WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

J.J. Cale is travelin’ light

J.J. Cale left the planet in late July, so I thought I’d put up this vid of what is probably his best-known song. (The year of the performance is, I … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

OMG! Someone got bullied on Goodreads!

Did you hear? An author got bullied on Goodreads! I’m not sure why this is a cause célèbre, since any online forum you dip your toe into is likely to … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 10 Comments

Cool product labels from the past: I’m nostalgic and I wasn’t even born yet

Via Boing Boing I landed on this Tumblr full of exquisite photos of old product labels. It’s fascinating to scroll through these images and get a feel for how sellers … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reading allowed: An audio excerpt from Our Children Are Not Our Children

I did an audio of one of the stories in Our Children Are Not Our Children. This is “Day Care,” about a mom and dad who make an unwise choice … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 10 Comments

Speechless: In which I am showered with awards

I’ve been nominated for the WordPress 5 in 1 Award and the WordPress Family Award by the dynamic Marie Bailey of 1WriteWay. I’m delighted to accept the 5 in 1, … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 6 Comments

I don’t ♥ New York

Forgive me in advance for indulging in a hopeless rant. Over the weekend I read a review of yet another book about New Yorkers, set in Manhattan, by an author … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sometimes I write humorous verse…

Three Haiku 1 Broken-winged birdies Slammed into our clean glass door Fate’s invisible 2 Things could be worse, no? Intestinal parasites Bring us perspective 3 Which one is better? Wine … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 5 Comments

Lightnin’ Hopkins wants to pull a party with Joan Baez

This is for Cordelia, of Cordelia’s Road Trip, who has decided to hang it up as a blogger. I was blown away that she mentioned me in her farewell post, … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

First do no harm? (in book reviews…)

That’s how I want to roll. Like I’ve said before, the concept of “altruistic reciprocation” is important in the universe of independent publishing, where those of us who hope to … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 26 Comments

Won’t you come and join me at the… Chicken Cottage?

Fun with Street View in London…

August 15, 2013 · 2 Comments