WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Auld lang whine

As one year comes to an end and another begins, I’m struck once again by how the parade of problems in life never exhausts itself. There’s no chihuahua in a … Continue reading

December 31, 2021 · 11 Comments

Name numb

Words have meaning, unless they’re the name of a modern corporation/startup. I’m not sure when this trend got started, i.e, naming a business in such a way that there’s no … Continue reading

December 27, 2021 · 8 Comments

Pain in the annus

So another annus horribilis is coming to an end. As I recall, 2019 was widely considered to be pretty much a shitshow too, so we now have three AH’s in … Continue reading

December 23, 2021 · 4 Comments

Song of Bernadette

KevinBrennan · Bernadette Peters Imagine if Paul McCartney had kept the original words to his classic, “Yesterday.” The song would be known and loved to this day as “Scrambled Eggs.” … Continue reading

December 20, 2021 · 1 Comment

Deputy Dougs

Let me tell you a little story about life in America, circa 2021. I get this from a reliable source (NextDoor! 😆): A lady of 67 years was driving through … Continue reading

December 13, 2021 · 31 Comments

Shelf awareness

Recently I finished reading The Grapes of Wrath for the first time in my life. How did that happen? How’d I get to this ripe age (speaking of grapes) without … Continue reading

December 6, 2021 · 20 Comments

Loitering in the boneyard

Somehow this one eluded me when it came out in 2016. It’s a novel by the Irish writer, Mike McCormack, and it carries the rare distinction of being composed of … Continue reading

December 2, 2021 · 6 Comments