Memories of Mercedes, Part 3

Part 3--Things Get Worse Spring came, and the Mercedes remained in storage. I checked periodically with the guy selling it, but there wasn’t a lot of activity. The car now was officially an albatross around my neck. Supposedly there was an Internet site featuring the car, but I wasn’t able to find it. I searched... Continue Reading →

Memories of Mercedes, Part 1

[This is a short story I wrote when my son Patrick was 17 and a junior in high school. He's now 40. It was brought to mind when I saw the notification in our local newspaper, The White River Valley Herald, of the passing of Chip Milnor, an all-around good guy, great mechanic, and worthy... Continue Reading →

Silverbelle Tina Leaves Us

[Could anyone command a stage as well as Silverbelle Tina? Not in this Silverback's lifetime. SB SM] by Greg Evans, from, May 24, 2023 Tina Turner, known as the Queen of Rock’n Roll for her blistering performances and powerfully gritty vocals, died today after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht... Continue Reading →

Martha Lets it all Hang Out

[Please note: I take credit for none of these! SB SM] 1. When one door closes and another door opens, you are probably in prison. 2. To me, "drink responsibly" means don't spill it. 3. Age 60 might be the new 40, but 9:00 pm is the new midnight. 4. It's the start of a... Continue Reading →

Blindboy Busts Loose

[This is the way things go. Silverback Digest discovered the Blindboy several years ago and made his "What's the craic?" a regular feature. Now he's touted by the New York Times as the next big thing. Will the predictable follow, i.e. that so many others will hop on to the media bandwagon that Blindboy will... Continue Reading →

SilverBLACK Bart

[This is the story of an outlaw who wore a bag on his head and robbed stagecoaches. In tomorrow's Silverback Digest we'll feature one of our own, who also wears a bag on his head, Blindboy. SB SM] The Poetic Tale of Literary Outlaw Black Bart Stagecoach robber Charles Bole took the inspiration for his... Continue Reading →

Jimmy Piersall

[For several years Jimmy Piersall was my favorite baseball player, even if these were years when the Red Sox's left fielder was a guy named Ted. In 1957, when I was 9 years old, the movie version of his life story, called Fear Strikes Out was released. My Dad, knowing what I fan I was,... Continue Reading →

How many Kardashians in a Smoot?

From SBs Mike and Cyndy (Post Island SBs) who clearly have too much time on their hands: Comment:Great - measure for measure -And of course there is the lesser known "smoot"=From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe smoot /ˈsmuːt/ is a nonstandard, humorous unit of length created as part of an MIT fraternity pledge to Lambda Chi... Continue Reading →

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