Author: keith

Ditching DirecTV

I cut the cord — or, more accurately, ditched the dish — yesterday, cancelling my DirecTV account. I did it for one reason, and one reason alone: the expense. I was paying anywhere from $100-$230 a month, depending on whether or not I had some sports subscriptions included in...

My Take on ‘Sensitivity Readers’

I just finished writing a novel that has an extremely controversial element: the protagonist is a black man, and it’s written from his point of view. It’s controversial because these days, cultural appropriation is a real issue in the field of fiction, and I’m white. I won’t wade into...

The Moon Was Hard

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard” — John F. Kennedy. Your daily inspiration. The older I get, the more I realize the truth in those words. The things that are...

Getting Secure

Just so you know, this site is in the process of being secured. Now, when you click on keithwardfiction.com, you get a “Not Secure” warning next to the URL. That simply means that I haven’t installed a security (SSL) certificate. The certificate has been purchased and is “in validation,”...

City Dock, Annapolis, Jan. 1, 2019: What Does the Fox Say?

Had a great nighttime walk with my wife on the first day of the new year. Went to downtown Annapolis, the place we still think of as our hometown. The City Dock was beautiful. Took a few snaps. Came across something I’ve never seen at the dock before: a...