Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

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What an interesting day at the blog yesterday. A quiet Sunday, as they often are. Typically low traffic, what, with lovely early autumn weather and the end of the regular … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 15 Comments

And that’s the way it is…

Just trying to get a handle on things…  

September 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

Whack to the future

I have a sneaky feeling that things are going to be worse 100 years from now. It just hit me the other day — thanks to Jaron Lanier’s Who Owns … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Shawn Phillips plays the sitar whilst perched on a table in the presence of Pete Seeger and Donovan

Positively surreal, eh? TV was so much more interesting back then… (I like how Pete Seeger calls it the see-tar too.) This prompted me to rediscover Shawn Phillips. I liked … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Self-publishing wake-up call No. 999

Just finished reading Alina Simone’s piece in the NYT about the plight of creative artists in our winner-take-all economy. She tells a familiar tale of having to self-promote her music … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 24 Comments

Sometimes I write humorous verse…

Another on the theme of aging. I passed this mark some time ago, but for those of you born in ’63: On Turning Fifty At first you don’t suspect a … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 7 Comments

It’s raining again…

I’ve been working this week to my usual background music (morning classical, later jazz or indie rock), but I’ve added some texture to it: rain. You might recall my post … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

“How did I ever get along with five?!”

I come from a strange land, in a distant time, where and when we gave children toys that appeared to be human appendages but were actually miniature firearms. Yes, and … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

See if you’re literate enough to have voted in 1964 Louisiana

At the risk of getting too political for a writerly blog, I think it’s important to keep the past in transparent perspective. Nowadays we have voter I.D. laws which appear … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Off the grid

I’m up the country today…

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment