Synch Chaos October 2013 – From The Inside Out

  Greetings readers, welcome to October 2013’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine. This month’s theme is From The Inside Out, how big themes and larger social ideas play out on an individual level. This theme can also signify the relationship between structure and function, how the way something is told, created, or done affects its […]

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Vignette from Richard Hartwell

  When hate is in the seeds, you can only harvest weeds. Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees In joined hands there is hope; in a clenched fist, none. Victor Hugo, Toilers of the Sea An eye for an eye only ends up making the world blind. Mohandas Gandhi, The Mahatma     Slip-Streams of Consciousness I sit here listening to wind […]

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Poetry from Ayk Adelayok

  Nigeria-In-Dependence Nigeria. Nigeria. Malaria. Pneumonia Boko. Haram. Jona. Athan Nigeria. Nigeria. Thieves in Power ‘Herein is a Country!’ Proclaimed Lugard Nurtured. Able-bodied. Now mature Yet. Abroad. Her offspring seek manure They hop on planes, even hide beneath them All, in search of the greener pasture Northern. Haram. Southern. Militants Central. Theft. Abuja. Massacre Europe. […]

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Art from Samy Sfoggia

  These are stills from a slide show, located online here: http://samysfoggia.wordpress.com/the-happy-wedding-of-mr-nobody-and-ms-obvious/ Samy Sfoggia was born in Brazil in 1984. She lives and works in Porto Alegre/RS. Samy has a bachelor’s degree in History from Faculdade Porto-Alegrense (FAPA – 2007) and studied Art, Body and Education at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), […]

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Short story from George Sparling

The Nearness of You     Sue should have been surprised, when she saw the top story on Google News about Len slashing the throats of a black man and white woman on the busy square. She wept reading about Alice’s death. The black man also died. Alice, her bisexual, longtime partner, had done what came naturally […]

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Short story from Lance Manion

risking the scraped knee I must have looked like a crazy person. The way our eyes met, and then, instead of quickly finding something- anything- to look at to ease the discomfort of unexpected human interaction, my eyes froze. They darted down a bit to the nose and then a quick swing around the eyebrows […]

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Bruce Roberts on Opera San Jose’s production of Verdi’s opera Falstaff

Falstaff Fantastic I’ve always been ambivalent towards opera. On one hand, I love the voices-those powerful theater-filling instruments that make one ashamed to even try singing in the shower. Their power and majesty are thrilling, inspiring, and humbling—all at the same time. On the other hand, they tell stories-with characters, and with dialogue. That dialogue–and […]

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