Tag Archives: Book

One Kick

If you’re looking for a great read, one book you should add to the top of your reading list is One Kick by Chelsea Cain.

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Photographs of the Ordinary, By the Ordinary

I was given Volume 4, Tattered and Lost: Cakes, Picnics, and Watermelon as a Christmas gift, and it is incredible.

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How I Wonder What You Are

My Brief History is more than just personal stories. Hawking reveals the thoughts behind some of his greatest ideas, and also shares his early interest in science, and his years at Oxford when his health began to suffer.

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About A Boy

Life will vanish, goodness will at times go and bend to darkness that is seemingly insurmountable, but stories like Erdrich’s can redeem, heal, and have staying power.

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One Is Silver And The Other Is Gold

Throughout difficult years of sorrow and disappointments she unknowingly had his love—a light from a distant sun warming her all along.

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Here’s Looking At You, Kid.

With such a strong beginning, I was convinced I would keep loving the story as it progressed. What happened next is something I am all too familiar with.

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The Future’s So Bright

Humans have always been capable of great things, but unless we evolve to be better human beings, advances in technology will not necessarily advance us.

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Out Of The Shadows And Into The Light

While there are no clear answers on how to help these individuals, it’s possible the soldiers documented were drowning in plain view, because it is not enough to have just their loved ones fighting for their survival and health.

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Gay Paree!

If America had parents, our proverbial parents would probably be England (the overbearing Father) and France (our loving and flighty Mother). But Paris would be our delightful, worldly, wise, flirtatious, possibly lesbian, beautiful, volatile Aunt with many lovers and a vast art collection. Her influence whispered in our ear, put treats in our pockets, taught […]

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Freedom Isn’t Free

So what happened?

Last Call

It is with an overall sense of profound appreciation that I write these words. Thank you to everyone who’s ever walked through my door and every advertiser who wrote a check to help support this dream.

The Vine: Once a Synner…

by Max Sidman | I stared at the words on the screen for a minute before I could reply, a thousand thoughts and memories rushing through my mind during that hesitation.

Top 5 Synthesis Accomplishments

by Maurice Spencer Teilmann | Here’s the straight poop on five of my favorite/most memorable/most cringe-worthy things I did during my nine years writing and editing at Synthesis

Al Green: Still Wants To Get Next To You

by Jake Sprecher • Originally Published Sept. 2007 | Sing your love and happiness; sing all of it.

Farewell and Adieu to You Fair Spanish Ladies

And I got to say FUCK a lot.

Spew-o-Matic: The Legend of Esplanada

Every day she would walk up and down the Esplanade

The Hall of the Gods

Best Cover Feature: Ganga Giri

404 Not Found

Print is fucking dead. The written word and human experience are alive and well.

I Lift the Weights so Gently, They Never Know How Strong I’m Getting

I like-like you guys.

Slavery Still Exists

While we are celebrating our freedom from slavery, I would like to take a few moments to remember the people still trapped in slavery’s clutches

We Get What We Give (And What We Deserve)

If we don’t appreciate this totally fantastic human diversity, these strange unexplored corners, they don’t exist for us, our worlds are smaller, and we are less for it. And then, one day, they’re gone.

Communication

As a child, I could spend all day knocking around the neighborhood, maybe going home to eat, maybe not, but my family didn’t hear from me for hours on end, which was fine with me. Now such a thing is unthinkable.

So You’ve Lost a Newspaper Column

Let’s start from the beginning: how the fuck did I get a column? Where am I? Why does it hurt to breathe? All good questions.

One Last Time With Feeling!

Bad dreams, undulating testes, mid-life crisis and the end of an era