S is for

Look elsewhere for biographical details or lists of his accomplishments, literary oeuvre etc. This is a personal, if eccentric glossary. So here’s my version of who he is:
the great spiritual guide of our times, the master of masters, the most brilliant, nicest, funniest guy I’ve ever met, and my friend.

Throughout this website and my writings you’ll sometimes find him referred to as Silo and sometimes as Negro, one of the affectionate nicknames he was called by his friends. He had other nicknames. An old friend of his, I think it was, Gato Lemos (Gato, i.e. Cat also a nickname) once told me that as kids they called him Spider. I knew a number of people who called him El Negro, the article changing Black, into The Black, or the The Black One, or The Black Man.