What’s the point of government?

As President Biden’s domestic agenda and climate change strategies get increasingly more cannibalized, I can’t help but conclude that the government of this country serves to perpetuate war and make mostly white men very, very rich. How is it possible that the people who have been chosen to represent the population do not understand, accept … Continue reading What’s the point of government?

October CivMix recap

I try to publish a post weekly over at CivMix.com. Sometimes, I’m even successful in meeting that goal. This month, I managed to push out 3 pieces and, in typical Silvia fashion, they are pretty disparate in terms of topics. Subjects discussed include drinking, drugs and donuts. Hope you enjoy them. 3 Orchards, 0 Apples … Continue reading October CivMix recap

Paddling one’s own canoe

At times, it seems as if I’ve been divorced forever. It’s been over a decade since my marriage blew up, and there have been so many new experiences and adventures since that time, that it almost feels like I was a different person in a different life. Despite the years which have passed and the … Continue reading Paddling one’s own canoe

I dream of words

The other night when I woke up for my usual nocturnal visit to the bathroom, I opened my eyes with an unusual dream fresh in my memory. It was odd because my mind wasn’t filled with images or sounds or sensations from the dream I had been having, it was only occupied by words, and … Continue reading I dream of words

The house across the street

When I first viewed the house where I’ve lived for more than 25 years, my immediate thought was that it was too small for my eventual family. At the time it consisted of two 2-bedroom flats and I couldn’t imagine it accommodating the children my husband and I planned. At the Open House, where I … Continue reading The house across the street

Buying happiness

I’ve got news for you...despite what you may have heard, money can, in fact, buy happiness. At least for me it can when it comes in the form of travel reservations. In the last couple of months I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what makes me happy and what I’ve concluded is this … Continue reading Buying happiness