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Virtual Vacation: Star Trek Enterprise

January 19, 2021 dkeener 0

For this week’s virtual vacation, I took a tour of NCC-1701, the Enterprise, under the command of Captain Kirk. This is a picture snapped by Yeoman Rand on the bridge. I’m standing in the back, in my blue science officer uniform, near the elevator. All right, if you insist. This […]

Sauron: Times Person of the Year

Monday Mashup: Times Person of the Year

January 18, 2021 dkeener 0

Found this on the InterWeb and it tickled my fancy. This is Sauron from The Lord of the Rings…on the cover of Times magazine as their selection for Person of the Year. Maybe I’m easily amused, but I thought this was funny.

Leaving L.A.

Inspiration: Burning L.A.

January 11, 2021 dkeener 0

This is a great image from the back of a departing yacht as a group of survivors leaves Los Angelos behind during a zombie apocalypse. Behind them, the city burns uncontrollably, caught between ravening hordes of zombies and an implacable military that still thinks they can win against them. From […]

T-Rex in Action

Inspiration: T-Rex

January 6, 2021 dkeener 0

It’s been an awful day. Insurrectionists wreaked havoc in the capitol and the Confederate flag was raised in DC for the first time in the history of the United States. Time for some counter-programming: here’s a T-Rex trying to make a bed. If that doesn’t make you chuckle, I don’t […]


Inspiration: Venice

January 4, 2021 dkeener 0

I’ve never been to Venice, though I hope to visit sometime in the post-COVID-19 era. I’ve always been fascinated by its prominence in history, first as a major financial and maritime power during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and later as a major player in the arts. I’m intrigued […]

Wanna Play by Kathrin Federer

Inspiration: Wanna Play?

December 28, 2020 dkeener 0

I love this picture from Zurich-based artist Kathrin Federer. In this fanciful picture, a playful Tyrannosaurus Rex tries to play with a tiger on a snow-covered street in a city. As humorous as it is to see a T-Rex acting like a puppy, it’s also startling to see the size […]

Vacation on Pandora

Virtual Vacation: Pandora

December 21, 2020 dkeener 0

This is a selfie I took while I was on vacation visiting Pandora. You can see an avatar in a tank behind me. Overall, this was my best vacation to any of the Earth colonies. Anyway, I thought the Lab was really interesting. They’re certainly working on some cutting-edge technologies […]

Galaxy's Edge

Inspiration: Galaxy’s Edge

December 8, 2020 dkeener 0

This is a photograph of a mural I saw at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC a few years ago. It’s a if Earth were poised at the edge of the galaxy. Two people, perhaps a man and his son, stand next to their vehicle watching a […]

Beth Harmon vs. Spock in 3D Chess

Monday Mashup: Beth Harmon vs. Spock

November 30, 2020 dkeener 0

I love this mashup image of Beth Harmon, the chess prodigy from The Queen’s Gambit, locked in battle with the inimitable Mr. Spock, from Star Trek. I’m betting this is one match that Spock might not win. Oh, and if you haven’t seen The Queen’s Gambit yet, well, as far […]

Hourlings Podcast Episode 4: Marketing Madness

Hourlings Podcast E4: Marketing Madness (81m)

November 25, 2020 dkeener 0

Episode 4 of the Hourlings Podcast Project is now available online. This episode is all about marketing books, with S. C. Megale providing input on marketing for the traditionally published path and the rest providing a view of what marketing is like in the indie-publishing world. Includes a candid discussion […]