Assorted Opinions: What Can You Laugh At

Posted by ractrose on 23 May 2018 in Nonfiction

    What Can You Laugh At (Only joking)   We seem to live, these days, in the “it takes one to know one” era. Those most likely to taunt others, with a motive of dominance, silencing, or plain cruelty, or to openly aggress on them with nothing that lives in the neighborhood of humor, […]

Adventures in Research: Garfield Edition

Posted by ractrose on 21 May 2018 in Nonfiction

        Adventures in Research: Garfield Edition   I’m currently writing All Bedlam Courses Past, the sequel to A Figure from the Common Lot. In Bedlam, the assassination of President James A. Garfield, (shot July 2, 1881, died September 19), bears on the characters’ lives…and the interest, for me as author, is in those […]

Assorted Opinions: Personal Territory

Posted by ractrose on 4 May 2018 in Nonfiction

Personal Territory: Some Environmental Don’ts               If you have a little patch of yard, or a double-sized lot, or some rural acreage, you can help the planet by employing tactics that are as easy as doing nothing. Yes…exactly that.       One:  Mow grass about a third as […]