WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

We put the “ogle” in Google

The Circle by Dave Eggers My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is my first David Eggers book, for some reason, and I hate to say it but I’m disappointed. … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · 14 Comments

Ill winds

Doesn’t it feel like something big is about to happen? I hate that feeling. Our “president” spoke last week of “the calm before the storm” while standing with military people. … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 14 Comments

Buried treasures

I was reminded while writing my review of Graham Nash’s memoir that my favorite of the CSN and sometimes Y catalogue is the 1977 “comeback” album, CSN. Since it was … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · 9 Comments

Monkey-grooming Saturday

Monkeys don’t just groom on YouTube. Sometimes they even take a bath.

October 7, 2017 · 10 Comments

Doing a number on race

Rationality. Logic. Respect for facts over perceptions. Where does this leave us when the facts contradict the perceptions? I’m troubled by the latest Andrew Sullivan piece in New York magazine … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 5 Comments

The long haul

Seems like a good time to report on my agent-hunting experience, now that I’ve been at it for three months and have queried fifty agents. I’m halfway to my goal … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 15 Comments

Cry me a river

We were hiking along the American River on Saturday, at a stretch that was completely inundated by flooding last winter, when the rains were biblically torrential. Nature is resilient. If … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 12 Comments

Suicide isn’t painless

They say the Constitution is not a suicide pact, but it’s sure starting to look like the Second Amendment is. Las Vegas joins the panoply of mass shootings in this … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · 12 Comments

In memori-yum

I had my first Round Table Pizza pizza in 1971 when my sibs and I came out to California to visit my father after the divorce. It was fantastic. Then, … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 5 Comments