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2018-04-18

“INTERNATIONAL PERPESCUITY JIBBLY DONUTS” by JTK.CA ::: That 50-year-old bespectacled, bearded, gray-winter-camouflage boonie-hatted man shuffling down the sidewalk, mumbling to himself, “INTERNATIONAL PERPESCUITY JIBBLY DONUTS”; yes, that was me. But, to be fair, I did just buy donuts; so, I’m only 75% insane. — @NudistPoet

“INTERNATIONAL PERPESCUITY JIBBLY DONUTS” by http://JTK.CA

That 50-year-old bespectacled, bearded, gray-winter-camouflage boonie-hatted man shuffling down the sidewalk, mumbling to himself, “INTERNATIONAL PERPESCUITY JIBBLY DONUTS”; yes, that was me. But, to be fair, I did just buy donuts; so, I’m only 75% insane. — @NudistPoet

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2018-04-17

"DON'T BE SO QUICK TO HATE YOUR ENEMIES" ::: © JTK.CA

"DON'T BE SO QUICK TO HATE YOUR ENEMIES"
by JTK.CA
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

My dad was a pastor, and in one of his churches there was a woman who constantly made his life a living hell. The strange thing is that one year, she was the only one in the entire church who gave Dad a birthday card. All his friends forgot.

I once criticized a co-worker on the "F" word being one-half of his vocabulary, since he used it every other word. Needless to say, Mr. F answered me with a diatribe of profanity. Sometime later, I was upset by someone's treatment of me, and, lo and behold, Mr. F came to my defence and encouraged me.

DON'T BE SO QUICK TO HATE YOUR ENEMIES.

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2018-04-15

“TAD MILANO” by http://JTK.CA ::: These will be the new frames for my new glasses. I was going for a 1960’s Professor look. πŸ˜‰πŸ’–πŸ˜Ž The brand name stuck on the demo lens is Milano. I love thinking up potential pen names, not that I need any more of an identity crisis between Tad, JTK.CA, and @NudistPoet, but TAD MILANO would make a cool pen name. — Jonathan Tad Ketchen ::: Pea Ess. I’ll just have to look forward to learning how to “look” at things again, since, I’ve had single vision lenses since grade 2, and these will be progressives (trifocals). Distance vision has not been a problem, but intermediate (computer screen) and reading (phone screen) have been a big problem. So with three focal lengths in my new lenses, I will no longer be FOUR-EYES. You’ll be able to call me EIGHT-EYES! πŸ’–

“TAD MILANO” by http://JTK.CA

These will be the new frames for my new glasses. I was going for a 1960’s Professor look. πŸ˜‰πŸ’–πŸ˜Ž The brand name stuck on the demo lens is Milano. I love thinking up potential pen names, not that I need any more of an identity crisis between Tad, JTK.CA, and @NudistPoet, but TAD MILANO would make a cool pen name. — Jonathan Tad Ketchen

Pea Ess. I’ll just have to look forward to learning how to “look” at things again, since, I’ve had single vision lenses since grade 2, and these will be progressives (trifocals). Distance vision has not been a problem, but intermediate (computer screen) and reading (phone screen) have been a big problem. So with three focal lengths in my new lenses, I will no longer be FOUR-EYES. You’ll be able to call me EIGHT-EYES! πŸ’–
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“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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2018-04-08

“UNPLANNED PARENTHOOD” by http://JTK.CA ::: Planned Parenthood has murdered millions of children in the womb, but their proponents say, but they give sex education, and contraceptives, and their education helps reduce abortions. Bull shit! Nazis prevented some Jewish murders too, by using them as Jewish slave labor instead (https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008292). So, are you commending the Nazis on saving some Jewish lives? — Jonathan Tad Ketchen

“UNPLANNED PARENTHOOD” by http://JTK.CA

Planned Parenthood has murdered millions of children in the womb, but their proponents say, but they give sex education, and contraceptives, and their education helps reduce abortions. Bull shit! Nazis prevented some Jewish murders too, by using them as Jewish slave labor instead (https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008292). So, are you commending the Nazis on saving some Jewish lives? Jonathan Tad Ketchen

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2018-04-03

“I’M A BLOCKHEAD” by http://JTK.CA ::: I just bought this BLUE LEGO® BASEPLATE and think it’s funny that on the packaging it said, “Ages 4-99.”

“I’M A BLOCKHEAD” by http://JTK.CA

I just bought this BLUE LEGO® BASEPLATE and think it’s funny that on the packaging it said, “Ages 4-99.”

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2018-04-02

"CRYSTAL" ::: © JTK.CA


PLAY this song while reading my poem :-)

In my poem, "CRYSTAL," I go back to childhood memories of our crystal chandelier in our dining room in Coxheath (Sydney), Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Earth, Sol Sector, Alpha Quadrant, Milky Way, Universe. A window was perfectly situated so that the sunlight shining through our crystal chandelier would plaster our dining room walls and ceiling with rainbow splotches. I lived in Coxheath from ages 8 to 14 (from 1976 to 1982). It was a wonderful place to grow up. Unlike today, I knew many of my neighbours, and we played together in the un-busy street.

CRYSTAL
~~~~~~~

You sparkle like splashing rapids
You flash like a diamond
You are the bringer of rainbow dreams
Strewn across my walls

You give me hope for a brighter tomorrow
You mock my fears
And make me laugh at them too

You bring colour
You bring joy
You are crystal

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COPYRIGHT © JTK.CA

Tad's Note: I also love the NELLY FURTADO song, "CHILDHOOD DREAMS," (http://bit.ly/NellyFurtado-ChildhoodDreams in which she sings, "I'm sliding on the rainbows of my childhood dreams"! It's from her album, "FOLKLORE" (http://tr.im/Folklore), which, in my opinion, as an entire album, is a sonic masterpiece!

Open the map to full screen and change to satellite view. Zoom into the MAXIMUM magnification on this map, and the SUN will be sitting directly on the roof of my childhood house in Coxheath. I still visit it often in my dreams.

2018-04-01

“THE CUBE WHISPERER” ::: Photo of Jonathan Tad Ketchen (http://JTK.CA) by cousin Kim Traill Root ::: Thanks to Kim for shooting my new profile pic. I fixed my hair a little in http://gimp.org (the free Photoshop knock-off) and went label-crazy as usual. If I were a superhero, my name would be THE LABELLER. — Jonathan Tad Ketchen

THE CUBE WHISPERER ::: Photo of Jonathan Tad Ketchen (http://JTK.CA) by cousin Kim Traill Root

Thanks to Kim for shooting my new profile pic. I fixed my hair a little in http://gimp.org (the free Photoshop knock-off) and went label-crazy as usual. If I were a superhero, my name would be THE LABELLER. — Jonathan Tad Ketchen

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2018-03-30

"JEDI FORCE TREE IN MY DRIVEWAY" by JTK.CA





“JEDI FORCE TREE IN MY DRIVEWAY” by http://JTK.CA



This little stump kind of looks like the Force Tree in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.


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2018-03-19

#MondayMotivation ::: Don’t wait till you have all your ducks in a row before following your dreams. The ducks will never cooperate. Just do your best with what you have and with the time you have. Your lifetime is limited. Take a chance. Be bold! #MondayMotivation

#MondayMotivation ::: Don’t wait till you have all your ducks in a row before following your dreams. The ducks will never cooperate. Just do your best with what you have and with the time you have. Your lifetime is limited. Take a chance. Be bold! — Jonathan Tad Ketchen

2018-03-16

“MOONSTRUCK STARDUST” by JTK.CA


“MOONSTRUCK STARDUST” by http://JTK.CA

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2018-03-13

“LIFE ISN’T FAIR” by JTK.CA

“LIFE ISN’T FAIR” by http://JTK.CA

Life isn’t fair,
Unless you’re at the fair.

Hey!
Wait a second!
I was once conned by a carnie
At the fair!

Life isn’t fair.

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2018-03-11

“SHADOW ILLUSION (Self-Portrait)” by JTK.CA ::: I took this photo while a student at Covenant College (www.covenant.edu), Lookout Mountain, Georgia, U.S.A., in the late 1980’s. The shadow illusion involves two shadows on the ground. One is a shadow of a lamppost. The other shadow is of me with my arm outstretched. The illusion is that my hand is holding the lamppost, when the reality is my hand was actually grasping at air. I simply moved my hand until the shadows made it appear that I was grabbing the lamppost. The lamppost and I were not even in the same location; the sun was just casting long shadows for me to play with.

“SHADOW ILLUSION (Self-Portrait)” by http://JTK.CA

I took this photo while a student at Covenant College (www.covenant.edu), Lookout Mountain, Georgia, U.S.A., in the late 1980’s. The shadow illusion involves two shadows on the ground. One is a shadow of a lamppost. The other shadow is of me with my arm outstretched. The illusion is that my hand is holding the lamppost, when the reality is my hand was actually grasping at air. I simply moved my hand until the shadows made it appear that I was grabbing the lamppost. The lamppost and I were not even in the same location; the sun was just casting long shadows for me to play with.

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2018-03-10

“9-1-1: FARMER KEITH JONES MAKES A BREAKTHROUGH IN GENETIC ENGINEERING — TOUPEES IN A POD.” by http://JTK.CA ::: A huge fan of THE FAR SIDE® by Gary Larson, while in college in the late 1980’s, I created 9-1-1, my own cartoon panel series, the first two of which appeared in Covenant College’s student magazine, The Bagpipe. I liked to joke that I called my comic panel “9-1-1” because it needed help. Shortly after I left Covenant College, Dad took me to see Covenant College Chorale perform near Philadelphia, on their Chorale Tour. I had previously been in the Chorale with fellow student Keith Jones, and he was still performing in it, so it was great to see him again. When talking with him after the concert, Keith gave me a donation idea for my “9-1-1” comic panel. The idea was hilarious, “toupees in a pod.” That was 1990. I finally got around to drawing it in 2000, and now I’m finally publishing it in 2018. I’m Jonathan Tad Ketchen, Pr.D. (Doctor of Procrastination).

“9-1-1: FARMER KEITH JONES MAKES A BREAKTHROUGH IN GENETIC ENGINEERING — TOUPEES IN A POD.” by http://JTK.CA

A huge fan of THE FAR SIDE® by Gary Larson,
while in college in the late 1980’s,
I created 9-1-1, my own cartoon panel series,
the first two of which appeared in
Covenant College
’s student magazine, The Bagpipe.
I liked to joke that I called my comic panel

“9-1-1” because it needed help.

Shortly after I left Covenant College, Dad took me to see Covenant College Chorale perform near Philadelphia, on their Chorale Tour. I had previously been in the Chorale with fellow student Keith Jones, and he was still performing in it, so it was great to see him again. When talking with him after the concert, Keith gave me a donation idea for my “9-1-1” comic panel. The idea was hilarious, “toupees in a pod.” That was 1990. I finally got around to drawing it in 2000, and now I’m finally publishing it in 2018. I’m Jonathan Tad Ketchen, Pr.D. (Doctor of Procrastination).

© http://JTK.CA
Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
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© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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2018-03-05

“I’M SO SQUARE!” by JTK.CA ::: I started using my old superzoom Canon 16 MP, 16x Optical Zoom camera again, since it’s way more compact and convenient than my bigger, bulkier, and more powerful SONY 20.1 MP, 63x Optical Zoom (which gets the moon almost 4 times bigger than the Canon). I’ll still use the SONY, especially when I want insanely close lunar photos. But the Canon still does an amazing superzoom job with the moon. Also, I just discovered a higher quality setting than I knew about previously when I used the Canon all the time, so picture quality may be even better. Also, today, I lit up with joy, when I realized that my Canon has 1:1 as an aspect ratio option! Now, I can do square photography, FINALLY! I love the idea of 1:1, which makes landscape versus portrait orientation a moot point!



“I’M SO SQUARE!” by http://JTK.CA

I started using my old superzoom Canon 16 MP, 16x Optical Zoom camera again, since it’s way more compact and convenient than my bigger, bulkier, and more powerful SONY 20.1 MP, 63x Optical Zoom (which gets the moon almost 4 times bigger than the Canon). I’ll still use the SONY, especially when I want insanely close lunar photos. But the Canon still does an amazing superzoom job with the moon. Also, I just discovered a higher quality setting than I knew about previously when I used the Canon all the time, so picture quality may be even better. Also, today, I lit up with joy, when I realized that my Canon has 1:1 as an aspect ratio option! Now, I can do square photography, FINALLY! I love the idea of 1:1, which makes landscape versus portrait orientation a moot point!

© http://JTK.CA
Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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519-­780-1057 (Home)
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2018-03-03

“WATERMELON SUNSET” by JTK.CA ::: At Valparaiso University, in my Senior Solo Art Exhibit, this was turned 90 degrees (clockwise or counterclockwise — I don’t remember) and titled, “THE END.” My graphic design professor really liked it. However, long after the show, perhaps years later, I showed it to one of my cousin’s very young daughters, and she said, I see people holding watermelons. I turned it 90 degrees and saw it too. I sort of see rippled potato chip people standing on both ends of a gondola, each holding a watermelon. So, rotated from portrait to landscape orientation, “THE END” became “WATERMELON SUNSET.”

“WATERMELON SUNSET” by http://JTK.CA

At Valparaiso University, in my Senior Solo Art Exhibit, this was turned 90 degrees (clockwise or counterclockwise — I don’t remember) and titled, “THE END.” My graphic design professor really liked it. However, long after the show, perhaps years later, I showed it to one of my cousin’s very young daughters, and she said, I see people holding watermelons. I turned it 90 degrees and saw it too. I sort of see rippled potato chip people standing on both ends of a gondola, each holding a watermelon. So, rotated from portrait to landscape orientation, “THE END” became “WATERMELON SUNSET.”

© http://JTK.CA
Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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519-­780-1057 (Home)
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bit.ly/SevereOCD
is all of my blog posts on my life with
Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Enjoy my neurosis. πŸ˜œπŸ’–

2018-03-01

“99% ILLUMINATED WAXING GIBBOUS MOON (Evening of 2018-02-28)” by JTK.CA ::: Although my current superzoom camera captures the moon almost 4 times bigger, I took my old, smaller, more compact pocket-fitting superzoom camera out of mothballs to play with again. This is the first shot on it in quite a while.

“99% ILLUMINATED WAXING GIBBOUS MOON (Evening of 2018-02-28)” by http://JTK.CA

Although my current superzoom camera captures the moon almost 4 times bigger, I took my old, smaller, more compact pocket-fitting superzoom camera out of mothballs to play with again. This is the first shot on it in quite a while.

© http://JTK.CA
Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
http://TadCreations.com
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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519-­780-1057 (Home)
Tad@NudistPoet.com
519-­830-4812 (Mobile)
http://MemoriesAndPredictions.TUMBLR.com