The ‘Rape Kit’ Fail

The ‘Rape Kit’ Fail

(First published in The Coffeelicious – November 9, 2016) For something to seem trivial, a casual name only helps.  Like “Rape Kit”.  For something to be ignorable, forgettable, or diminished its importance, allow it a name only a child can delight in.  There is...
Help Wanted in Congress

Help Wanted in Congress

(“Help Wanted: Manager — Congressional Bounce Houses” first published in Medium – November 2, 2016) Job Title Manager – Congressional Bounce Houses Summary Description A Manager to supervise the safe operation and maintenance of the two...
The Joy in Painting

The Joy in Painting

(From ‘The Joy of Painting’ Episode: “Stinger Missile Manual” with Rob Ross – first published in Prick of the Spindle – October 21, 2016) Hi, welcome back. So glad you could join me. Today we’ll be working on the manual for a happy...
Beets, Three Ways

Beets, Three Ways

(First published in Bartleby Snopes – September 2016) We never think too much of ourselves as being in ‘food service’, even after nine years with our own place. Certainly not carnies. Not even stationed alongside a repurposed midway, this early fall day’s smoky...
Seuss Seats

Seuss Seats

(From the Dr. Seuss Tesla Model S Owner’s Guide – Rear Facing Child Seats – first published in Razed – September 21, 2016) USAGE RESTRICTIONS Facing rear is facing best In child seats, in Model S The best is back and facing rear The front’s behind,...