My name is Tony Da Silva.I had worked for many years for NY State and also in Arizona. I am now retired and living in NM.
I am divorced and am in a long term relationship. I have 2 adult daughters and one grandson.
I am a volunteer CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) working with foster children and foster families and am also a volunteer mediator with the Municipal Court in Santa Fe. I had also been a volunteer EMT with the local ambulance service but decided that, at my age,while I might have little trouble going down into an arroyo to an overturned car, bringing a patient up would present more of a difficulty and I truly did not want to inconvenience the other volunteers on the crew who may have to bring me up as well as the patient. Besides that would be very embarassing (The other volunteers have a wicked sense of humor, in addition to their very professional abilities).
I like to read (books, light reading with forays into more serious subjects), am somewhat of a news junkie but still maintain my optimism, like to use the internet for new information, ideas etc and to find justification for my beliefs (or good reasons to rethink those beliefs) and enjoy travelling.