Christopher Bernard reviews Overnight at The Flight Deck, in Oakland

A Beanstalk Grows in Oakland Overnight Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre, Lower Bottom Playaz, Ragged Wing Ensemble, and Theatre Aluminous The Flight Deck Oakland What would you do if you woke up one morning to discover that a skyscraper, all glass, steel and corporate facelessness, had appeared on your neighborhood block literally overnight, like Jack’s […]

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Synchronized Chaos April 2017: Sacred Mysteries

  This is the month when Jews celebrate Passover and Christians celebrate Easter, a time of spiritual insight. During a season when the weather is changing , we consider the way life continually renews itself and appreciate that it happens, even though we don’t entirely understand how and why. The contributors to this month’s issue […]

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Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope Column

  A Fool and His Honey by Charlaine Harris This is a book I checked out from my local library. Charlaine Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series which became a series on cable TV. This series is the Aurora Teagarten series. Aurora Teagarten comes across many dead bodies throughout each of the […]

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Poetry from Gordon Hull

The Boggling Facts As my mind is boggled, Boggled I will be, Begging to stop the boggling of what I see, Boggling is what they do, Boggling me and you, Boggling what do I mean? Boggling you have seen, Boggling they think we believe, Once the boggling has stopped then life will be true, So […]

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Poetry from Ryan Quinn Flanagan

Gratuity Rex   He told his driver to take him to the airport and since he was the driver he drove to the airport and he thought about tipping the driver the conversation was friendly enough   but something about the driver irked him some people just don’t get on   so he decided to […]

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Poetry from Joan Beebe

  Universal Human Sorrow There are times when life seems to overwhelm us We become trapped in a world of our own and Imperfect we are not,  but  We still strive for peace and harmony in our home Sadly it seems all efforts are wasted. Our hearts cry out for love and understanding. Time seems […]

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Poetry from Allison Grayhurst

 Love is not a shell    I tell you I am waiting for a new friend to share these beautiful riches, to feel safe with and to feel whole. I tell you I am waiting for new and permanent members of our clan – for all of us here, striving for rich connection and finding […]

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Poetry from Mahbub

If You Don’t —- How do I move foreword If you don’t tell me Show me how to start How do I do something better If you don’t light on How do I step right or left If you sound less How do I brood over If you don’t hang me in blessed How do […]

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Poetry from Sudeep Adhikari

  Ethics of Space Exploration So I finally learned the ethics and politics of space exploration.   Try to find life at the far corners of unforgiving solitude. Shoot the kids in Yemen and Afghanistan.   Go bonkers about the discovery of habitable planets. Bomb the shit out of Aleppo to make it  look like […]

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