Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

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

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

Are you like me?

Are you like me? Is political anxiety giving you GFS? Gelatinous fecal syndrome? Have you reached the point where waking up in a cold sweat is actually worse than just … Continue reading

February 11, 2020 · 8 Comments

Time keeps on slippin’ … and fallin’

Say farewell to the 2010s. We knew ye too well, ye cursed decade! There’s never been a decade that ended with such a bitter taste. Who can recall one that … Continue reading

December 30, 2019 · 4 Comments

Won’t be long now …

Look at this thing. Just look at it. I can’t wait to stick my nose in those f-holes. In other news, I’m not afraid of Elizabeth Warren. In other other … Continue reading

November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment


Last Saturday evening, at 8:05 by my recollection, the power went out at our house. All the other houses around too. In fact, over the course of that night, the … Continue reading

October 31, 2019 · 18 Comments

Dollar General is not Cool

The other night, my wife and I attended a community meeting that was organized to tell us all about the wonderful new development in the offing for our tiny town … Continue reading

October 2, 2019 · 8 Comments

String-driven thing

Last year—maybe I mentioned it—I hired a luthier to make me an archtop guitar. Somewhere along the way, I got this bee in my bonnet and I thought, as so … Continue reading

August 1, 2019 · 4 Comments


With Sue laid up with her broken arm, our routines are all sabotaged, and we’re in an odd transition period in which every move needs to be planned out. Going … Continue reading

May 27, 2019 · 8 Comments

A good year for the roses …

  A few weeks ago I was worried. Our climbing roses were looking moribund, thanks to prolonged frosts and an earlier dry spell. But now look at ’em. The hearty … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · 7 Comments