WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Artists, speak up

I’m sure many of my readers think the word that might best describe my frame of mind lately is “doomscroller,” and I’m not sure that’s wrong. It’s hard to avoid … Continue reading

March 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Destiny’s man-child

It feels like we’re living through an historic pivot point, doesn’t it? When Russia invaded Ukraine on tissue-thin false pretenses (the Jewish president is a Nazi?), Vladimir Putin knocked down … Continue reading

February 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

History lessens …

One theme that’s coming out of the whole Afghanistan debacle is that perhaps we’ll learn from this experience and modulate our foreign policy to be more prudent and forward-looking from … Continue reading

August 29, 2021 · 6 Comments

Now available for Kindle: Infamy–A Journal of Our Darkest Year 2020

Infamy—A Journal of Our Darkest Year 2020 is now live on Amazon for $2.99.  Step right up and read about the year that never stopped delivering … catastrophes, that is.  … Continue reading

January 27, 2021 · 9 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

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

What is it good for …

My wife and I have been watching the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick PBS series on Vietnam, reliving the grim. Every episode sits in my belly like a spiked ball, forcing me … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 25 Comments

Not too late … yet

I hate to be an alarmist, and frankly I’m not reading much political stuff these days because the resounding message right now is “We’re f*&ked!” It gets depressing to immerse … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Beware of darkness

January 20, 2017 · 7 Comments

Truth or consequences

I spotted this item via Stumbleupon the other day, and it jogged me into wondering whether we really expect biopics, historical films, and “based on a true story” stories to … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 7 Comments