year…Now Write!

Well, the day isn’t over yet. My intention in 2018 is to write something every day – whether it’s here as a blog, as micropoetry on Twitter, something I may be developing for a book or short story or an entry in my new, beautiful journal a good friend recently sent me as a Christmas gift. (Can’t wait to use it…thank you again, J!)   I have already laid down the only rules for this writing challenge to myself: (1) write at any length and never worry about it being too short or too long, just WRITE; (2) write...

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New Tradition for New Year’s Eve?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Blog, Inspiration Corner, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Tradition for New Year’s Eve?

This won’t be a long blog tonight, but I felt compelled to write it. The holidays are in full throttle. Some of us have just finished spending oodles of money on gifts for loved ones and eaten far too many calories/sodium/sugar (pick your culprit) than we probably should have eaten. But the fun’s not over yet. There’s still New Year’s Eve. And the New Year’s Eve college football bowl watching, family barbecues, friends’ parties and overindulgence in beer, wine, mixed drinks, sweet treats, salty snacks,...

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