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 […]

Star Wars and World War II

Monday MashUp: Star Wars and WWII

November 2, 2020 dkeener 0

I love “photos” like this. Here are some walkers from Star Wars in a World War II setting. I think it’s a cool picture, and it brings all sorts of story ideas to mind. In fact, it reminds me a bit of Harry Turtledove’s Worldwar series, where aliens invaded Earth […]

Basket of Puppies

Basket of Puppies

October 28, 2020 dkeener 0

OK, this has nothing to do with writing. But who can possibly resist a basket full of puppies? My friend’s girlfriend’s dog just had six retriever puppies (all boys). This is them at about a week old. All right, you may now resume your regularly scheduled activities… Many thanks to […]

David Keener in Mars Orbit

Virtual Vacation: Mars Orbit

October 18, 2020 dkeener 0

Here I am in the Daedalus Mars Orbiter, looking down at the planet from the ship’s observation bubble. We’re all dressed casually right now because Life Support is having a minor problem. The humidity has gone a bit wonky, so that’s being worked on. With no clouds, like on Earth, […]

David Keener at Ewok City

Virtual Vacation: Ewok City

May 30, 2020 dkeener 0

Right, so here’s another virtual vacation since I don’t have the latitude to go on a real one. This time, I’m reporting in from Ewok City. And, hey, I’ve got a vacation beard, too. Can’t get much more realistic than that.

Virtual Vacation: International Space Station

May 11, 2020 dkeener 0

So, there’s this lockdown thing going on, as if that was news to anyone, and it looks like every single vacation plan I had for this year is gone. And probably next year’s vacations, too. Now, I could complain about stuff like this, but, really, it is what it is. […]

Inspiration: Star Trek Night Hawks

April 6, 2020 dkeener 0

Another version of Edward Hopper’s famous Night Hawks painting, but this time with a Star Trek slant. It seems like the least I could do after the last one, which was the Coronavirus version of Hopper’s famous painting. For some reason, I really like this one.