Protect free communication, online and elsewhere – curtail NSA abuses

As Creative Facilitator, I, Cristina Deptula, and many others affiliated with Synchronized Chaos, invite you to join with us in defending free communication, online and elsewhere, and protecting individual liberties by rolling back NSA abuses. WHAT WE CAN DO Congress is considering two major bills. The USA Freedom Act curtails NSA surveillance abuses. The FISA Improvements Act attempts to […]

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Synchronized Chaos February 2014 – Behind the Scenes

  According to Shakespeare, in his comedy of manners and disguises As You Like It, all the world’s a stage. Everyone’s just a temporary player, with a certain role and time to enter and exit this existence. Yet, even when someone’s not taking center stage, they, or their memory, can still play an important role. […]

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Theater review by Martin Rushmere

  Fool for Love, by Sam Shepard Alter Theater Through February 9 at 1344 Fourth Street, San Rafael February 11 to 16 at A.C.T. Costume Shop Theater, 1117 Market Street, San Francisco A riveting portrayal from Marin’s experimental theater company Powerful, elemental and earthy portrayals suck in the audience for the 70 minutes of Sam Shepard’s lovers caught in an emotional […]

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Science journalism from Cristina Deptula

  According to the Chabot Space and Science Center’s ground-floor Destination Universe exhibit, we are all made of stardust! Dr. Mary Barsony, Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University and Research Scientist at the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute, brought this point […]

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Nature photography from Faracy Grouse

    From London-based photographer Faracy Grouse: The ones with the dramatic clouds and sunrays were taken on the beach in Brighton, England last week. The one with the mountains was taken in Olden, Norway. The one with the rainbow was taken in the middle of the Straits of Gibraltar on a ferry from Morocco […]

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Essay by Scott Archer Jones

Tidings From The Hidden Places: Dick’s Liquor Located on Douglas Avenue in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Dick’s Liquor owns a name glaringly obscene even for an establishment dubbed in the ’40s. A place you either hate or love, Dick’s has that accretionary charm of an establishment that started small and added on one function, one […]

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Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope

     Eric Franklin’s Peanut Butter Principles by Elizabeth Hughes Peanut Butter Principles  by Eric Franklin is a very insightful and encouraging book. Mr. Franklin touches on some very good points on how to encourage children and others to reach their full potential. In Chapter 16, Mr. Franklin brings up his faith and points out […]

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Bruce Roberts reviews Tom Reiss’ The Black Count

  The Black Count, by Tom Reiss Review by Bruce Roberts   As a kid, I devoured the novels of Alexander Dumas. I agonized at the misery of The Count of Monte Cristo and The Man in the Iron Mask, and thrilled at the masterful sword battles against corruption of Athos, Porthos, Aramis–The Three Musketeers, plus […]

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