My Favorite Stories

Back when I’d picked myself up off the brain-surgery ward and started to write again, I’d gotten a few emails asking how to find some stories I’d written before. Strangers wanted to know, which I considered complimentary, not rubbernecky. Initially,…






Hey, get your pants off the ground.

And here I didn’t realize Larry Platt, editor of Philadelphia Magazine, was black with a good voice, creative songwriting ability and a desire to make people pull them drawers up. Oh wait, it’s a different Larry Platt, a general? Say…






Jennie Gibson vs Jerry Gibson

Remember when the O.J. basically decapitated his ex-wife and her boytoy, but since the glove didn’t fit, they had to acquit? Yeah, that smirk on his face as he tried to pull the pre-shrunk glove for Mister Johnny, that’s what…






Jeffrey Oliver vs Rachelle Ray

After watching God-knows-how-many Divorce Court episodes since Dec. ’08, I’m speechless. This is primarily because Mrs. Rachelle Ray and Mr. Jeffrey Oliver are — not may be, are — the most ill-equipped people to enter into holy matrimony. Ever. Rachelle,…