Every year at the end of August and beginning of September; some 50,000 plus people congregate in the Black Rock Desert some 10 miles outside of the small town of Gerlach Nevada, to participate in one of the most unique events held in the entire world, known as the Burning Man. Explaining what it is exactly isn’t an easy task even for someone that has attended the event, every year at the same time and same place, a town called Black Rock city sprouts up in the middle of the northern Nevada desert and plays host to an eclectic and sometimes eccentric blend of personalities from all over the world. Burning man is often described as an annual experiment in art, self-expression and community where the normal constraints of community are almost nonexistent. Its anything goes, so long as it doesn’t threaten the safety, health and well-being of the community. Its fun, its artsy, its… Burning man.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Bitch is back. That’s right friends you heard me correctly, somebody actually found the rock that Casey Anthony has been hiding under, and as it turns out she never left the state of Florida. Investigators had been staking out her current residence for several days waiting for the opportunity to serve a subpoena relating to an ongoing defamation case involving a woman named Zanaida Gonzalez. A woman that Casey Anthony had never actually met; but claimed that had kidnapped her 2 year old daughter Caylee. As it turned out, the woman that she never met not only turned out to be quite real, but Gonzalez also filed a lawsuit against Casey Anthony claiming that she had publicly damaged her reputation and credibility by publicly associating her with the disappearance and ultimately the death of her daughter Caylee when the two women didn’t even know each other. And now 26 year old Casey Anthony will be heading back to Orlando a lot sooner than she had hoped, back in court, the defamation trial will begin the first week in January.
Since it was first reported that her family had actually reported her missing on March 16th of this year, I just had a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. You just know from following the story on the local news; this simply cannot end well. And even though she is still officially considered missing until a body turns up, The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s department has stated that DNA and other evidence is leading them to believe that 15 year old Sierra Lamar is dead, and they are confident that they have her murderer in custody. Although 21 year old Morgan Hill Ca resident Antolin Garcia Torres has been officially charged with kidnapping and murder, the question still remains, where is Sierra’s body? While Santa Clara County officials remain convinced that the missing 15 year old girl will not be found alive, There are still those within the Morgan Hill Community that are equally convinced that the lack of solid evidence suggests otherwise. Meanwhile the rest of us are left with heavy hearts to wonder where is Sierra Lamar? And when will her family finally have some closure?
Sunday, May 13, 2012
It finally happened, this morning at around 11:52 AM; after 8 years of faithful service, my old Gateway computer finally rode off into the sunset. I thought that it might take me awhile to get used to another computer and another operating System- in this case, Windows 7, but as I’m learning, such is not the case. They couldn’t- in fact, have made the transition that I so feared- any easier. While I am still quite sad to have lost my old computer, the new one leaves me with a sense of relief, it appears that the operating system won’t be all that difficult to learn than was Windows XP. I still; have more to figure out with the new desktop but so far it’s looking good.