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2018-02-25

“CANADA MOON” by JTK.CA ::: Yesterday, I skipped the bus, waiting half an hour for the next one, just so that I could get this shot. It was worth the wait!

“CANADA MOON” by http://JTK.CA

Yesterday, I skipped the bus, waiting half an hour for the next one, just so that I could get this shot. It was worth the wait!

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
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© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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2018-02-09

“FLY ME TO THE MOON AT 7:47 PM” by JTK.CA

“FLY ME TO THE MOON AT 7:47 PM” by http://JTK.CA

Ha ha ha! I didn’t plan it that way, but I took this shot of the moon at 7:47 PM! Like I always say, “7:47 — Time to Fly!” I’m crazy; just go with it. I shot this from my apartment building’s parking lot, the evening of Monday, October 2, 2017 . . . yes, at 7:47 PM!

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© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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2018-02-05

“Foolish Paper” by JTK.CA

Foolish Paper

(Written around 1990, when Canada still had the 2 dollar bill)

Tad
(JTK.CA) NudistPoet (NudeCreations.com)
© JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN


Fumbling through a universe,
A desperate woman dropped her purse.

“How can a little piece of paper mean so much?
The world doesn’t revolve around it.”

“You’re right!” said the man at the theatre door.
“There’s a whole universe inside your purse.
But we can give you another movie ticket
For another seven dollars and fifty cents.”

The woman replied,
“So that’s two sheets of processed wood pulp, marked ‘5’ and ‘2,’
And two tiny metallic discs
For a little piece of paper
I would have paid for twice?”

“Correct!” said the ticket taker.

“Forget it!” she said,
as she turned leaving.
“I’ll search for some intelligent life
In this universe inside my purse.”

2018-02-02

CHANGING WORDS by http://JTK.CA
 

Although I am all for gender-inclusion, I am against the recent emergence of gender-inclusive Bible translations. The Bible was not written in a gender-inclusive time, and if the Bible is truly the Word of God, as we claim; our translations should be as ACCURATE and PRECISE as possible, not as COMFORTABLE as possible.
Even though “sons of God” refers to men or women, men need not get chauvinistic about it. Just remember, guys, at Christ’s Second Coming, we all become “the bride of Christ” including all you macho men. 👸 ❣️

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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2018-01-21

“REALITY STRIKES MIDNIGHT” by JTK.CA

“REALITY STRIKES MIDNIGHT” by http://JTK.CA

Never assume you’re safe.
That’s when reality strikes midnight,
And you have to start all over again.

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
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© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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2018-01-16

"INSIDE TAD'S BRAIN" by JTK.CA

"INSIDE TAD'S BRAIN" by JTK.CA

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Photograph: Copyright © JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
Tad@NudistPoet.com
Glass blowing art: © Jeff Burnette (bitly.com/jeff-burnette-glass)

Tad's Note: My photograph; NOT my artwork. The blown glass art installation is part of the very eye-catching Ki storefront inside Toronto's Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place). The glass blower is Vancouver-based artist Jeff Burnette (bitly.com/jeff-burnette-glass).


2018-01-12

“Star Factory” by JTK.CA

“Star Factory” by http://JTK.CA

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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“MATHEMATICAL LOGIC (Green Flag Ultra Cover)” by JTK.CA

“MATHEMATICAL LOGIC (Green Flag Ultra Cover)” by http://JTK.CA

I think I’ve finally found the perfect location for my JTK.CA logo in my images. So far it looks like it shows up in cover photos on ALL social media without being cropped out. Flickr​ was the ultimate test. It’s the most croppy and challenging (http://flickr.com/NudistPoet). Also, posting it from my computer does not line up things correctly, but posting it on my phone makes my logo’s position perfect on the computer screen and the phone screen. I also discovered a lot of mathematical logic in finding the perfect position. I know this probably means nothing to most of you, but it’s my source of joy (and frustration) figuring these things out. I like a challenge. Well, a challenge from myself. I’m not asking for challenges. Blah, blah, blah!

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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2018-01-10

“JTK.CA BLUE GEM LOGO FLAG” by http://JTK.CA

JTK.CA BLUE GEM LOGO FLAG” by http://JTK.CA

Although it looks like a blue gem, the dot in JTK.CA is actually my head-on photograph of a blue Christmas tree light bulb.

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(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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I love THE LEGEND OF JESUS AND THE ANGEL. The angel asks Jesus about the plan of salvation. Jesus says, "I died and rose again so that all those who believe in me would spread the word until the whole world puts their faith in me. Then I will return and be their King." The angel asks, "What if they don't do it?" Jesus says, "I have no other plans."

“OCD DISCOVERY” by JTK.CA

“OCD DISCOVERY” by http://JTK.CA

Back around 1988 when I was 20, Mom was watching The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the topic was Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Mom’s reaction was, THATS WHAT JONATHAN HAS! Later in the day, she was listening to Dr. James Dobson on the radio, and his topic was also OCD! Amazing! Thanks to both of them for the answer to why I am the way I am. I’ve always had http://bit.ly/SevereOCD but did not know it until that very interesting day! In a way, I’m glad we didn’t find out until “after” I had graduated from high school. Otherwise, I might have been in special ed. As it ended up, I graduated number 3 in a class of 15. I think my average was 87%. Not knowing about my condition was a blessing because it pushed me to succeed, not knowing I had an excuse. However, knowing, a couple of decades into my life, also became a blessing, because it explained everything. I managed to retire from the work world in 2004 at age 36 on Disability pensions for my http://bit.ly/SevereOCD. I kept losing jobs over it, so I decided to stop torturing myself. Jonathan Tad Ketchen

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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2018-01-03

“Art on the Internet is Like Rodney Dangerfield​ … It Gets, ‘No Respect.’” by JTK.CA

“Art on the Internet is Like Rodney Dangerfield​ … It Gets, No Respect.” by http://JTK.CA

I’m constantly evaluating where the ideal spots in my images are for my http://JTK.CA logo and for the focal part of each image, since social media cover photos do a crappy cropping job on images. Even as a graphic designer, it’s a constant challenge, because various social media entities crappily crop my pictures differently than other entities. I hate it, and I love it; I’ve always been a nit-picker, and I love a challenge! And I have the same challenge for profile pictures, since more and more social media sites crop profile pics into circles. So, I generally create each profile picture as a perfect square and make sure that, when cropped into a circle, everything important remains in the image, since the four corners of the square will automatically be cropped out by twitter, flickr, and now, even facebook’s circle cropping. It was nice before the internet, when images were left alone, and not hacked to pieces as thumbnail images, profile photos, and cover photos. Art on the internet is like Rodney Dangerfield​ … it gets, “no respect.” — Jonathan Tad Ketchen​

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Soul II Soul - Back To Life ::: Apparently the song “Back To Life” (https://youtu.be/TB54dZkzZOY) by Soul II Soul (http://soul2soul.co.uk) is from 1989, but I just heard it today for the first time! MY NEW FAVE SONG! Catchy! — Jonathan Tad Ketchen (http://JTK.CA)







Apparently the song “Back To Life” (https://youtu.be/TB54dZkzZOY) by Soul II Soul (http://soul2soul.co.uk) is from 1989, but I just heard it today for the first time! MY NEW FAVE SONG! Catchy! — Jonathan Tad Ketchen (http://JTK.CA)

2018-01-02

“32 TEST GRID VERTICAL” by http://JTK.CA Today’s pixel-pushing exercise for vertical 4x3 cover photos on social media . . .

“32 TEST GRID VERTICAL” by http://JTK.CA

Today’s pixel-pushing exercise for vertical 4x3 cover photos on social media, based on 32 percent. Don’t worry. I know what it means. :P

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
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© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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2017-12-27

“YOU GOT TOO CLOSE TO THE WHIRLPOOL OF WORDS AND GOT SUCKED IN” ::: © JTK.CA



You Got Too Close to the Whirlpool of Words and Got Sucked in
Tad (JTK.CA) NudistPoet (NudeCreations.com)
© JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN


Crying in the purple suction of words • They told you
help is a dead man’s dream • They lied and you — the
trusting child you are — believed them • So never will
you know what it’s like to swim muscle by muscle
pounding your way through the splashing water — life in
liquid form — drink up adventure — hard work works
hard toward the dream and almost touches grasping at
air — an inch from victory — until a muscle stretches in
final force tearing and gold is seized — the pain of
tortured tendons and a torn muscle immediately forgotten
in the joy of anticipation quenched in reality • But
never will you know what it’s like to seize the
impossible • They told you life is a dead man’s dream •
And you believed them

2017-12-23

“SON OF A PREACHER MAN” by JTK.CA

My LEGO logo sitting on Mom & Dads neato, lace, churchy, table cloth, that I ate off of most nights, when I went to their place for supper.
“SON OF A PREACHER MAN” by JTK.CA

Dad was a Presbyterian pastor. His first church was Cranberry Portage, Manitoba. When I was 1, he moved to a church in Innerkip, Ontario, near Woodstock. I was the firstborn. My brother Mike Ketchen and I were both born in Flin Flon, Manitoba. My brother Steve was born in Woodstock, Ontario, at the end of our time in Innerkip. Then, when I was 5, Dad took a church in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on majestic Cape Breton Island. Sydney wasn
’t majestic, at the time, but the rest of Cape Breton was. Sydney (in the 1970’s) had pink sky, due to its steel plant. When I was 8, we were still in the Sydney church, but as a family we moved to Sydney’s neighbouring village of Coxheath, which I still hold in my heart to this day. I loved Coxheath, Nova Scotia! When I was 14, in 1982, Dad took a church in Duanesburg, New York, in the Albany area. He was there from 1982 to 1991. During the end of his time there, I worked in Toronto for 13 months, from the summer of 1990 to the summer of 1991. Then I moved back in with Dad and Mom, but in a new location. They had just moved to Valparaiso, Indiana, near Chicago, but my brothers remained and continue to remain in the Albany, New York area. Valpo, Indiana (as they nickname
Valparaiso) was Dad’s last full-time pastorate. He officially retired in 1996, but, of course, kept preaching anyway, for another decade or so. Just before he left that church, he bought a housecleaning business called MAID EASY. I graduated from Valparaiso University in December 1995, and I started working for Dad in early 1996 until late 1998 when Dad, Mom, and I left Valparaiso, Indiana for Dad’s temporary interim pastor role at his former Duanesburg, New York church, while they were between pastors. It was wonderful. You “can” go home again. We moved back into the same house and renewed friendships with the same people of his old congregation, plus, we were near my brothers and their families again. A year later, Mom, Dad, and I crossed the border back into Canada, on December 29, 1999, Mom’s brilliant and successful attempt to avoid any Y2K problems at the border. We made our new home in Guelph (pronounced “Gwelf”), Ontario, Canada, eh! We moved in with Dad’s step-mother Ruth who was recovering from a stroke. She recovered quite well. 10 months into our time in Guelph, I got my own apartment in Guelph. I’ve been in this apartment for over 17 years. I still went to Dad, Mom, and Grandma Ruth’s place every night for supper, though. I fend for myself now. Ruth passed away in 2009, Dad in 2016, and Mom in May of 2017. I’ve been happily retired on Disability pensions for my http://bit.ly/SevereOCD since age 36, in 2004. I enjoyed most of my jobs, but I don’t miss any of them. My OCD kept killing my jobs, so I got the help I needed with the pensions, and other supports, plus the major support of my parents feeding me; which has now carried on in the form of a Hansen Trust set up for me by Mom before she passed. Instead of inheriting one third of her estate with my two brothers, the Hansen Trust was set up to work in conjunction with my Disability pensions so that I get extra money each month from the Trust, but not so much that it would impact my Disability pensions. I’m so thankful for so many things. I just wish my brothers lived in my area, but all of my other relatives do live here with me in southern Ontario, so I’m happy. Also, I live alone, but I’m not lonely. I’m a loner — I get that from Dad. He preached for a living, but Sunday was about the only day we heard his voice. 😶

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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2017-12-20

“SEASON’S GRATINGS!” by JTK.CA

“SEASON’S GRATINGS!” by http://JTK.CA

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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