New Episode of Natural Curiosity Now Available!

[Have you checked out our podcasting partner, Silverback Steve Shepard? Do it now! This guy is the real deal, and I learn something from each new episode. Better yet, subscribe to his podcast and set them up to be automatically downloaded so that they are there when you need them. SB SM] Here's the... Continue Reading →

Best of the ‘Gest …‘Masterdating’

To quote Mel Brooks from Blazing Saddles "Work-work-work-work ... work-work-work-work." SB Sandy and I are currently in Turin (Torino), Italy where we are scouring the surrounding vineyards for new Silverbacks. We found this one, Silverback Nebbiano, in a local caffee at aperitivo time. Work-work-work-work ... work-work-work-work. Back in early November. SB SM] [I've always been... Continue Reading →

Gin Week … Monday

[Gin-ecdote: The article following is from the Public Domain Review. It's a really engaging piece of scholarship that is, alas, a bit too long for the attention span of your average simian. Therefore I am publishing in five more digestible chunks. Each will be preceded by a brief gin-ecdote, an hors d'oeuvre to your daily... Continue Reading →

By the Sea

[One of the perks of being self-appointed head ape of The Jungle is the privilege of being able to do something completely self-indulgent. My clan gathers on the weekend after Labor Day for a final fling of summer. This year we assembled in Ventnor City, of Monopoly fame, where we were hosted by SBs Deb... Continue Reading →

As Close as You Can Get to The Jungle

[This comes recommended from several sources, including SB John (Mendocino Bonobos) and SB Kevin (Recomendo SBs). I haven't seen it because, in an effort to reduce our cable bill, SB Sandy and I eliminated Netflix from our package, and now I am too stubborn (and cheap) to add it back. For the moment I just... Continue Reading →

Nature Boy

[I confess to picking this up from Facebook, and cool Silverbacks do not do Facebook. My Dad was a huge Nat King Cole fan, so I heard this song a lot when I was just a little chimp. Even then, it struck me as a very different kind of tune, offbeat in any number of... Continue Reading →

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