The Amazing Webb Telescope

[ Honorary Silverback status to this guy. SB SM] On July 31st, Etienne Klein, research director of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, tweeted the photo to his 90,000+ followers on Twitter and claimed that it was a new Webb telescope photo showing the closest star to our Sun. “Picture of Proxima Centauri,... Continue Reading →

The Jungle Down Under

Australia’s revenge! from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Suggested by Silverbelle Kate (Hinesburg SBs) 4 Jul 2022 RICHARD GLOVER Richard Glover presents the “Drive” show on ABC Radio Sydney. He’s a former news editor and European correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald. In recent years, American parents have been noting a startling change in their children: Some... Continue Reading →

Too Much Time on Your Hands?

Today on Silverback Digest we bring you something that came to us by way or by way of The site is The Pudding, and here is their self-description: "The pudding is a digital publication that explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays is the best internet rabbit hole. You might have seen our story... Continue Reading →

Best of the ‘Gest … Image Week, Friday

Originally published on January 29, 2021. This was the culmination of an entire week of images contributed by SilverBelles, 'Backs, Babes, and Bucks. Are we due for another? Yesterday SilverBelle Mamie, pictured with her daughter Charron, turned 98! As far as we know, she is the oldest resident of The Jungle. Congratulations, Mamie, and many... Continue Reading →

What the Cluck … The Beauty of Barter

[We have a good thing going with our neighbor, Silverback David (Gilead Road SBs). His hens produce more eggs than his family can consume, so he makes them available to us. He doesn't ask for anything in return, but we try to return the generosity with something of value. Sometimes it's something from the garden,... Continue Reading →

E-scape from the Kitchen

[The garlic scapes arrive in late June. They must sneak in during the night, because one day you look around the garden and suddenly all the garlics are shooting up scapes. I grill 'em, poach 'em, saute 'em, fry 'em, and give 'em away. They are serious freaks of nature. It's hard to know where... Continue Reading →


[For the last few years my Cuzzins and spouses have gathered at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine to reminisce about growing up on Post Island, a small community just south of Boston where there's a very active Silverback presence in the beachfront Jungle. This year's gathering was a little more poignant than past years, because... Continue Reading →

Local News … Garden Update

[It's been a lovely spring. A bit on the dry side, but not so much that anything is burning up. On the vegetable front, I have had a difficult time getting seeds to germinate. The cause of this eludes me ... the dryness?, the seed source? (Baker Heirlooms), personal incompetence (most likely). The status as... Continue Reading →

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