WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Third wheel spiel

I’ll call them Dan and Donna. They were a married couple and I was their third wheel for a time. A lot of people find themselves in the position of … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 7 Comments

Stung

Not long ago, a news correspondent asked a Democratic voter what he felt after a few weeks of the Trump presidency. He gave a one-word answer: “Despair.” I hear that. … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 10 Comments

Traffic jams

Something led me to go back and listen to old albums by the group, Traffic. Holy crap, does this stuff hold up. Right now I have “The Low Spark of … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 8 Comments

Listening tour de force

I’ve been reading a book by Ben Ratliff, former jazz critic of the Times, about how to listen to music. It’s called Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Whack in the USSR, part II

The next evening was New Years Eve, and our lovely guide, Amabelle, walked my destitute group through an old part of Moscow that looked like it hadn’t changed much since … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · 8 Comments

Whack in the USSR, part I

All this talk of Russia, and I tumble into memories of my one trip there was I was twenty. I’d learned of a cut-rate tour from London underwritten by the … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 6 Comments

Things Trump has done since last Wednesday

The more frustrated he gets, the more cuckoo things he does. Here’s what Tiny Hands has done just since February 15th: ・Communicated with Russian intelligence (via aides) during the 2016 … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 5 Comments