Solo Sapiens

Solo Sapiens

(First published in North American Review – April 4, 2016) I’m Denny Pell, and that was the year I changed my last name to Dorito. Legally. Because I could. I was a newly-minted lawyer then. And I liked the word. I liked filing the papers. While I’ve always...
Me and GMO

Me and GMO

(First published by Arcadia Literary Magazine – April 14, 2015) Paul Simon, the singer/songwriter, recently shared his views on Genetically Modified Organisms. An artist who revels in contrasts, in mixing metaphors and far-flung imagery, both in his art and...
WABC Jingles

WABC Jingles

From back in the day.  Call sign jingles from WABC New York.  Close your eyes and smell the hot sand panting Coppertone, the sweat of Sabretts, Lucky Strikes and flat, warm RC Cola.  Gulls squawk as a beach of transistor radios sync into a vast, monphonic consonance...
Ain’t It Black

Ain’t It Black

The Rolling Stones ruined the fun. We’d been having fun for a long time up until that point.  But they ruined it that year. The year they painted it. Black. Was it coincidence that the same year, Ozzie and Harriet signed off television? That ground was broken ...