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 →

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 →

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 →

Who Reads Silverback Digest?

You are only as good as the company you keep, right? The ranks of Silverbacks are primarily self-selected. As a group I would describe them as super-cool, compassionate, humble, highly intelligent, unquestionably good-looking, fun, courageous, sexy, sensitive, and furry. Our core group of Silverbacks swells on an almost daily basis by denizens of the blogosphere... Continue Reading →

The Van Goghs

Best of the 'Gest Each Saturday from now on, we will digging into the Silverback archives to revisit and update some of the Best of the 'Gest. From left to right, Bill Gannon (lead singer), Stephen "Step" Morris (rhythm guitar), Greg Morrison (lead guitar). My professional music career ended in 1966, when I left the... Continue Reading →

Touring the Ancient Celtic Jungle

D & T’s saoire den scoth (excellent holiday)! by SB Deborah, published on her site wanderofwanders.com I actually welcomed my first visitor from the states in September, lo these 14 months since moving to the ould sod in the middle of a pandemic! My intrepid brother TJ braved two airports and mass transportation on either... Continue Reading →

The Salad Queen

Today's selection -- from Coming to My Senses by Alice Waters. The famed proprietress of Chez Panisse reminds us that simple is better: "In the early 1970s, I went to the South of France and fell in love with mesclun, a mix of young salad greens that you really couldn't find anywhere outside a forty-five-minute radius of Nice. I... Continue Reading →

Silverbelle Virginia

At 101, she’s still hauling lobsters with no plans to stop By PATRICK WHITTLE and ROBERT F. BUKATY Published in apnews.com, September 16, 2021 Virginia Oliver, age 101, works as a sternman, measuring and banding lobsters on her son Max Oliver's boat, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, off Rockland, Maine. The state's oldest lobster harvester has... Continue Reading →

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