January 2010 – Connection in an Isolating Age

  Welcome to the January 2010 issue of Synchronized Chaos! Our editorial team hopes this magazine release date finds you warm and dry, or cool and happy, depending on wherever you live. This month our contributors worked with different aspects of communication and connection despite the obstacles of our time – hence, the monthly theme, […]

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Road to Nowhere: Gabriel Hernandez’ Journey. A Film by Javier Clorio

Road to Nowhere: Gabriel Hernandez’ Journey Javier Clorio’s video documentary profiles undocumented Mexican immigrant Gabriel Hernandez’ unsuccessful attempt to make a better life for himself and his family in the United States. Road to Nowhere poses a memorable question to its international audience: would you risk your life for the chance to earn ten to […]

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William Brixton’s short story Text Message

  Text Message   I sat staring vacantly at May Yong as she spoke, while I sipped vodka and tried to appear interested. Across the table from me were my hosts at one of the largest law firms in New York. They had rolled out the red carpet for me this week. A town car […]

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Fly By Night – Medium-length fiction by Joseph Urso

        “A Prophet is not popular in the home town.  A Doctor does not heal family and friends.”      Sounds familiar doesn’t it?  Can’t quite place it though right?  Neither can I and I should, since I meditate on its meanings everyday.    I know this –  and take it from a creature of experience […]

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Peace About Life: Dancing With Parkinson’s – a production of DanceNaganuma

all photos are by Matt Haber Peace About Life; Dancing with Parkinson’s danceNAGANUMA www.dancenaganuma.com A few weeks ago I enjoyed the privilege of visiting San Francisco’s CounterPulse Theater for DanceNaganuma’s Peace About Life show. Performers of all ages, including very young children and older adults with Parkinson’s disease, moved about the stage. Sometimes soaring and […]

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A poem, from Cynthia Lamanna’s son, to his cousin

  From Elijah Plummer: In your childhood we played in the yard “Paradise” was no further than the fence line It was our canvas of joy upon which we painted All the colors of loves imagination.Afterwards, years later, when that love had learned the pain of distance, i found my way back into that yard. […]

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Dee Allen’s New Spoken Word Poetry

  BIO ___ Used to be 404 and 770. Now, I’m 415 and 510. Seven years spent Taking in all this Area by the Bay gives me. The good, The bad, The strange From my adopted home on the range. “Consume all of it, Grow strong and Put in the work you’re meant to do”, […]

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Max Ehrman’s Mythology on City Walls

Max Ehrman ( Eon75) was first slapped in the face by this obsessive art form called Aerosol Art in 1995 when we was studying architecture in Gainesville, Florida. In Gainesville, there is a legal wall for muralists and graffiti artists to express themselves and execute large scale murals. One day two international graffiti artists painted […]

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