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Powder keg party

There’s a new book out called The Next Civil War by Stephen Marche, in which he imagines a number of scenarios in which this country could wobble its way into … Continue reading

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Everybody had a good time …

And so I say farewell to Disney+, having watched the entire Beatles Get Back documentary twice now—all 7.8 hours of it. And the rooftop concert a third time. What a … Continue reading

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Song of Bernadette

KevinBrennan · Bernadette Peters Imagine if Paul McCartney had kept the original words to his classic, “Yesterday.” The song would be known and loved to this day as “Scrambled Eggs.” … Continue reading

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All my flash fiction in one convenient spot

I’ve added a page to the blog menu on the left sidebar, labeled “Flash fiction.” There you can see the little pieces I’ve been lucky enough to have published (or … Continue reading

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Tome break-in

Then there’s the interesting case of a man fraudulently representing himself as a publishing professional and obtaining unpublished manuscripts by well-known writers from their agents and editors. Nobody can figure … Continue reading

January 13, 2022 · 4 Comments

A political anthem for our times

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
KevinBrennan · No More Tomorrows I’ve been working on this song for quite a while, trying to find the right message for it. In…

January 6, 2022 · 3 Comments

Potential New Years resolutions for 2022*

Eat better. Be less cynical. Be less critical of others. Look on the bright side more often. Read more books. Don’t procrastinate so much. Try some new music genres. Be … Continue reading

January 3, 2022 · 2 Comments

Auld lang whine

As one year comes to an end and another begins, I’m struck once again by how the parade of problems in life never exhausts itself. There’s no chihuahua in a … Continue reading

December 31, 2021 · 11 Comments

Name numb

Words have meaning, unless they’re the name of a modern corporation/startup. I’m not sure when this trend got started, i.e, naming a business in such a way that there’s no … Continue reading

December 27, 2021 · 8 Comments

Pain in the annus

So another annus horribilis is coming to an end. As I recall, 2019 was widely considered to be pretty much a shitshow too, so we now have three AH’s in … Continue reading

December 23, 2021 · 4 Comments

Deputy Dougs

Let me tell you a little story about life in America, circa 2021. I get this from a reliable source (NextDoor! 😆): A lady of 67 years was driving through … Continue reading

December 13, 2021 · 31 Comments