Season to Taste

[Silverbelle C. Jane (Hinesburg SBs) is the author of Spirit Traffic (see link below). She also sends out weekly Love Letters that are teeming with wit, sass, and wisdom. This one explains ayurveda in less than 1000 words, perfect for the attention-challenged inhabitants of The Jungle. Sign-up for your own weekly love letter at Continue Reading →

The Duke … a Silverback?

[Another excerpt from the Delancey Street newsletter. John Wayne was very much the polarizing figure back when most of us came of age. Has our assessment of him mellowed or improved over time? Or, is he an enduring hero of a time that we have moved past? Stated differently, is he Silverback Worthy? SB SM]... Continue Reading →

Elective Anonymity

Elective AnonymityBY ROBERT COTTRELL – 14 DEC 2022  [Robert Cottrell is the editor of The Browser, blog/newsletter that I crib a lot of interesting material from. The Browser's tagline is "Writing Worth Reading," and that summarizes their mission succinctly. Occasionally he addresses his subscribers directly, such as in this post which is about creators who... Continue Reading →

Best of the ‘Gest … meet SB Allan”

Silverback Ron, Muskegon SBs [What makes a great Silverback? Bravery? Strength? Ability to protect the troop? Size of the harem? Nope, it's the willingness to take on ambitious, foolish projects without regard to the impact on bank account, reputation, or perception of sanity. Last fall, the Digest introduced you to Silverback Ron who builds, and... Continue Reading →

Grover Cleveland on the Comeback Trail?

[I haven't given Grover Cleveland much thought of late. Honestly, I've devoted more cranial capacity to marveling at what a complete ass Kanye West is, but that's my bad. Revisionist history is saying that maybe Cleveland was the rare politician who did something to right a wrong, to curb an injustice. Today's politicians seem to... Continue Reading →

Late Bloomers

[Silverback Todd (Greenvest SBs) brought this to our attention, thinking that there might be more than one late bloomers out there in The Jungle. SB SM] Better late than never! Take it from these late bloomers who followed their dreams November 23, 20224:34 PM ET FIONA GEIRAN Listen to TED Radio Hour's Late Bloomers episode. When it... Continue Reading →

John Denver … Silverback?

[The only "personal" connection I've had with John Denver was a friend of mine from Colorado who told me he was at a gas station in Colorado when John Denver rolled in, driving his Mercedes sports car. "It was weird," my friend told me, "The top was down and he was blasting his own music... Continue Reading →

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