C. Jane Dances With Herself

Welcome to The Jungle, Silverbelle C. Jane (Hinesburg SBs). C. Jane's next book is due for publication in April, 2022. Stay tuned for updates. In her own words (from cjanetaylor.com): When I got the invitation from AARP to join their organization, I ripped the letter up and bought a motorcycle. I was a high school... Continue Reading →

Lists of Lists of Lists

Let's say you are sitting around with nothing better to do than read Silverback Digest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lists_of_lists?utm_campaign=Recomendo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter Let's say you're in The Jungle and you're trying to remember the cast of characters in the British version of The Office. Click on the Lists of Lists of Lists and pretty soon you've got: David Brent[edit] Main article: David... Continue Reading →

It’s Always About the Beer

[from the B&N newsletter (Barnes and Nobles), October 6, 2021. Thanks to SB Jerry, Quaker SBs for bringing this to our attention.] In 1967, a former U.S. Marine named John “Chick” Donohue snuck into Vietnam to find his buddies serving in the war and bring them beer and bear hugs from back home.  It would... Continue Reading →

“Homebrew” Psilocybin Created By Scientists Using “Widely Available” Materials

published on IFLScience.com, October 6, 2021 Large quantities of psilocybin – the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms – can be produced in a rudimentary “homebrew style environment” that doesn’t even need to be sterilized, according to a new study in the journal Bioengineered. While recreational users will still find it easier to obtain the psychedelic drug by growing or hunting... Continue Reading →

White Wedding in Itsoseng #7: Brewing Beer

Posted on March 21, 2015 on jplund.wordpress.com . [JP Lund was my freshman year roommate in college. We recently reconnected via the blogosphere. I tried piecing together a narrative to give context to the characters and events, but then decided that JP's pictures and words were context enough to depict the universal quality of beer. Itsoseng... Continue Reading →

Ancient Beer

Florencia Juárez Marrades by TOMÁS DEAGUSTINI 9.28.21 This article originally appeared on VICE en Español. For some, recalling the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic brings to mind the dense, rich smells of sourdough bread and kimchi. With time on their hands and nowhere to be but home, the world’s quarantined masses turned to fermentation. Life One cook whose interest predates the pandemic... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Beer Week

The Great Beer Trek … An Introduction [Every five or so years I remember that I was on the forefront of people realizing that American beer was in need of a drastic overhaul. As the old joke, best told by an Englishman, goes: "How is American beer like making love in a canoe? ... both are... Continue Reading →

Paying Attention to the Trees

from nbcnews.com, September 21, 2021 Ghost forests creep up U.S. East Coast New Jersey's Atlantic white cedar forests are turning from green to a pale white, a sign of creeping sea levels and more frequent superstorms. By Andrew Bossone and Maura Barrett WOODBINE, N.J. — Shawn LaTourette sees a warning on the coast of New Jersey in the... Continue Reading →

Ralph Waldo Emerson … a True Silverback

Still Ahead of His Time Born 200 years ago this month, Ralph Waldo Emerson had some strange ideas about the natural world. Recent research suggests they might even be true Frederick Turner from The Smithsonian Magazine, May, 2003 "Hitch your wagon to a star," wrote Emerson, whose Concord, Massachusetts, residence (c. 1900) is now a... Continue Reading →

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