Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Even more What The Hell gift ideas

Nose plugs. For the giftee who has everything, or wants everything, how about a nasal Noël this year? Say watt?! As the item description says, “This ‘nose’ will transform your … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

A new kind of poem for The Disappointed Housewife

I mentioned last week that it’s open-submission time at The Disappointed Housewife, so if you have something that fits her mission, please do send it in: thedisappointedhousewife(at)gmail(dot)com. We need material … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

Hally-looyah, I was wrong!

Seldom do I get to do a happy dance over being wrong, but the victory of Doug Jones over the nefarious Roy Moore last night gives me the opportunity. Yes, … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 15 Comments

Dancing for squares

Square dancing was a hoax! Via Boing Boing it comes to my attention that square dancing was never an age-old American tradition, going back to 19th century harvest celebrations or … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

Downward spiral (contd.)

It’s more than a little saddening to imagine (no, to know) that Alabama is going to send Roy Moore to the Senate tomorrow. I saw a tweet Friday from NYT … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 7 Comments


When you listen to what the Rev. Billy Gibbons was up to way back in 1973, you wonder why anyone ever took up the guitar again. I mean, it don’t … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · 6 Comments

More What The Hell gift ideas

Seems like adults onesies are all the rage this year, and this work of art is sure to wow anyone you give it to. It’s Santa as he, most likely, … Continue reading

December 8, 2017 · 11 Comments

Give the gift of an all-female utopia …

If you’re hunting for a good book to give your readerly friends this holiday season, why not pop for the paperback edition of Town Father, Or, Where Graceful Girls Abound? … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Disappointed Housewife needs some early submissions!

I’m starting to build a small collection of pieces for The Disappointed Housewife, gang. A few friends and old acquaintances have kicked in some work, and I’m wondering if any … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 19 Comments

Home truths

We had a fine day on Sunday, when we drove to Sacramento to see a movie that was filmed in Sacramento. In fact, the theater we were in actually appeared … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · 11 Comments