Pride Day

[Put this in the "Nothing new under the sun" category. SB SM] Out on the Town: Magnus Hirschfeld and Berlin’s Third Sex By James J. Conway Years before the Weimar Republic’s well-chronicled freedoms, the 1904 non-fiction study Berlin’s Third Sex depicted an astonishingly diverse subculture of sexual outlaws in the German capital. James J. Conway introduces a foundational text... Continue Reading →

The Local News … Saap

[According to the reviews on Google, the top-rated place to eat in Randolph, Vermont is Kuya's Sandwiches on Main Street. According to the judges of the prestigious James Beard Award, however, the top chef in the Northeast toils around the corner at a tiny Thai restaurant called Saap. SB SM] Nisachon "Rung" Morgan, chef of... Continue Reading →

Silverback Andy?

[Was Andy Warhol a Silverback? Good question. I'm not sure he would have fared very well in The Jungle. SB SM] from on June 16, 2022 by Tim Harford Andy Warhol once gave a silkscreen portrait of Marilyn Monroe to a sceptical friend. Keep it safe in a closet, said Warhol: “One day it... Continue Reading →

A Gilead Good-bye

[We've already had a Silverback tribute to Carl Russell, but I thought the way he left us was equally noteworthy. A small group of friends and neighbors gathered at Earthwise Farm and made a solemn procession up the logging trail following the brace of oxen pulling the cart bearing the plain pine coffin that held... Continue Reading →

In praise of Carl Russell

[Gilead Brook Road lost one of its premier Silverbacks recently with the passing of Carl Russell. Carl was a husband, a father, a farmer, a selectman, a friend ... the list goes on ... a teamster, a leader, a steward, and a poet. I don't know anyone who appreciated his place on the planet as... Continue Reading →

Poetry … Silverbelle Susan

The Train To Edinburgh by Susan Reid At first we all stood, held upright by our bags, working to not lean on strangers, packed too tightly to truly succeed. As the countryside whipped by backwards, we grabbed the metal hand holds on the curves and wondered how our feet and backs would hold up. We... Continue Reading →

Trippin’ with SB Alec & Denise

[Silverback Alec and Silverbelle Denise have left Vermont for the wide open spaces of the American. Here is the first of what we hope will be several Trippin' posts. Main photo is from The Badlands National Park, which isn't looking so bad from this post. SB SM] "I am reading Elliot Arnold’s historical novel, Blood... Continue Reading →

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