The NRA is on the (Sandy) Hook for these deaths

It’s been nine years since Adam Lanza massacred the educators and students named below. While he may have officially acted alone, don’t kid yourself that he was the only one involved. Every single member of the NRA who refuses to accept common sense gun laws also has blood on their hands and bears responsibility for … Continue reading The NRA is on the (Sandy) Hook for these deaths

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

Zuckerberg lost $7 billion this week – and me

My relationship with Facebook began many years ago, during the days when it was available only to college students. Graduating seniors from the high school where I worked invited me to join as a means of our staying in touch once they were ensconced on their distant college campuses. I happily signed up. During my … Continue reading Zuckerberg lost $7 billion this week – and me

Weekend headlines

If my weekend had been a newspaper, perhaps even the local one from my childhood hometown, The Greenwood Lake News, I imagine it might look a little like what you’re about to read below. For the record, it was an exceptional edition. Automotive How I learned to stop - or, no more rolling stops. Many, … Continue reading Weekend headlines

Who’s the new guy?

After a lifetime spent trying to avoid being banal, i.e. an undereducated restaurant worker after dropping out of high school, cyclical “victim” of poverty, stereotypical librarian, I’m afraid I’ve found myself perpetuating the cliché of “when you stop looking for it, it finds you.” Let me explain. I’ve had a couple of relationships that left … Continue reading Who’s the new guy?

Tears for the red, white and blue

It has been a distressing couple of days, hasn’t it? Who am I kidding? It’s been a horrifying 4 years, to be truthful. Note: I say this from my white privileged perspective knowing full well that those of other demographics have suffered tremendously for centuries. Even though the number of fatalities was minuscule in comparison … Continue reading Tears for the red, white and blue