WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Ta Ta, Tees ~ #1

My tees are kind of my brand. And when I find a tee that suits me to a tee, I wear it till it just about falls apart. Well, some … Continue reading

September 26, 2022 · 2 Comments

Stormy weather

I hate to sound negative all the time, really I do, but it’s come to my attention that everything is unraveling. First, there’s a gigantic fire. Then all the trees … Continue reading

September 23, 2022 · 10 Comments

Bare trees

It’s starting to look like the live oaks in my area are dying. I’m no arborist, and I haven’t been able to nail down whether these trees typically turn yellow … Continue reading

September 21, 2022 · 9 Comments

The Mosquito Fire: Day 5

Tuesday. I’m thinking this will be the last of my running posts on the fire, which this morning maps to 49,761 acres. The growth has been slowed substantially, though I’m … Continue reading

September 14, 2022 · 7 Comments

The Mosquito Fire: Day 4

Monday. Super-smoky morning, thanks to the diurnal wind patterns. The first update from the fire status website says there was no significant change in acreage overnight, but I’m waiting for … Continue reading

September 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Mosquito Fire: Day 3

Sunday. We woke to find the fire has grown to 41,443 acres, which is a positive. Apparently the winds weren’t severe overnight as expected, so there was no scary expansion … Continue reading

September 12, 2022 · 2 Comments

The Mosquito Fire: Day 2

Saturday. We drove around a bit Friday afternoon, getting a feel for what might be going on out there—grabbed some ice in case the power goes off again because of … Continue reading

September 11, 2022 · 5 Comments

The Mosquito Fire: Day 1

Here’s part I of a fire journal I’ll run till this thing burns itself out. Each post refers to the day before.  Friday. As I write this, I don’t know … Continue reading

September 10, 2022 · 8 Comments

Coming soon: Climate nostalgia

On Sunday evening, the power went out at 8 pm. We were enticingly close to finishing the new Baz Lurhman movie, Elvis, and having a lot of fun mocking it … Continue reading

September 7, 2022 · 13 Comments

To rant or not to rant …

It seems odd to me, after all these years of blogging, that most posts I write nowadays never make it onto the blog. Why is that? I think I know … Continue reading

August 31, 2022 · 17 Comments