WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Strife on the Mississippi

Mark Twain had a good chuckle at my expense. I was seeing this girl who was a little older than me, and things had moved fast with her. I liked … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 9 Comments

Old man, look at my life …

I was always having impromptu one-on-ones with panhandlers and ragged-looking old men dispensing advice. Always minding my own business, but they’d come up to me and say things like, “You’re … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 11 Comments

Let there be light!

Behold … the Illumibowl! Who hasn’t stumbled into the bathroom in the middle of the night, only to bonk your shin on the toilet in the dark, or worse, to … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 4 Comments

A diversion for when things get cuckoo, i.e., every day

Kinetic sculptor John Edmark says this about his freaky animations: Blooms are 3D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

To a Highland girl

I was traveling around Britain as a swan song to a summer in London. I’d had my room and board covered all summer by serving breakfast to guests at the … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 7 Comments

Apocalypse … wow!

It just dawned on me. The apocalypse has commenced! I was trying to explain to myself all the crappy things that have been happening on this globe, from climate change … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 21 Comments

Seize the daze

The daze you get when watching the great ones, that is. Listening to a number by the sensational Ella Fitzgerald the other evening, I remembered that I was lucky enough to … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 4 Comments

Gimme some scratch

Easing into the week lightly, I thought I’d share this fab discovery. You can play this loop of old scratchy LP sounds over any music playing on your computer and retreat … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 3 Comments

The song and the fury

As rotten as Friday felt, as low as my spirits fell listening to that pompous ape talk about “American carnage,” as hopeless as the next four years seemed as the … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · 13 Comments

Beware of darkness

January 20, 2017 · 7 Comments