My Blog Week: October 25 to October 31

Posted by ractrose on 1 Nov 2020 in The Latest

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

Posted by ractrose on 25 Oct 2020 in The Latest

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

Posted by ractrose on 18 Oct 2020 in The Latest

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

Posted by ractrose on 11 Oct 2020 in The Latest

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

Posted by ractrose on 4 Oct 2020 in The Latest

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

Posted by ractrose on 27 Sep 2020 in The Latest

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

Posted by ractrose on 20 Sep 2020 in The Latest

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 […]

My Blog Week: September 6 to September 12

Posted by ractrose on 13 Sep 2020 in The Latest

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

Posted by ractrose on 6 Sep 2020 in The Latest

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 […]