Synchronized Chaos May Issue: Finding Your Place in the World

  Friends, family, and fellow-travelers, welcome to the May issue of Synchronized Chaos! Happy Mother’s Day, Feliz Cinco de Mayo, and congratulations to all the students on the semester system graduating this month. As a gentle reminder, a whole bunch of us contributors, Creative Facilitators, and outside writers, scholars, business people and industry experts have […]

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He Made All Things – poetry of Emanuel Nwodo

  HE MADE ALL WE SEE SUN, TIDE AND THE SEA DAWN, SKY AND THE BEE ALL WE FEEL AND SEE CONCEIVED HE CALLED THY NAME BORE MOTHER THROUGH HER PAIN ENSURE THOU ART SAFE AND SANE IN DUE TIME MAKE SHINE AND RAIN HE IS GOD, YOUNG, OLD AND SAME WE SIN, SMILE AND […]

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Dee Allen: Autobiographical Essays from an Activist’s Life

  WAR, MILITARISM AND THE PRISON-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX _____________________________________________________                                    I’ve been against this military occupation of Iraq before it began. I’ve always been strongly anti-state and anti-military, since my seniour year in high school. “President Bush had already committed troops to Afghanistan”, I thought, “And now he wants to start another war in the Middle East.” […]

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Dee Allen: Poetry to be Read and Heard

  Dee Allen is a California performance poet who speaks out on a variety of social issues, from war and race relations to security and state control over citizens. He explores the role of individual and collective fear in separating people from one another and enabling the continuation of injustices and group prejudice. In Dee’s work, the mass […]

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Interview with the Southern California band Alma Desnuda

  Alma Desnuda is: Paul Suhr, Tony Glaser, Chris Bryden, Joe Glaser www.almaDmusic.com www.myspace.com/almadesnuda www.sonicbids.com/almadesnuda 1.      What distinguishes you from other musicians…what do you feel makes your sound unique? Tony:   I think the biggest distinguishing factor of Alma Desnuda from other musicians is our connection to something bigger than amplified notes. Alma D is […]

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Fantasy dream painting, “Nesting”

  This graphic design piece, produced by an artist native to California’s San Francisco Bay Area, represents a fantasy dream where the author explores and examines the subconscious, both in and under water, finding a strong desire to nest (the egg) and ultimately create new life. You may contact her at lovinguiseasy@comcast.net – she would […]

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Review – the Claire Burch film Yume: Elegy for a Street Survivor

  The late protagonist of Claire Burch’s film Yume: Elegy for a Street Survivor’s chosen name comes from the Japanese word for ‘dream.’ In the same spirit, the entire piece conjures a dreamlike, imaginative feeling, more reminiscent of a coffeehouse open mic on a summer day than a traditional funeral service. Starting with the atmospheric opening […]

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