WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Nothing is real …

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book. Kurt Andersen, creator of Spy magazine in the ’80s … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 3 Comments

Family Histories: It isn’t even past

Originally posted on Nothing Gilded, Nothing Gained-Period Drama on Paper at Middlemay Farm:
Welcome to another installment of Family Histories. Today my featured guest is KEVIN BRENNAN, an accomplished novelist…

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Here it is: the ur-primate grooming video!

I’ll use this joyous occasion (I’m sure you’ll want to bookmark this page for repeat viewings of the video) to announce that In No Particular Order is now perma-free in … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · 5 Comments

I tawt I taw a purdy tat!

I wouldn’t have thought I’d ever take the plunge. A tattoo? At this late date? My wife and I always said we’d get identical tattoos one day, if we ever … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · 10 Comments

Thumbs the word

I’ve never had very good luck as a hitchhiker. Does anybody still hitchhike, besides serial killers? All my hitchhiking attempts were in Britain in the ’70s, when trying to snag … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 10 Comments

Another of my semi-occasional anti-Trump posts

Just a year ago it wasn’t yet apparent that Donald Trump was going to be elected president. I long for those days of tentative hope. Back when what should have … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · 5 Comments

Bean there, done that

I keep seeing tweets like the one above from writers, celebrating coffee. They drive me nuts. It’s like all you have to do is get some caffeine in you and … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 · 22 Comments