Thanks, ladies for the suggestions.
I am open to just about any kind of pocketed "shorts," regardless of what sport they're "designed" for. The 7" inseam is probably just a bit too long and, from what I remember, most running short are, ahem, a bit too much on the short side.
FWIW, I did try playing in the TYR swim short my dearest bought for me after I complained the women's swimwear "picked" when you sat on the concrete side of the pool. And...that experiment went quite well. Breezy, and a different sensation for sure....but comfortable, conservative (even by my standards) and something I'm willing to do again. With an entire week of 95F+ temps, I needed it cool and dry.
A 3.5 masquerading around with a 4.0 mask on.