8 of the Hottest Non-Religious Burkinis

8 of the Hottest Non-Religious Burkinis

(First published in Points in Case – September 23, 2017) In solidarity with women who adhere to the principle of modesty in dress while in public, for religious and/or any other reason, some are expressing alignment of their own social or cultural leanings with...
Bono Sapiens

Bono Sapiens

(First published in FIVE:2:ONE – June 10, 2017) Soon after, I married my girlfriend, Lottie, the daughter of Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin. Her given name was Charlotte. She’s Lottie Dorito now, accepting without hesitation my new surname. To me, she’s ‘Charie’....
Existential Hurricane Watch

Existential Hurricane Watch

(First published in Chicago Literati – December 9, 2016) They’re called ‘existential threats’. Who’s more qualified to report on them but an existentialist? Here the seminal French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre translates the TV weatherman’s clichés that they...
Other EpiPens

Other EpiPens

( “The EpiPens We Didn’t Know We Needed”, first published in Crack the Spine – Issue 204 – December 9, 2016) SchlepiPen is used by either spouse to inject a dose of sanity into a partner insisting upon bringing all luggage on vacation as...
What Do Drug Names Really Mean?

What Do Drug Names Really Mean?

(First published in The Coffeelicious – November 22, 2016) Cialis®: ED therapy or Roman ruler?Flovent®: Rescue inhaler or plumbing fixture?Humalog®: Diabetes medicine or memorable morning movement?Chantix® : Smoking cessation or Gregorian jam?Aggrenox®: Stroke...