My Blog Week: July 18 to July 24

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

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

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

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 […]

My Blog Week: June 13 to June 19

Posted by ractrose on 20 Jun 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Restrain Yourself             I’ll begin, moving forward with the War on Self-Control, by sharing a couple of nineteenth century jokes, that I found repeated in […]

My Blog Week: June 6 to June 12

Posted by ractrose on 13 Jun 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Restrain Yourself                 It’s getting harder to find societal virtues that Republicans can still be tested by. The test is whether people who […]

My Blog Week: May 30 to June 5

Posted by ractrose on 7 Jun 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Haughty Disdain             Recently, counties in Oregon voted, not to join Idaho, but to have their boards of commissioners study and discuss the possibility. Malheur […]

My Blog Week: May 23 to May 29

Posted by ractrose on 30 May 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   America’s Problem             If the title of this piece makes you think of events like this week’s in San Jose, exactly so. After the Colorado […]

My Blog Week: May 16 to May 22

Posted by ractrose on 24 May 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   It Never Hurts to Ask           And the party that found the wherewithal to stage the Maricopa County audit in Arizona is unwilling to support the […]

My Blog Week: May 9 to May 15

Posted by ractrose on 16 May 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                             Well, dear Readers, this, in my outside-of-writing life, was Planting Out week, an event known to gardeners, where all our seedlings we’ve been hauling into the garage—or greenhouse, if you’re lucky enough to have one—and hauling […]