Synchronized Chaos, December 2012: Hope and Faith

As we ring in the month of December with this issue of Synchronized Chaos, the holidays are just around the corner. Hope and faith, besides being among the guiding forces of many great works of art, are the cornerstones of the celebrations which will be occurring later this month, so we thought we might make […]

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Poetry Review: Sarah Melton on Dee Allen’s Unwritten Law

  “Unwritten Law” by Dee Allen (Reviewed by Sarah Melton)   “If you aren’t outraged, you aren’t paying attention!” – Anonymous Many a bumper-sticker, t-shirt and poster have been emblazoned with the above statement, and many  poets, pundits and politicians have used the expression to embody their ideal of the way the world should be, […]

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“Drawing Up Blueprints”: An essay by Bramani Quinn

Drawing Up Blueprints After my first article, a lot of you want to know: how exactly do you follow your life’s passion? So, over the next few months we will cover every step you need to make it happen. Some steps will be simple, others will require a life time of practice, but they will […]

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“My Life Today”: A poem by Kim Brown

Life is a mixture of blessings and curses? I’m grieving for my soul in the world; I’m all tuckered out! I opened my soul back up to this wicked world; seemed like the contented way to live? Dummy laxed in this crooked old world; the world lacks in thought and care. my soul irritated and […]

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Poetry from Sam Burks

The Stagnant What death or sudden stop of the tides could feel worse than this? Moment-to-moment and back again, eternity in a man’s body hanging from the sun the sun doesn’t move much anymore. Nothing moves except cargo trains like endless vipers carrying away my belongings and the homeless ghosts of my friends. Our shadows […]

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Cristina Deptula on Dr. Jason Dexter’s lecture on black holes

Despite my childhood fancies, black holes aren’t about to scoop up the entire universe, or even everything in their paths. Dr. Jason Dexter of UC Berkeley demolished some common myths and provided some information about the mysterious objects during his volunteer enrichment talk at Oakland’s Chabot Space and Science Center. Deep within the redwood forests of the […]

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“The Road to Forever”: A poem by Noa Mendoza

  The Road to Forever   Maybe it’s the way we Rolled like snow melting and trickling Down burning cement, Like wrappers peeled with Sticky fingers Parting, unraveling Leaving behind red-herring skin,   Maybe it’s the way we danced That one time, that only time When we drank too much Red bull, Crushed the cans […]

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“Mystery”: A poem by Loretta Siegel

  Mystery   When I am restless and forlorn, Near sand and sea I am reborn. Near dancing dogs and gulls that dive, Near crashing surf I come alive. I love your symphony so swift and sure, Your harmony so sweet and pure. Your waves first tall, then small, then gone. I counted five, then […]

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