The Prank at THE GAME

[Everyone knows that THE GAME is not THE EVENT that the people participating in it make it out to be. But, reality aside, it's still can be cool in its own pointy-headed, effete, nattering-nabobs-of-negativity-kinda way. In 2004, for instance, Yale pulled off a prank that has set a new standard for nuttiness in college football... Continue Reading →

A Quiet Cadence

[You won't find me listed in their yearbook, but I have been accorded the privilege of being an honorary member of the Mount Saint Joseph Class of 1964. If the MSJ folks updated their yearbook today, they would point to Mark Treanor as being one of their most illustrious members. Here's what some reviewers on... Continue Reading →

The Economics of Garlic

The Economics of Garlic (It's official ... my garlic for 2023 is now in the ground, patiently waiting for next spring. Meanwhile, the 2022 crop will continue to nourish and inspire us even as the earth is frozen. SB SM ) by Stephen Morris Photo by Nick Collins on Pexels.com There are lots of reasons... Continue Reading →

Next Year in the Garden

[Yeah, you've seen bits and pieces of this before in Silverback Digest, but here it is in all its epic glory, very appropriate for this time of year when the garden is mostly in the rearview mirror. SB SM] A Year in Review by Stephen Morris Part 1 ... Spring Part I–Spring Next year in... Continue Reading →

Green Living Lives On

How cool is this? I published Green Living for 15 years, following 15 years published by my predecessor, Marshall Glickman. For a dozen of my decade and a half I was joined by Gary Munkhoff and his partner, Susan Place, who published an Oregon-based edition. They are carrying on, looking better with each successive issue.... Continue Reading →

The West Brookfield Classic

Like all great ideas, The Classic was conceived on a cold winter’s night when summer seemed a thousand … a million years away. It was at the McKeon’s house. Someone (Greg Schipa? John McKeon?) said “Wouldn’t it be incredible if next summer we could get in good enough shape to run all the way around... Continue Reading →

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