WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

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

Fan mail from some flounderer?

One of our restaurant clients down in L.A. received a strange piece of mail recently. It’s from someone named Matthew Thornton, and the return address says “Western United States 120º … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · 7 Comments

Awkward miscommunications of the past (cont’d.)

I was out walking around the neighborhood one evening with this girl, Nancy, I wanted to have a relationship with because she was into classical music and Osmiroid pens, and … Continue reading

May 5, 2020 · 3 Comments

Yes, I remember it well … 😍

  We found the rest of our lives there, We finally found the rest of our lives. Gosh, it was just twenty-eight years ago today that I met my wife. … Continue reading

April 15, 2020 · 6 Comments

Nothin’ but blue skies …

Ever since the California lockdown began, maybe even since the first hints that we had a pandemic on our hands, we haven’t had much sunlight in our neck of the … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · 4 Comments

Day by day

Hey. How’s everybody holding up? Here in beautiful downtown Cool, California, the sun has come out for the first time in days, and though I can’t say it fills me … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 · 4 Comments

This is the year of the rat …

About a month ago I started a journal to document the political events of 2020 as they happened. The first line is: “This is the year of the rat. How … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · 2 Comments

Shut in? How ’bout some takeout?

My wife and I work in the restaurant biz (accounting), and let me tell you: That industry is in deep doo-doo right now. I’m not too worried about us, since … Continue reading

March 20, 2020 · 7 Comments

A Stoic’s guide to the coronavirus crisis

When I find myself in times of trouble … No, no Mother Mary for me. Instead, I call upon my dudes, the Stoics—Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Lucretius, et al.—and try to … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · 3 Comments