Synchronized Chaos September 2013 – Digestion

  Welcome, friends and family, to September 2013’s issue of Synchronized Chaos International Magazine. This month our contributions reflect thought and analysis, taking apart and processing cultural phenomena and life experience. Many pieces illustrate ways in which we understand and interpret our world, as our writers grapple with huge questions: how to empower the poor, […]

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‘Five Ways to Trigger Your Natural Happy Chemicals’ by Dr. Loretta Breuning

    Five Ways to Trigger Your Natural Happy Chemicals By Loretta Graziano Breuning Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD, is the author of “Meet Your Happy Chemicals,” “Beyond Cynical,” and “I, Mammal.” She’s Professor Emerita at California State University, East Bay, and a Docent at the Oakland Zoo. Her blog, “Your Neurochemical Self,” is hosted at PsychologyToday.com. When your […]

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Poetry by Christopher Bernard

   Drone pilots in training     Citizen Taxpayer By Christopher Bernard   Every April he paid his taxes (by mail, years ago—today, by the ’net – he was law-abiding, innocent, responsible, dutiful, no slacker, not lax, is our upstanding taxpayer)— and a penny went   into the hand of a homeland spy who collected […]

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Poetry from George Sparling

                                         The Ventriloquists’ Terrorist                                                             There was a clear distinction between my subvocal, or, silent speech, and the words the   National Security Agency laid inside my brain. I wasn’t myself anymore. That’s not a   ridiculous […]

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Prose piece from Shelby Stephenson

  FORTHWITH  − LAMENT:  TO ATTEMPT A MEDITATION ON GUNS          Violence seems snug over time.  And I can’t say how much depends on GUNS. In what he called “the old days,” my father would hunt lizards.  His grandpa Manly, my greatgrandfather, would make arrows from reeds out in the reedmash.  My father would drive […]

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Elizabeth Hughes: Book Periscope

This month, Elizabeth Hughes starts her ‘Book Periscope’ column with an original poem, highlighting the psychological toll imposed by homelessness. the poem  from Elizabeth Hughes While riding the bus, I looked over, and saw a man with his cart piled high, remembering the days when I too sat on the bus with my cart as […]

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Tapati McDaniels on W. Kamau Bell’s Totally Biased comedy tour

Totally Biased Stand Up Tour at The Chapel W. Kamau Bell brought his “Totally Biased Stand Up Tour” to San Francisco at The Chapel on Valencia Street Sunday, July 21 and 22. My husband David and I were there for Sunday’s performance. We’ve watched every episode of the FX show Totally Biased, wondering why it […]

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