WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Serenity now

It’s one of those times when the neighbor’s dog is barking nonstop and hitting that sound frequency that causes a wad of nausea in my gut so that I keep … Continue reading

April 6, 2021 · 3 Comments

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