Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

I’m sick–covid or not covid?

MONDAY—I’m writing in real time to document what feels like textbook 2021 angst. By the time I press the publish button, all the questions I have right now will have … Continue reading

August 4, 2021 · 22 Comments

Missouri breaks

In a few weeks, my wife and I are heading back to St. Louis to see my family for the first time in a couple of years, thanks to the … Continue reading

July 6, 2021 · 4 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

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

Writing novels in the age of coronavirus

Maybe I mentioned that, since there’s no baseball this spring, and maybe not this whole season, I’ve been working on a baseball novel. It’s a great world to inhabit while … Continue reading

April 7, 2020 · 14 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