My Blog Week: November 28 to December 4

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     The Sensitivity Trap (part two)           Unbridled and unassuageable emotional states are the stuff peddled into the cultural discourse by trolls. The idea that […]

My Blog Week: November 21 to November 27

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     The Sensitivity Trap (part one)             [Wash. DC] Evening Star, 11/11/1950, Ad for product Chore Girl [Kansas] Abilene Weekly Reflector, 12/13/1906, article on […]

My Blog Week: November 14 to November 20

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     The Kirkus Review         In retailing, there’s a basic equation to solve. The selling price of a product has to exceed the seller’s purchase cost, […]

My Blog Week: November 7 to November 13

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     Faux Avenue         All activist communities produce a fringe. On one side is commercialism, leading to compromised coziness with corporate interests. Opposite is performance politics, […]

My Blog Week: October 31 to November 6

Posted by ractrose on 8 Nov 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     Predators         I’m going to tell a story that I hope will be helpful, and may prevent someone being swindled. My mother is eighty-four years […]

My Blog Week: October 24 to October 30

Posted by ractrose on 1 Nov 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     What Comes After Awareness? (3)         Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate for Virginia governor, has pledged, if he wins, to ban Critical Race Theory on […]

My Blog Week: October 17 to October 23

Posted by ractrose on 25 Oct 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     What Comes After Awareness? (2)         One bit of news this week involved a new social media platform, a money-soliciting venture by ex-president Trump. It […]

My Blog Week: October 10 to October 16

Posted by ractrose on 18 Oct 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               On Monday, a new Totem-Maker, the character venturing into the fortress-city. Tuesday, a poem, “Beware of Fours”; Wednesday, The Sword Decides!, Maria experiencing the unreal, in learning the fate of Andreas. Thursday, the short story […]

My Blog Week: October 3 to October 9

Posted by ractrose on 11 Oct 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     What Comes After Awareness?         Somehow the warning we’ve been given, long past, and several times, is eluding us. The Mueller Report (2019) detailed how […]

My Blog Week: September 26 to October 2

Posted by ractrose on 4 Oct 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     This and That         I’m not a hugely followed person on Twitter, but I enjoy a tiny give-and-take on current events, and like others in […]