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...
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...
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...