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,...
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...