My Blog Week: November 15 to November 21

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   More Flounce to the Ounce         Earlier in the Trump presidency, commentators used to say, “The one thing about Trump is that he’s never boring.” Well. These […]

My Blog Week: November 8 to November 14

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week Going Forward         Suppose you had an app, for spreadsheets or some such, used frequently and loved—but one day a virus came to infect it. Every document shared […]

My Blog Week: November 1 to November 7

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Yippie Yi Yay           My fellow American writers, and our country’s well-wishers everywhere… (Wishing you well right back!) It may be a little hard, since Saturday, […]

My Blog Week: October 25 to October 31

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Four Points of Light         As the world audience may be aware, there are some people in America who feel really, really sorry for themselves. They voted […]

My Blog Week: October 18 to October 24

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Blame to Go Around     A subdued debate this week, or modestly subdued. Trump’s advisors flagged in advance that he would show a different character after polling badly following […]

My Blog Week: October 11 to October 17

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   What’s the Reason?     I’m reminded of a WWI scandal involving William Randolph Hearst (detailed here), that I learned about when writing my neglected Yellow Press series. (I’ll get […]

My Blog Week: October 4 to October 10

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Old references for new things     Back at some point, I bought A Warning, by Anonymous. My reason, chiefly, was that I wanted this book to succeed, and be […]

My Blog Week: September 27 to October 3

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Debate Fallout     Curses not loud but deep, mouth-honour…  Macbeth, Act V., Scene 3.   I’m reminded of this speech from Macbeth when I see so many pundits trying […]

My Blog Week: September 20 to September 26

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Hold the Bird     Chuck Grassley, the senator from Iowa, tweeted this week about a pigeon found dead on his farm. This narrative somewhat incoherent and persistently ill-spelled, flashed […]

My Blog Week: September 13 to September 19

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   The Good and the Bad     When the People-in-Charge manage to do good these days, they do it inadvertently, under ironic circumstances. Sometimes by being so bad that a […]