De Niro’s Quotes & Trump

De Niro’s Quotes & Trump

(From a interview of Donald Trump consisting of Robert De Niro’s on and off-screen quotes, held at the offices of The Tribeca Citizen in Lower Manhattan. First published in The Coffeelicious – December 4, 2016)) President: “Are you talking to me? The guy who...
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...
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...
Bazooka Joe’s War

Bazooka Joe’s War

(First published in Arcadia Magazine – August 11, 2015) Entertainment Review: We’re here with Bazooka Joe, known to generations as the legendary leader of the comic strip that bore his name. Joe, thanks for the chance to talk. By the way, you’re in great shape,...
Tennessee’s Woman

Tennessee’s Woman

(First published in Prairie Schooner – 5/15/2015) She never appeared in the play he wrote about her. When her character left the story in protest, ‘Dreams of an Indigo Wind’ was abandoned in 1951 by Tennessee Williams the same year he began work on it....
The Presidents Who Loved Me

The Presidents Who Loved Me

(First published in Thought Catalog, March 14, 2014) Two presidents loved me. Richard Nixon and Barrack Obama. I didn’t even like Nixon. I don’t like Obama. But both of them saved my life. That’s love, right? For the purposes of explaining this theory, I want to say...