Field of Dreams

[This is an excerpt from Grendel: the Four-Chord Opera, Part 1 of which is now accessible with its own page on Silverback Digest. In this installment the co-protagonists, Greg and Del describe the fateful moment when their musical paths first crossed. SB SM] The Boys Meet Del: We went to a private boys school called... Continue Reading →

Play Ball … A Blast from the Past

Part I - The Wrath of Irene [On August 29, 2011 Tropical Storm Irene pummeled Vermont. Central Vermont, full of steep Green Mountain foothills and rushing mountain streams, was overwhelmed, suffered its worst natural disaster since the Flood of 1927. Bridges and roads were washed out, trees and powerlines were down, and whole communities were... Continue Reading →

Deprive us of Baseball, Will You?

Take me out to the ball game! [In this special edition of "Best of the 'Gest" we give you a taste of America's pastime, which is rapidly masking itself "past time," as the owners continue their lockout of the players. It's billed as the "Billionaires Quibbling With the Millionaires" and that sounds about right to... Continue Reading →

Truck Day to Duck Day … August, 2013

Koji Uehara becomes relief pitcher extraordinaire August 1 John Henry, owner of Red Sox, launches solo bid to buy Globe after group bid fails. Once again, baseball merges with reality. Sox climb back into first with Drew's walkoff hit in 15th. This is becoming a broken record, a wonderful broken record. August 2 Death toll... Continue Reading →

June, 2013 Truck Day to Duck Day

Sailboats in the Harbor This is the June summary of Boston's 2013. Things are heating up in Beantown. The Sox are still hot; the heat's on Whitey Bulger; and Aaron Hernandez adds some fireworks of his own. SB SM June 1 Boston sizzles in 94 degree heat. Meanwhile Plymouth, MA is without the Mayflower II... Continue Reading →

Truck Day to Duck Day

2020 has been bleak for Red Sox fans. Last place. No Mookie. Half the team traded at the deadline, but remember what September 2012 was like and what a difference a year can make. From Truck Day to Duck Day is a glorious day-by-day remembrance of what a great season 2013 was, both for the... Continue Reading →

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