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...
The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory

(First published in Thought Catalog – July 31, 2014) The Big Bang Theory.  Both scientific theory and hit TV show.  If life came from space, this is where space came from. The Big Bang Theory.  As scientific theories go, this one is pretty inelegantly named. ...
Bake A Bone

Bake A Bone

(Originally published in theNewerYork –  July 2014) Bake A Bone, the countertop appliance that bakes homemade, all-natural dog treats at home, as seen on TV. Recipes for these treats are organic and gluten free, and include such runaway hit flavors as Cheesy,...
Extreme Remodeling

Extreme Remodeling

In Renovation Raiders, HGTV’s newest show, a crew of high-power remodelers does over a room from top to bottom in the time that the homeowners are out to dinner. How-to television producers know all to well that construction is, well, dull.  Like the cooking shows...