WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

This boy’s life …

Our dear old friend is leaving us this afternoon. After almost fourteen years of family fun. Actually Hitch has been quite the handful, and we like to say that we … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · 14 Comments

The long way home

As the infamous Trump regime comes to a close—and we have yet to see what horrible surprises are in store between now and Wednesday—I’m putting the finishing touches on my … Continue reading

January 16, 2021 · 4 Comments

Infamy

I hope you’ll forgive me a political diatribe the day after one of the most shameful events in American history.  Some of us are political junkies, and I’ve had the … Continue reading

January 7, 2021 · 18 Comments

Gloomy Sunday …

Wow, are these dark times or what? It doesn’t help that I’m only a third of the way through an all-day rain storm, on a Sunday a couple of weeks … Continue reading

December 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jurassic perk

In these supremely troubled times, it’s nice to come upon something that shines a little warm light on things. I speak of dinosaurs. We’ve been taking our elderly dog to … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · 8 Comments

The color of memory

I don’t know what it is about color photos that makes the past seem more legitimate thank black-and-whites, but there’s definitely a difference. A couple of years ago I wrote … Continue reading

November 16, 2020 · 6 Comments

American carnage … It’s what’s for dinner

I used this very photo on Inauguration Day 2017. Sadly it still applies. My 2020 political diary, which I started on February 21, has now sprawled to almost 85,000 words, … Continue reading

November 3, 2020 · 5 Comments

Burnin’ down the house

It’s a strange feeling to know that a house you’re intimately familiar with has burned to the ground. The one I’m thinking of now just got destroyed by the North … Continue reading

October 1, 2020 · 3 Comments

Bullet points and the ballot box: an appeal to conservatives

With early voting set to begin in many states, it seems like a good time to offer a plea to my conservative friends and readers (and family members). Everybody: I’m … Continue reading

September 16, 2020 · 4 Comments

Of Vidal interest …

You know who I wish was still around to comment on our political life? Gore Vidal. I can only imagine the periodic YouTube videos Gore would be putting out, excoriating … Continue reading

May 27, 2020 · 6 Comments