dunniteowl's post-modern philosophical musings

The More Familiar I Become, the Stranger I Get


Bastrop, Texas, USA
October 11
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Matriculated from: School of Hard Knocks and Diablo Valley College (AA in Communications Tech.) Done all kinds of things for work. Painted sidewalk curb address numbers, sold shoes, USAF Radio Electronics Tech, Semiconductor Tech for AMD, Intel & SEEQ Technologies, worked at Stanford Linear Accelerator upgrading motherboards for Beam Current Magnet Control, IBM building "Industrial Strength" Voice Activated Dialing networks, server systems and intranets, sold greeting cards, nuts, grapes, newspapers and found pets, janitored, worked in fast foods, pizza and data entry. I even clerked at a 7-11 and also ran a big searchlight for those events at night. Also worked at a zoo, where I pretty much did everything you can do at a zoo other than be eaten. Some of those critters do bite. I write and have been since 1972. I have written poetry, fantasy, science fiction and horror stories. I also have come to enjoy essays relating to human experience, the future and being good stewards of this planet. I believe I'm funny sometimes, so chuckle occasionally at my weird jokes and allusions. Very into science and technology, love logic and reason. For some reason, though, I am also a certified Shaman. I can cast horoscopes and read Tarot cards as well (from the expressions on people's faces and their responses, I am apparently quite accurate most of the time.) Love photography: You can find me here: http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g31/dunniteowl/ and here: http://www.viewbug.com/my-account/photos (if those don't work properly, just go to the main pages and do a search for 'dunniteowl' I am the only one on the internet as far as I know.) I also love game design, starting with board wargames, card games and RPGs. Please comment if you feel like it. I don't care about being "tipped" and don't even really understand it as a function. I signed up on Open Salon so I could have a wider outlet for my writing and hope that you find it of interest at all. This bio is a reflection of things to come, so be prepared.


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SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 7:35AM

Untitled (experimental poem #3)









Beaut… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 1:39AM

(untitled) Experimental Poem #6
















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SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 6:55PM

Innocent Autumn (a poem)

Innocent Autumn


I remember autumn days of not long ago…

     Cool, crisp mornings

          Fading into hot afternoon haze.


The evenings filled with the foreboding of impending snow.

     How/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 12:08PM

First Do No Harm

I thought I’d talk to you today about some things that have been on my mind, lately.  I have posted several entries into my blog that relate to all that’s troubling and wrong with things.  I have posted serious issues and troubles that seemingly are not on our nation’/… Read full post »

Part One: Who Is Responsible? 


As the day approaches where we are all forced to relive the moments when the world changed, and not for the better, we are going to get the party line of what our cultural and social narrative tells us is The Truth of that day. … Read full post »

It's been almost six full days since I last saw my home and my currently missing pet cat.  I have been waiting for Texas Governor Rick Perry to declare the Wildfires in Bastrop a disaster area (which would have opened up the doors to more aid from State coffers and prepared… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 12:09AM

Gone Fishing Tales

It's been a long, Long time since I last put a line in the water.  In fact, other than two short forays since, the last time I could be said to have seriously considered fishing, we'd have to journey back to 1976 or so.  That was when I fished for the… Read full post »

At about 2pm Central today, I looked out my window and saw a massive cloud north of me.  I had just been up on my roof, due to high winds, checking for damage during my self taught re-roofing lessons.  It was too windy today to work on the roof.

The clouds… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 12:59AM

What Is Wrong?

In this world of endless trains

And supersonic aeroplanes

We still forget each other's names,

And we never seem to call.

          What is wrong?

In this world of surplus wheat

And diseases that we can treat,

Some people still do not eat

And die of sicknes… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 10:57AM

(Once More) Into the Night

The heat during the day oppressed and confined,

While the warmth of the night, our souls combined.

Lamps, casting their glow in semi-spheres of luminescence,

Made the night bright with shadows of soft ethereal presence.


A breeze,



Humid and overpowering, lifted through trees of gr… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 10:40AM

Big Orange Ball



Big orange ball, sinking down and disappearing over the horizon,

Never setting at all.

     Where do you go if it is we who

     Revolve around thee?


     Multi-green leaves, weaving in the breeze and patting each other… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 10:30AM

Two Haikus and Something Else


Floating serenely

Upward into the blue sky

A balloon escapes



          On it's journey down

          Crashing, falling silently;

          A lea… Read full post »

Read this, rate it and send it to ten others within 24 hours.  If you do as instructed, good fortune and great happiness will befall you.  This is important, do not ignore these instructions.  Failure to do so will cause Bad Things™ to happen.


Bronson Winklesnort read this/… Read full post »

Chuk chuk chuk chuk chuk chukuk chu-chiiirr!

Squirrel scolds from the heights of his towering pecan

Boldy teasing, dog, crow, hawk, possum -- or man.

Chuk-chirrr, chuk chuk chuk chuk chuk chuk!

Staring down insolently he quarrels with all who pass by

A flash of his brushy tail, whiskers vibrating, a… Read full post »

Sniffing, sniffing, there is a smell on the wind

Danger in the air, hawk scent above

The rush of air, the cry of death, a scream!

Escape into the hole, whiskers brushing against safety

(The depths of the warren provides safety always from hawk or owl.)

Sometimes an injury will keep me… Read full post »

AUGUST 30, 2011 12:51AM


Rest and breathe softly

Relax your thoughts and

Let the call out to the colors

That populate the mind.

          Fantastic visions entertain you.

          Surrealistic pictures explode in

   &nb… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2011 10:22PM

What *Is* the Answer

Sometimes, I mean, it's like,

          My brain don't work right, ya know?

                    Once in a while, though,

      &nbs… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2011 9:41PM

Summer Days


The sun builds up to the heat of a

Hot afternoon.

The air hangs still and heavy,

And sweat beads and runs incessantly

Down your forehead.

      The dog down the street lies still in the shade,

     Tongue lolling out; panting.

   &nb… Read full post »

AUGUST 26, 2011 5:04PM

Quiet Thoughts


The water splits and reflects the sunshine as it

Ripples and dapples before me;

     Sometimes soft, sometimes blindingly intense,

     But always friendly, confident and quiet.

            &nbs… Read full post »

AUGUST 26, 2011 4:39PM





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AUGUST 25, 2011 10:56AM

Storm on the Horizon

Thunder, booming, rumbling off in the distance

A forewarning of the impending storm.

Sketches and traceries of lightning across the clouds

Flashing, burning and searing into memory, then gone.


BOOOOOM! Shouts the sky, repeating it for others in the distance

As the storm approaches and collects… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2011 11:20AM

Three Haikus


In eternal night

Only the prophet is blind.

He holds the lantern.


           Folds of cloud sail past,

          Infinitely beautiful

          Ben… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2011 11:11AM


This was written on 10-21-1977, I was 17.




Creak, snap, break,

Rattle, jangle, tweet.

     Rumble, bang, quake,

     Boom, thump, beat.

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AUGUST 24, 2011 12:46AM

In the Land of Quaking Grounds

Due to the East Coast earthquake, registering 5.8 on the Richter scale, there were many comments I read on a few sites, including Open Salon, from people who’d never felt one before.  Many people expressed fear of it, which is normal.  Others were amazed that folks in “Earthquak/… Read full post »

Before I dig in, I will remind those who've read me before and warn those who haven't, that I am not much of a "researcher."  This is not to imply that I don't have a clue or that I simply make stuff up -- which I do for stories.  What itRead full post »