WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Last boat leaving: When your novel-writing mojo has sailed into the sunset

As this year chugs steadily toward its terminus, I’m just now realizing that it’s probably the first year in a good many that I haven’t written, or made a lot … Continue reading

November 28, 2022 · 10 Comments

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without …

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I’m getting lazy in my old age, reblogging instead of coming up with new material for Thanksgiving. Bill says it better than I ever could. Happy Thanksgiving, all! WHAT THE … Continue reading

November 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Unwelcome surprises of the internet

The internet has made possible unexpected discoveries that can really throw you for a loop. Here’s one: Every now and then I look up an old friend of mine from … Continue reading

November 23, 2022 · 8 Comments

Swift kicks

I am not unhappy about not getting Taylor Swift tickets. I didn’t try to get any. I wasn’t obsessively waiting for the big presale event. In fact, I was oblivious … Continue reading

November 21, 2022 · 5 Comments

Twitter-worse

So it looks like Twitter might bite the actual dust here pretty soon. One wonders whether Elon Musk is getting precisely the result he wanted, but if not, what’s happening … Continue reading

November 18, 2022 · 15 Comments

Secrets in the leaves

I stumbled upon a copy of a magazine where one of my short stories was published back in 2002, so twenty long years ago. Back then it was called River … Continue reading

November 16, 2022 · 4 Comments

My final midterms soapbox sermon

This is probably one of the most profoundly significant weeks in American history. Across the country, voters are going to decide whether we pull back from an autocratic attempt to … Continue reading

November 7, 2022 · 7 Comments

Fight, fight, fight

Calls to quit Twitter are loud and many these days, since Elon Musk took over the Blue Bird Café. Some people say the place has already been overrun with racists, … Continue reading

November 4, 2022 · 10 Comments

Seven days that could shake the world

One week to Election Day. Why is the phrase “existential angst” careening around in my head? Oh, I know. It’s because tainted candidates like Herschel Walker in Georgia and Mehmet … Continue reading

November 1, 2022 · 10 Comments