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Kiril Kundurazieff
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Attended California State University, Los Angeles
Lives in Houston, TX, USA
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Responding to the writing prompts from the Wordsmith Anniversary Blog Hop #2!
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Answering 9 questions posed in the first Wordsmith Studio Anniversary Blog Hop.
Three days ago I began a series of posts as part of the Wordsmith Studio's 3rd Anniversary celebration Blog Hops...this is part 2. In this post I want to respond to the writing prompts from the first Blog Hop: 1....
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Carnival of the Cats #582 - Mother's Day Edition
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Carnival of the Cats went up late last night. 25 blog posts, 5 news items and a dozen share fests linked!
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Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo reports on her grand adventure - Part 1
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It's a dirty job but... :-D
Good evening felinity assembled, Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo here! As you know Elvira recently posted a review of a new book we were sent. The Good, the Bad, and the Furry...Elvira's Book Review Once she finished reading it I got...
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A few days late but Carnival of the Cats is up!
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Joining Robert Lee Brewer  and his challenge, in April 2012, was something I did as I approached a fork in the road of my personal and creative journey's...I'm a bit late, I know, but I am finally joining the anniversary Blog Hops and plan to engage the writing prompts as well.
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Sneakers wishes Elvira a happy Mother's Day.
Daddy Kiril, here. It has been a busy week around here. The ladies in my life took it easy while I worked and went to doctor appointments. Today being Mother's Day I gave them extra hugs and belly rubs and...
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Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo reports on her grand adventure - Part 2
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The unveiling of the new cat stroller!
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My friend  Amanda Socci challenged me to fix myself a homemade pizza.
Hello, Chef Kiril here! In case ya missed the last recipe, from June, here it is: COOKING LIKE MAD 5: Not Your Typical Texas Taco? In an effort to get myself to cook and eat more at home, I took...
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Work
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Blogger and Freelance Writer
Employment
  • Walmart
    Cashier, 2013 - present
  • Verizon Communications
    Operator 2, 2004 - 2010
  • Target Corporation
    Cashier, 2002 - 2004
  • Western University of Health Sciences
    Cashier, 2001 - 2001
  • Newsboy Books and Video
    Bookstore Manager, 1984 - 2001
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Houston, TX, USA
Previously
Santa Ana, Ca. USA - Claremont, Ca. USA - Pomona, Ca. USA - Costa Mesa, Ca. USA
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Author, Publisher, Cat Lover, Bicyclist and Photographer
Introduction

Kiril Kundurazieff is a creative author, editor and publisher with 12 years of experience in storytelling, poetry, reporting, and photography.  Kiril has created more than 4900 blog posts of original content for four blogs on the themes of creative writing, hobbies, culture and society, personal journey, and enlightenment (Sneakeasy’s Joint and Musings of a Mad Macedonian), adventures in bicycling (The Cycling Dude), and unique “cat opinions and thoughts” (Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat).  The hallmark of Kundurazieff’s writing is his wit and peculiar sense of humor. 

Kundurazieff is well-known, respected, and admired in the critter blogging world as well as by authors, journalists, bloggers, musicians, and business people of various types for his other writing.  He began critter writing on a whim in 1998, by introducing himself as his cat on a public message board.  One thing lead to another and eventually, Kundurazieff’s introduction blossomed into participating in the early years of critter blogging, beginning in 2004, leading to the creation of full-fledged writing voices of his cats, the gentleman Nikita and the sassy lady Elvira.

Kundurazieff proudly declares Nikita and Elvira to be the most opinionated pussycats in America, for their thoughtful contributions to the fictional Feline News Network and Institute for Feline Studies.  Technically, Kundurazieff does the writing, but because he personifies his cats he credits them with the inspiration and the writing. Kundurazieff would rather be known as just the official research assistant, photographer, as well as provider, playmate, belly rubber, litter box cleaner, and liaison with humans as needed.

Kundurazieff relocated to Houston, Texas in September of 2012 after having lived in southern California all his life.  Kundurazieff shares his apartment with his cats Nikita and Elvira, who are his source and inspiration for the creative writing that appears on his blog, Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat.

In November, 2013, a few weeks after Nikita went to Rainbow Bridge, the 10 wk. a 10 wk. old Tuxedo lady kitten entered his life and he named her Sneakers. Miss Elvira has taken her under her paw and she will join Elvira, writing on the blog, when ready.

Mr. Nikita, born in 1998, a part Maine Coon who was my original creative muse when I went online in 1998. He made the journey to Rainbow Bridge on October 25, 2013.

Elvira Mistress of Felinity, a beautiful Tortie, Born Feb. 2010, found on my doorstep, July 2010.

Sneakers, a beautiful Tuxedo, born Sept. 2013, walked out of some bushes and into my heart, November 2013.

Back to Kiril: He is a published ( unpaid ) Star Trek author, with an essay in Best of Trek #15, a book that has been out of print for over 20 years.

He has had numerous letters published in newspapers, and in comics ( In the 80's ).

He has been quoted in the book How to Live Well Without Owning a Car by Chris Balish, published in 2006.
 
In 2013 he has made guest blogger appearances on other blogs, became a professional member of the Cat Writers' Association, and completed his first financially compensated writing
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He enjoys taking photos of places he's been on his bike rides, and other explorations of where he lives.
 
 

 

 

 

Bragging rights
Opinionated Pussycats - The Movie: Meet The Writers & Their Human March 2012 (http://goo.gl/WXkSdk) – April 2012, Confessions of a Trekaholic - An Essay in Best of Trek #15 (http://goo.gl/QavViW) - June, 5,1990, Quoted in book, How to Live Well Without Owning a Car by Chris Balish (http://goo.gl/oOFYPC) - September 1, 2006, Finding Offbeat Places - Essay in Houston Chronicle(http://goo.gl/Gm75i0) - July 6, 2013, A Poem and Story: The Dandyfosilthiselwig and The Salute of the Legion (http://goo.gl/u7FBfQ) - Fictitious Magazine - January 12, 2014, Poetry Super Highway Podcast - Read Poem "The Dandyfosilthiselwig" (http://goo.gl/sENcfp) - January 12, 2014, A Poem: Who Am I? (http://goo.gl/H4befT) - MEOW: quarterly, member only, online newsletter of the Cat Writers' Association, March 24, 2014
Education
  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Criminal Justice, 1980 - 1982
  • Mount San Antonio Community College
    Criminal Justice, 1978 - 1980
  • Pomona High school
    1974 - 1978
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The surprisingly large carbon paw print of your beloved pet
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Humans are far from the only animals soiling the planet. Dogs alone are responsible for 10 million tons of waste

Scratchings-and-Sniffings - Carnival of the Cats from Kiril
www.scratchingsandsniffings.com

Hello fellow pet bloggers and cat lovers especially, I am Kiril Kundurazieff, aka Daddy Kiril, the human behind The Opinionated Pussycat blo

LIFE OF A POET - PAULA WANKEN
poetryblogroll.blogspot.com

This week, my friends, we are traveling to the great open spaces of Texas: big sky, big hearts, cattle country....and the home of poet, Paul

Addie~ A Chapter from The Russian Girl by Dan Spanton
fictitiousmagazine.blogspot.com

Addie McKenzie exhaled a shaky breath and pumped a shell into the shotgun chamber. She was praying she’d make the shot, but in case she didn

Public Debut of the Okey's Promise: Celebrating the Human - Animal Bond ...
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The artwork for the Okey's Promise: Celebrating the Human - Animal Bond Project has been complete for some time now, but we were waiting for

BlogPaws Disaster Response Network - Scratchings-and-Sniffings
www.scratchingsandsniffings.com

BlogPaws has a Blogger Disaster Response Network... did you know that? It was created with Dr. V (Pawcurious) and World Vets - to help victi

Bob Sanchez: Is Writing a Journey, or Just a Pit-Stop Along The Way?
bobsanchez1.blogspot.com

I'm a shameless example. I carry a notebook with me. I eavesdrop on conversations, I peer into lighted rooms at night, I ask seemingly innoc

Catsparella: It's Caturday!
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Welcome back for another edition of Caturday, where we catch up on the week's latest cat news, and get to meet some of your amazing kitties!

Fly Free, Sweet Sammy
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(Thank you to the Cat Blogosphere for this beautiful badge) Our hearts are utterly broken. This afternoon, we said goodbye to our sweet, 19-

Blogging Basics - Am I A Writer? - Dad Blunders | Life As I Know ItBlogg...
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The question, "Am I a writer" is not a typical question. However, it is something that every blogger needs to examine.Blog post at Dad Blund

Fragrant Apricot Rice
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...In the summertime, with windows and doors open, you could smell simmering fruits of all types half way down the block, in either directio

Disclaimer: I moved to Houston, from Orange County Ca. in Sept. 2012.....I sat in on 2 sermons at Chrystal Cathedral, a few years ago, so got to hear the old man do 2 versions of the same service in one day, and found the visit enjoyable. I paid a visit to the elaborate HQ of Trinity Broadcasting Network one day, out of curiosity, saw where the show was taped, took a whiz in the fascinating, gold plated fixtures men's room, and checked out the bookstore (best thing about the joint). My father was Eastern Orthodox, mom lapsed Catholic, one of her brothers a So. Bap. minister, my adopted Granma was Pentecostal. That out of the way, a friend recommended I read Joel's latest book, "I Declare", & check out the church. The book being an inspirational 24 hr. read, I decided to venture forth. I hadn’t been a regular church goer in over 25 yrs... Lakewood describes itself this way: "We strive to make a positive impact on the city of Houston - A place where all are welcome to grow and flourish in faith and discover God's plan for their life." It's only once you get inside that you realize how the former Compaq Center was transformed from a sports venue into a large and welcoming, religious institution, home to a 53 year old Houston, multicultural, congregation, proud of its Christianity. There is a lot going on here, every day, I found myself surrounded by hundreds of people, friendly, upbeat, and welcoming to people they knew, as well as complete strangers. The centerpiece of the vast hall is the religious book and gift Store, one of the best, varied and well stocked Christian stores I've been in. A major plus are its extensive child, young adult, and Hispanic, sections. Yes, books and multi-media products by Joel and his wife, Victoria, are on prominent display, but they do not overwhelm the place and I give them credit for selling books by other famous evangelists and Christian thinkers, past and present, including other prominent Texas names, and even a few of those folks who are the latest, in America's long religious history, to be pre-occupied with prophecy and "End Times" hand wringing. There are also many varieties of Bibles, & Bible study resources, adult, and young adult, fiction, of the religious, and historical/religious, genres. This isn't one of those holy roller, Pentecostal joints, where everyone, from a baby in diapers to your 100 yr. old great granny, expresses their faith by hopping up and down, doing back flips and cartwheels, in the aisles, while speaking in tongues. Here, you have hundreds, if not thousands, of Caucasians, Blacks, and Hispanics, young and old. From the volunteers and paid staff, to security, everyone was friendly and enthusiastic (though firm when needed, to make things, like Joel's book signing table and the long line of people, several times each Sunday move along smoothly.) There are 2, 90 min., services each Sunday, and while the theme of the day may be the same I get the impressions there is something a little different about each one, such as a guest speaker. Music, prayer, talks by Victoria and a guest, and a 20-30 min. sermon/talk by Joel. As I told him afterward, the first time I went, when I got a friendly handshake, smile, and book autograph, reading, and hearing, him, reminded me of the positive thinking messages of Norman Vincent Peale. He shares, in a friendly, casual way, a message in 30 min, saying a lot in the process, that other preachers in the mega church genre would take an hour to find the right words to express. I have been coming here ever since. Oh, and sorry, no gold plated potties and urinals to be found. :-D
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Hello, Houston! I relocated here, from SoCal, in Sept 2012. A friend recommended this place, last week and I have been twice, eating the same meal each time. Bosnia, being part of the former Yugoslavia, just as the homeland of my father, Macedonia, had been, how could I resist? And the place is within walking distance of where I live! It specializes in Bosnian cuisine, tasty dishes that would be familiar to anyone with roots in the Balkans. 8 appetizers, all under $8, 7 soups and salads, all under $7. 7 entrees, all under $12, 6 sandwiches, all under $8. 4 house specials, all under $20, 5 pizzas, all under $10. 4 desserts, all under $4, and a variety of fountain drinks, bottled sodas, and drinks, and coffees, all $3 or less. The place is located across the street from the Target and Randall's, in a small, unassuming, little shopping center. I was welcomed at the door and chose a table in a back corner, next to some framed photos of the "old country", and a handful of old Yugoslavian bills and coins.. My order? Bosnian Grah, Potato Burek (Pita), Stuffed Peppers, Bosnian Goulash, all washed down with several glasses of Dr. Pepper (thank God for free refills!). Total cost: $24.25 + $3.75 gratuity = $28. Yes, I ate all of it, except for a portion of the Burek, which I took home to finish later. To say that everything was absolutely delicious barely does it all justice. The restaurant has plenty of seating, and the atmosphere is enhanced by the Bosnian music playing in the background, as you eat.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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