My Blog Week: June 28 to July 4

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   The Bobbing Cork     Suppose you attend a gathering, and there are ninety-nine other people in your seating section, some wearing masks, some not. Some yell and sing, some […]

My Blog Week: June 21 to June 27

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   The Granny Economy     It’s worth considering that this time last year—in fact, a few months ago this year—however hot-buttoned the GOP fringers were, they hadn’t thought of getting […]

My Blog Week: June 14 to June 20

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Behind the Mask     I have been not wearing a mask; the place I live hasn’t made it mandatory. But I’ve got them now, and it’s time to start. […]

My Blog Week: June 7 to June 13

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Good with the Riddance     Cultural changes are big news. It would be tempting, or surface-plausible, to say TV shows, movies, books, are just fiction, just entertainment. There is […]

My Blog Week: May 31 to June 6

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   A note to begin: According to the useful charts you can find on the Reuters website, on April 6 of this year the death toll in the United States from […]

My Blog Week: May 24 to May 30

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   This week has been tough, and…as things have fallen out…the serial novel I started writing in 2018 has two plot undercurrents: the Spanish flu pandemic, that began in 1918, and […]

My Blog Week: May 17 to May 23

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Avoirdupois         I personally have fat cred. I was heavy enough in the 90s that I made jeans from overalls, cutting the bib off, and using the […]

My Blog Week: May 10 to May 16

All the Latest from Torsade!                 This week, between gardening and nuisance headaches, I didn’t get enough drawing done, so here’s an older cartoon, some nostalgia for what everyone was watching and obsessing on last year, more or less at this time. (For no good reason, I gave […]

My Blog Week: May 3 to May 9

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Selective Knowledge         This has happened to me, maybe to you. That weird thing of someone responding to an innocent conversational remark, or asking you a strange […]

My Blog Week: April 26 to May 2

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Games People Play          If you stake your cause on an absolute, easily debunked, you’re setting yourself up for a pratfall. Exactly the difficulty with the “always […]