The Don Rickles Show

It’s a treat when he turns up on Leno or Letterman, even if his mind is peripatetic and the put-downs lack those surreal associations and references that would reduce even a seasoned straight man like Johnny Carson to tears of laughter. Absent too is the rarefied foolishness that would break out when Rickles would interrupt one of his host’s sketches.

He returns!!

  Number one, I wanted you to know that you'll find connections to new pieces listed elsewhere on the site (under Story Links). The second purpose of jumping on a blog here is to say hello again. It's been a while. Have I been woodshedding? Trying on new plots, characters, themes. There is new work,... Continue Reading →

Cover Letter

(Originally published by The Journal of Microliterature) Norman White 22 Sparrow Lane Providence, RI 02903 May 1, 2014 Sally Amen Director of Advancement Handel University 84 Erie Avenue Passaic, New Jersey 07055 Dear Selection Committee, I know it’s an unconventional opening gambit, but I’d like to start by asking you a question. How is this... Continue Reading →

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