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 […]

My Blog Week: July 5 to July 11

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Praise be       New books on the man in the White House, aside from the much-anticipated title from his niece, arriving this week, are a satirical novel by […]

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 […]