Noel Paul Stookey … Solid Citizen

[Never expected to be posting something from Fox News, but this interview with Noel Paul Stookey steers well-clear of partisan politics. A tip of the hat to SB Jerry (Quakerbacks) for sending to us. It fits in nicely with our Tales of the Tunes theme this week. SB SM] Published on Fox News, May 10,... Continue Reading →

The Boss Takes a Vacation

[Editor's note: The following is the Foreword from the 2011 book The Wrath of Irene, a staff-written account of Tropical Storm Irene, published by The Public Press in 2011. A foreword is a (usually short) piece of writing sometimes placed at the beginning of a book written by someone other than the primary author of... Continue Reading →

There’s Bitcoin … then there’s Shitcoin

[Silverback Kent Halliburton, Ex-Pat SBs, is our resident Jungle expert on Bitcoin, puts out a daily news letter called Kent's Corner that's available on Substack.com. SB SM] Kent Halliburton's Daily Ramble DOGE is worth taking a moment to write about today. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of DOGE, it’s a... Continue Reading →

Meet Silverbelle Jeanne

Meet Madame Jeanne Louise Calment, who had the longest confirmed human lifespan: 122 years, 164 days. Apparently, fate strongly approved of the way she lived her life. She was born in Arles, France, on February 21, 1875. The Eiffel Tower was built when she was 14 years old. It was at this time she met... Continue Reading →

Am I the Tool? Bill Schubart

[This article appeared originally in Vtdigger.org and is used by permission of the author.) by Bill Schubart Am I the Tool? I love to work with my hands. I love tools – the simpler the better. The ratio of a tool’s utility to its simplicity defines a tool’s excellence for me. A simple hand tool... Continue Reading →

Pirate Silverbelles

SB Steve writes: Silverbelle Beth and Silverback Steve. SB Steve wear tank tops and shorts April-November. "Last July 15th, (Stella’s Birthday) I was reinforcing to her that a woman can do anything and be anything the choose to be. Stella’s response was “They can’t be pirates.” Not wanting to say anything, I kinda just left... Continue Reading →

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