Keith Irwin

Hello! I'm Keith Irwin AKA ki9 and I am a real human. I feel the need to say that now that shills and bots proliferate online communities and AI is generating so much published writing. This website should serve as proof of my humanity. It's full of true adventure stories, photos, and some essays. I like to write about politics, technology, economics, crypto, and the like. This is also where I name-and-shame companies or organizations that cross me.

Keith Irwin overlooking Horca, CO July 2023

I live with my dogs in an RV in Antonito, Colorado, USA and manage a computer business called Silver IT. I also drive semi trucks whenever I need a quick boatload of cash. I also operate Galactic Fortress 4, a VPN for my friends and I to communicate, play games, and code together. I have too many coding projects, too much writing to do, and spend too much of my time driving long hours on American highways.

In addition to writing, I usually post things I want to sell on this site, instead of on the typical gate-keeping merchant sites. You might also want to see my AOL CD collection, which I believe is one of the largest in the world.

Keith Irwin in Carson Ntl. Forrest, NM in June 2022

Did you come here because you saw something I posted and disagree with me? Or maybe you think I'm a cool guy that you'd like to have a beer with. Whether you agree or disagree with me, I encourage you to reach out to me and say hello, if you are a real human too. We're all just lonely souls floating around in the vast continuum of time and space, and friendship is one of the things that makes this reality worth living in.

Selected Stories

Selected Essays

All writing by year

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