Late Bloomers

[Silverback Todd (Greenvest SBs) brought this to our attention, thinking that there might be more than one late bloomers out there in The Jungle. SB SM] Better late than never! Take it from these late bloomers who followed their dreams November 23, 20224:34 PM ET FIONA GEIRAN Listen to TED Radio Hour's Late Bloomers episode. When it... Continue Reading →

Fashion in The Jungle

[Silverback Digest selects subject that contribute to a real and caring world view. Occasionally, however, you do your own reality check by visiting a subject on the other end of the spectrum. Fashion tends to be a non-subject in The Jungle. We are naked apes; we are covered with hair. End of story. If one... Continue Reading →

The Real Thing?

Today's selection -- from Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism by Bartow J. Elmore. As it grew to be a national and international company, Coke's future solvency was contingent upon the perpetuation of cheap sugar production: "Fortunately for Coke, there was lots of sugar available for purchase when Coke was first invented, as sugarcane fields cov­ered the tropical... Continue Reading →

John Denver … Silverback?

[The only "personal" connection I've had with John Denver was a friend of mine from Colorado who told me he was at a gas station in Colorado when John Denver rolled in, driving his Mercedes sports car. "It was weird," my friend told me, "The top was down and he was blasting his own music... Continue Reading →

Jungle Cup

[Remember the poster of Elvis, wearing a sneer and a gold-lame suit, with the words "74 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong?" That's how I feel about the World Cup, currently underway in Qatar. I know it's a sports spectacle, and I like sports spectacles as much as the next gorilla, but something about it... Continue Reading →

Deer Camp

by Silverbelle Margaret Osha [If you haven't gotten your buck this year, then time is running out. One of the greatest compliments as a writer that I've ever received was someone told me they found my novel Beyond Yonder on the book self of their deer camp. I felt like had finally earned my way... Continue Reading →

Urge for Going

The Outside Story The Canada Goose Migration: A Grand Spectacle of Nature By Susan Shea The musical honking of Canada geese and their V-shaped flocks streaming overhead are classic signs of autumn. I hear the clamor of geese as they fly low over my house, preparing to land in the hayfield in our valley. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

Those Who Stay …

[There are two fundamental stories in humankind ... a man goes on a journey and a stranger comes to town. It's a theme that is central in Grendel: The Four-Chord Opera as well. Is the one who stays, Greg, a coward or simply smart enough to hold on to a good thing. Is Del a... Continue Reading →

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