Trust Workbook--Thank you and Stay Tuned!
Thank you guys so much! Thanks to you, we made the goal and advanced the tale of Trust in Rose.
Bringing the Rose Language to the world is a very intricate... Read more
Thorn of the Rose: Issue 35: Broken Trusts
When does trust lead to entrapment?
Pistil and Stamen wanted to know if Potent, Thorn's hermit crab, liked root beer and ice cream. Thorn was arguing that hermit crabs didn’t... Read more
Thorn of the Rose: Issue 34: The Watchers
Who watches the watchers?
After Thorn hit the send button on Pistil’s entry, they all felt a bit like celebrating. The deed was done. Their entries for the Spark Prize,... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 33: Other Ways In
How do you trust what is out there?
“So, are they right? Is that why you guys can’t use your keys?” Thorn asked, after the couple had rejoined the group... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 32: Broken Keys
At the Civic Center Park, lots of kids were sitting quietly in clusters about the cement park benches, settled into the ground with the late September flowers, the ones that... Read more
Thorn of the Rose: Issue 31: Pistil’s Breaking Loose
When Stamen texted him from a public Port in the Denver Greyhound bus station, Pistil was ready to go out there and join her. He already knew that something like... Read more
Issue 30: Stamen’s Breaking Loose
Do you trust what you want to believe is real, or what do you trust reality itself?
Stamen’s father would not believe her about what Timmy Carver did.
“That rat... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 29: Stealing Sparks
Which instincts can you trust?
At the bus stop for the Rosetta camp, Pistil went into the girls’ bathroom. He carefully pulled out Manny’s old jeans and a couple of... Read more
Thorn of the Rose: Issue 28: Camping Sparks
Do you trust your children enough to send them off when it is time?
Camp Rosetta was the most sought after Spark and Rose camp. Everyone wanted to send their... Read more
Thorn of the Rose-Issue 27: Stamen’s Names
Do you trust your family or your soul?
Stamen’s original name, which she had never told anyone, not even Pistil, was Brian. “Brainy Brian” Bob Cassidy, her father, called her... Read more
Thorn of the Rose: Issue 26: Pistil’s Names
Do you trust your birth or your soul?
Pistil’s birth name—which he told no one, not even Stamen—was Elizabeth. “Bitsy Betsy” his two older brothers called him from the... Read more
Thorn of the Rose: Issue 25: Thorn’s Breaking Loose
Can you trust your dreams?
The hermit crab found Thorn, rather than Thorn finding it. Thorn and Stem were on their nightly rounds, looking for treasures they were absolutely sure... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 24: Growing the Rose
Can you trust the complex as well as the simple?
Thorn loved thinking in Rose. For as Pauline Devaillier, wife of the uber-rich Mark, cofounder of the MD Foundation said: ... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 23: Petal’s Spark
If you know what you can not trust, can you know what to trust?
Thorn and Stem loved to delve into the old computer books and learned Basic at a... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 22: Sparking the Rose
What do you trust in names?
While Petal taught everyone equally, she let those who could move ahead on their own and then simply gave them guidance. When Thorn was... Read more
Issue 21: Learning the Trades
How does trust to trade with others differ from trust in yourself?
The children of the Greenhouse also learned trades, both so they could put food on the table now... Read more
Issue 20: Negotiating the Trust
Do we trust in people or corporations pretending to be people?
Petal had been briefly in the Peace Corps in Malawi, fighting disease, poverty, and hunger. After her stint, she... Read more
Thorn of the Rose: Issue 19: Playing the Rose
What words do you trust?
Petal taught the children in the Greenhouse how to play Rose. Wednesday and Saturday afternoons were devoted to Rose games, either card games from the... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 18: Reading a Rose
Who do you trust to provide what you need?
Thorn settled into the Greenhouse routines readily enough. Children kept arriving, terrified after seeing their parents destroyed in the illegal riots... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 17: The Invisibles’ Voice 3/5/2032
Can you trust those who are different from you?
To: Safe Channel Subscribers Thank you all for reading these newsletters. As most of you know, the situation for the invisibles--those... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 16: Naming Roses
How do you name your trust?
The woman lightly guided Thorn up the fire escape stairs on the outside of an old four-story brick building. The lower rung ‘s metal... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue 15: A Petal
How can you develop a new trust?
Thorn reached out to her outstretched hand and crumpled into her embrace. They both sat on the ground and hugged, Thorn’s tears making... Read more
Thorn of the Rose: Issue 14: Taking Shelter
What happens when trust breaks down?
Thorn had torn out a drawing from an abandoned library book years ago. The bird (maybe a wren, maybe a finch, it was hard... Read more
Thorn of the Rose: Issue 13: Identity Riots
How are identities bound up in trust?
When the Registration Acts were passed worldwide in 2020, the cause and effect relationships either did not occur to the politicians and pundits,... Read more
Thorn of the Rose Issue Issue 12: Escaping into Trust
Do you trust kind words or harsh actions?
“You come from a long line of believers,” Sarah would say anytime Thorn asked about the past, about who they were, about... Read more
Issue 11: Trust Baby
Thorn was a trust baby. Not the fiduciary kind of trust where money and credits to buy anything awaited after attaining a certain age, but one born of trust.
“You’re... Read more
Issue 10: PD’s Rose Manifesto 1: Rose Thoughts
What is trust based on?
So many people have asked me why I insist on using the Rose language to test the Sparkers. To answer this properly, I must... Read more