WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

I just don’t care for it

I’ve learned the hard way over the last few years that the things I object to are going to become the new normal. Maybe it started with cell phones. Just … Continue reading

November 29, 2021 · 19 Comments

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without …

November 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Hendersons will all be there … will YOU? 🤘

I’m beside myself with anticipation. Peter Jackson’s Beatles project, Get Back, starts streaming tomorrow! I know I’m showing my age, but it was The Beatles who not only got me … Continue reading

November 24, 2021 · 5 Comments

Where’s Thomas Paine when we need him?

More and more it seems like the idea of common sense has become old hat. But just as Occam’s Razor says that the simplest answer is usually the correct answer, … Continue reading

November 22, 2021 · 7 Comments

Kurt Andersen’s “Evil Geniuses”

It’s been a few weeks since I finished this troubling book, but it lingers with me. The truth is, I wish everyone could be issued a copy of it as … Continue reading

November 15, 2021 · 4 Comments

Fiction writers who write poetry? 🤔

I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but, as I mentioned on Twitter the other day, I’ve been—super uncharacteristically—writing some poetry lately. Not sure what prompted me to dive in, … Continue reading

November 12, 2021 · 6 Comments

À la recherche du temps perdu

This New York Times essay about turning 60 really hits home right now. The writer says she still feels 22, which seems about right. I’m going to turn 65 next … Continue reading

November 8, 2021 · 7 Comments

“I’m offended that you don’t believe the lies I believe”

Sometimes I let myself hold out hope that we’re just going through a political phase in this era, one in which our cliques are more important than the commonweal. Nothing … Continue reading

November 2, 2021 · 10 Comments