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 […]

Steve Keener vs. Tree

Motorcycle vs. Tree

November 21, 2020 dkeener 0

So, this is a picture of my brother, Steve Keener, shortly after he crashed into a tree during one of his off-road runs (motorcycles are his thing). He took the picture himself once he caught his breath. He does this periodically, crashing into trees, to the point where I tease […]

SpaceX Operational Launch

November 15, 2020 dkeener 0

Today marked the first operational launch of a fully-crewed SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket into space. It carried four astronauts and cargo bound for the International Space Station (ISS), which it will reach late Monday evening. All this from a company that first came into existence in 2002. This is the […]

David Keener in the Shire

Virtual Vacation: The Shire

November 10, 2020 dkeener 0

Now that the election is (sort of) over, I’ve decided to vacation in the Shire where the pace of life is much slower and, most importantly, there’s no TV. Um, and no Fox News. Everything is calm and meals get served all day. What’s not to like?

David Keener in Paris

Virtual Vacation: Paris

November 4, 2020 dkeener 0

My whirlwind virtual vacation continues with me sitting just inside a Paris apartment with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Looking out the open door to the veranda, the River Seine can be seen behind me. Hey, if I can’t go on a real vacation thanks to the pandemic, it […]