WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Know your place …

Place names the place. A nod to Proust, but when you read it as a statement it says that places name themselves. Maybe that’s true a lot of the time. … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · 10 Comments

Mistaken identity

I was minding my own business, emerging from my apartment in St. Louis’s hip Central West End, when, just as I was stepping off the curb to jaywalk over to … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · 6 Comments

Voices carry

My girlfriend and I decided it might be a good idea to move out of our apartment that was too close to a neighborhood pub for comfort. The bedroom, with … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · 7 Comments

Shriek, memory

I don’t know about you, but I was damn glad to get out of high school. It wasn’t the very best of experiences for me, partly because, halfway through, the … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · 15 Comments

Lynch pinned

Bill Pearse (pinklightsabre) reminded me in a recent post of his of Snoqualmie Pass, outside of Seattle. He and his buddy, Brad, went climbing up there not long ago, but … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Essay it ain’t so

Here’s an essay at Lit Hub, looking at how Virginia Wolfe wrote an essay complaining about how many personal essays there were in 1905, comparing that complaint with a more … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · 14 Comments

Got LIVE if you want it!

Guess what? In No Particular Order is now live on Amazon! Here’s the blurb: It’s true that life is linear, but the living of it is all over the map. … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 28 Comments

Crossed paths

I can’t remember the family’s name, but maybe I will by the time I finish writing this. We lived in a condominium complex called Southridge in a suburb of St. … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 10 Comments

Coming soon…

In the next couple of weeks, look for a new title from yours truly: In No Particular Order: A Memoir. It’s actually a small collection of all the autobiographical pieces … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 6 Comments

Saving faith

Another reason I’m an atheist is that I tried my hand at proselytizing Catholicism at an early age and failed miserably. I guess a product is only as good as … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 4 Comments