My Blog Week: August 22 to August 28

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     Helpful Friends, part two         One of the principles of product-free gardening (which is not simply organic, but zero pesticide, herbicide, etc.) is that you […]

My Blog Week: August 15 to August 21

Posted by ractrose on 23 Aug 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     Helpful Friends         If we were not leaving Afghanistan, what would we be doing? Staying, presumably, and with identical fruitlessness. Or, we could ask, in […]

Looking Good

      Readers, the above is the cover of my new book, which you can buy from Amazon! You may, if you’re a longer-term subscriber to Torsade, have seen Sequence of Events in draft. Well, I’ve edited it up to readiness, and it has been retired from the blog to live in the world […]

My Blog Week: August 8 to August 14

Posted by ractrose on 15 Aug 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week   Lab Rats             Although not as intense as hit of cocaine, positive social stimuli will similarly result in a release of dopamine, reinforcing whatever […]

My Blog Week: August 1 to August 7

Posted by ractrose on 8 Aug 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week   Religion, at its heart                 (But, first…)   What, no dessert?   I was surprised to learn this week, after a lifetime […]

My Blog Week: July 25 to July 31

Posted by ractrose on 2 Aug 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week   The Cringe of Christianity             My translation of Mathilde Alanic’s Shine! is reaching its conclusion; in this week’s episode the atheistic heroine, Annie, promises […]

My Blog Week: July 18 to July 24

Posted by ractrose on 25 Jul 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week   The Habitat Island               This was a watershed week…though not in the sense the western states would like.  East of the Mississippi we’ve […]

My Blog Week: July 4 to July 17

Posted by ractrose on 18 Jul 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                   Last Sunday, my internet went out, and was still out Monday. I called my provider and got an estimate of next Thursday, the 22nd, for repairs. But then on Saturday a technician arrived early, so I was able to post again […]

Forced Break

Posted by ractrose on 12 Jul 2021 in The Latest

Readers, I have a ten day wait, until the 22nd of July, for a technician to fix my internet service. I can’t easily post by phone, but I may try one or two. It remains to be seen. Meanwhile, I’ll find out how much work I can get done when I’m not checking things online […]

My Blog Week: June 27 to July 3

Posted by ractrose on 4 Jul 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                   Last week, I had both internet outage troubles, and too many projects going at once troubles, and so I missed My Blog Week. But I had the basic post mapped out, and the cartoon ready to go… So this week, a […]