Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Eulogy in A minor

Recently I mentioned jazz critic, Ben Ratliff, late of the New York Times, not knowing as I wrote that the Times is more or less eliminating jazz coverage in the … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 9 Comments

Irish I could write like James Joyce

Writer and friend of the blog, Bill Pearse, and I were touching on James Joyce the other day in the context of one of Bill’s posts over at pinklightsabre. Dubliners, … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · 13 Comments

Subtle tease

Maybe I’m getting obsessive about my ambient noise collection, but I’ve just landed on a doozy. With this clip you get 24 hours of the USS Enterprise (Star Trek TNG) … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Things Trump has done since last Wednesday

One of these is colossally troubling, but in a week in which we didn’t see as much of the Bloated One he still managed a few other heinous things since … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · 9 Comments

State of ruin

Trying to understand them is like trying to understand an oil stain on asphalt. They just believe. They believe in Jesus like nothing else but not in anything he preached. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 6 Comments

Open for editorial business in March

Putting the final touches on that novel you’ve been slaving over all winter long? I have a few slots open in March for proofreading, copyediting, or beta reading, if you’re … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

My GOP congressman is a soulless automaton

I can’t tell you how discouraging it was to go to my GOP congressman’s town hall yesterday, along with 1700 of my liberal friends. Being around that many progressives was … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 16 Comments

The oys of summer

As the buds begin to pop out on our local trees, my winter-weary mind turns to the potentials of spring. Namely, baseball. I’ve been a fan since I was just … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

A suite memory

We arrived in Orlando late, so late that when we got to the hotel to check in, they had to have a confab at the desk and figure out where … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · 12 Comments

A gift that keeps on giving

I thought I’d show you the review of Parts Unknown that’s really sustained me for the past fourteen years. Unlike the print review that made the rounds at the time … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 8 Comments