WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

To Bezos or not to Bezos…that is the question

So yesterday I wrote this whole long thing about Amazon (again) — prompted by Paul Krugman’s column declaring that Amazon’s business strategy is “hurting America.” This morning I realized: I … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 13 Comments

Una casa en lo alto de una colina

The house we’re planning to build up in the Sierra foothills is slowly starting to take shape. Above is the architect’s 3D rendering of the current design (click for a … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 14 Comments

Let me slip you a Mickey

Looks like fun. Turns out they used to have a lot of fun back then. I put this up because I just bought a guitar method book by Mickey Baker, … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Haiku for the hell of it

Many times a day She comes to warn of E.D. — Viagra Lady

October 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

Original song Wednesday

I bet you’ve been wondering when a new song might show up. Well, today’s your lucky day! This is just a little ditty about the pleasures of a road trip. … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

More news from the shark tank

#455414777 / gettyimages.com Joe Nocera of The Times has an interesting take on the evilness of Amazon in today’s paper. Refreshingly, he’s a Hachette author who admits that he’s not … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 10 Comments

Things were better back then — Halloween edition

I ran across this spectacular Flickr collection via Boing Boing the other day and just had to share. Page after page of vintage Halloween masks, and, yes, I do believe … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beware: WordPress.com targeting authors and reviewers

Originally posted on YA Chit Chat:
So, WordPress.com has targeted one of my favorite bloggers and book reviewers.  I tried to access her blog two days ago to read about…

October 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

The girl who sings duets with herself

Isn’t she adorable? She practices polyphonic overtone singing, which is akin to Tuva throat singing, and sounds positively otherworldly. My new girlfriend here does a nice job of explaining how … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

A cautionary tale

I’m starting to worry about getting older. My mom could be a harbinger of what’s to come for me, unfortunately. She just turned 79 the other day, and though she’s … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 11 Comments