Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Somebody up there must not like us

Wearying, our country’s repetitive response to mass shootings. Here I am, trying to assemble some original thoughts about the Florida shooting, about the tragedy of a nation that is almost … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 17 Comments

Do not pass Go

Our first board game at The Disappointed Housewife! This one’s called “Double Truth Deals” and takes the skilled player from a delicious spiral-cut ham to a nice healthy freshly blown … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

I hate when this happens …

Here I am, trying to wind down my instinct to turn everything I think up into a novel, and it’s pulling me back in à la Pacino in The Godfather: … Continue reading

February 12, 2018 · 6 Comments

What We Have Here … ~ fiction by Lori Bonati

Originally posted on The Disappointed Housewife:
Nice day isn’t it, I asked my husband. Yes, it reminds me of that?día cuando viajamos a la playa. What did you say? Le…

February 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Get down

Gee, without the Bee Gees, the Bee Gees are pretty good! As always when you listen to isolated tracks, you hear detail that you can’t hear in the full mix, … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · 10 Comments

No, Bob Marley, Everything is Not Going to be All Right ~ an essay by Edwin Kane

Originally posted on The Disappointed Housewife:
Science knows that we perceive time differently as we age. Specifically, we see it moving faster, which is a cruel trick our metabolism plays…

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

God walks out of the room

The latest found object to change my life is this Vulture interview with Quincy Jones. As someone on Twitter put it, “It’s like Quincy Jones just got a note saying … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 15 Comments

Two poems ~ poetry by William Jackson

Originally posted on The Disappointed Housewife:
inconsiderate spectre clothes w/ bullet-holes in them on display in shop windows / teenagers berate their parents for being married for so long, all…

February 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bored games

The internet went nuts last week over the three Jeopardy contestants who knew nothing about football. It’s Super Bowl Sunday. I’ll say it: I know nothing about football. Well, that’s … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 · 21 Comments

String-driven thing

This isn’t an isolated track, but I found it mesmerizing. The guitarist put a camera inside his guitar and then commenced to playing in a variety of natural settings. The … Continue reading

February 3, 2018 · 1 Comment