My Blog Week: September 6 to September 12

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   The Tale of Associate Brown       The company that employs her has issued a directive. In the interest of gender-inclusivity, all employees are to be referred to by […]

My Blog Week: August 30 to September 5

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Doom and Gloom         A thought occurs, that we keep seeing videos of violent police encounters, where the citizen finds him/herself in a wrong place and very […]

Excerpt: A Figure from the Common Lot (The House of Everard second)

A Figure from the Common Lot The House of Everard                 Richard had thought he would never marry. He had thought, many times since his visit to Louisville, of the high-handed rejection of Miss Haws. But weighing the question of Verbena, he found that his mind had resolved […]

My Blog Week: August 23 to August 29

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   False Scruples         For a moment, let’s consider a recent Pew Research Center report of August 11, which finds that the term Latinx is used by only […]

My Blog Week: August 16 to August 22

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week       Readers, we are here within the Safe Box o’ Fiction, to moot a theoretical scenario. President Whump has again thought of a clever thing. It’ll be a big […]

My Blog Week: August 9 to August 15

All the Latest from Torsade!                   Marching Orders:  American citizens, let Monday, August 17, be the day you go to your county’s Board of Elections website, and put in your request for a mail-in ballot, if that’s the way you plan to vote this year. When you […]

My Blog Week: August 2 to August 8

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Facing the Facts         It has always been racist for the news media to treat the whitest part of the United States as though it were only […]

My Blog Week: July 26 to August 1

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Twilight of the Old Regime         Two threats came to us this week, on record—threats that can’t be called overt. But no longer queued items not yet […]

My Blog Week: July 19 to July 25

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Misremembrance of Things Past         I have a reason for writing opinion pieces. Being opinionated, of course, but also to counter that hazard creative people know, a […]

My Blog Week: July 12 to July 18

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   The Burned-Out Asset       Civil Rights giant John Lewis died this week. Resistance Twitter (how we need Resistance Twitter these days!) got busy with this video, showing Florida […]