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...
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,...
The Cuban as Food

The Cuban as Food

(First Published in Gambling the Aisle – Issue 10 – August 2016) Our little legs stuck to the red vinyl of Mr. Juan’s dinette on those steamy afternoons. He kept his table radio on 1110, Woody Garcia officiating the daily battle of Salsa, Jazz and...
Nine Steins on the Matter of Light

Nine Steins on the Matter of Light

(First published in Crab Fat Magazine – August 2016) It began with ‘equivalence’, the idea made the atom bomb real. And probably the cell phone. But I hope not the Apple one. Just now does your science pronounce that matter can, after all, be created from the...