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2018-07-19

“SARAH ELSIE MAYER” by JTK.CA ::: Newspaper portion by SENIORS TODAY + my story of how she lived with us for five years, later in her life.

“SARAH ELSIE MAYER” by http://JTK.CA

The image above is an article about Sarah Elsie Mayer, from a small newspaper called SENIORS TODAY, based in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. The article above is not written by me, but everything below is.

Miss Sarah Elsie Mayer was an elderly retired nurse who lived with us in Coxheath (Sydney), Nova Scotia, Canada, for five years (circa 1976-1981), when I was a kid. Dad was pastoring a church in Sydney.

When Miss Mayer was still a nurse, she had a dream one night about a very specific and rare complication in childbirth. She woke up, looked for and found medical literature on the problem. Later on, while she was helping a woman give birth, this exact complication took place, and she knew exactly what to do, saving both the baby and mother.

Miss Mayer delivered around one thousand babies and never lost one. She worked in the middle of nowhere, somewhere in Newfoundland.

For more than the last decade and a half of their lives, my parents lived in a condo tower in Guelph (pronounced “Gwelf”), Ontario, Canada. In their building, Dad once talked to a couple who used to live in Newfoundland. He mentioned Miss Mayer, and they responded, “Oh, yeah! She’s famous!”

MY CLASSIC MEMORIES OF MISS MAYER

We were in the car when Dad parked in a Fire Zone at the Hospital. I remember scolding him; “Dad you can’t park here! There could be a fire, so it’s reserved for emergency vehicles!” Then came Miss Mayer’s classic scold to me, “He’s the pastor. He can park anywhere he likes.

A few years later, when we had moved on to upstate New York, for Dad’s next pastorate, I remember us getting a letter from Miss Mayer. I loved her complimentary close, “My love to everyone, especially Jonathan — Sarah Elsie Mayer.

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2018-07-18

“PLANETARY FAUX PAS” by http://JTK.CA ::: This planetary faux pas was my worst graphic design mistake and best self-taught lesson ever. I printed out a bunch of these flyers to promote myself at an art event. When I handed it to a lady, she said, “Pleased to meet you, Nathan!” As soon as I got home, I opened the file and replaced the Saturn-like planetary O in JONATHAN to an ordinary O. Lesson learned. In the past, I have also used the Saturn-like planetary O in TAD’S WORLD. It worked fine in that case because RLD is not a word. However, in the case of JONATHAN, NATHAN is also a name, so I need to leave the O in JONATHAN alone. Although, long before this bit of self-education, I do remember Mom liking to jestingly call me JO NATHAN. ;) ♥

“PLANETARY FAUX PAS” by http://JTK.CA

This planetary faux pas was my worst graphic design mistake and best self-taught lesson ever. I printed out a bunch of these flyers to promote myself at an art event. When I handed it to a lady, she said, “Pleased to meet you, Nathan!” As soon as I got home, I opened the file and replaced the Saturn-like planetary O in JONATHAN to an ordinary O. Lesson learned.

In the past, I have also used the Saturn-like planetary O in
TAD’S WORLD.
It worked fine in that case because RLD is not a word.
However, in the case of JONATHAN, NATHAN is also a name, so I need to leave the O in JONATHAN alone.

Although, long before this bit of self-education, I do remember Mom liking to jestingly call me
JO NATHAN.
;) ♥

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© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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2018-07-09

“CLOWNS AND MUSIC SELFIE” by JTK.CA

“CLOWNS AND MUSIC SELFIE” by http://JTK.CA

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2018-07-01

“HAPPY CANADA DAY!” by JTK.CA

“HAPPY CANADA DAY!” by http://JTK.CA

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2018-06-28

“A” by Jonathan Tad Ketchen (http://JTK.CA) ::: I designed this capital “A” logo to look like a highway. My dream is to sell it to @Acura. Otherwise, I’ll just keep it for myself, since I have sometimes used it for the “A” in the title of my poem “HIGHWAY OF THE SOUL” which I also used as a tag line for my JTK.CA website. ::: #Acura ::: However, @Acura, if you’re interested in buying the logo, it would make my life! My contact info is below. Thanks.

“A” by Jonathan Tad Ketchen (http://JTK.CA)

I designed this capital “A” logo to look like a highway. My dream is to sell it to @Acura. Otherwise, I’ll just keep it for myself, since I have sometimes used it for the “A” in the title of my poem “HIGHWAY OF THE SOUL” which I also used as a tag line for my JTK.CA website.

#Acura

However, @Acura, if you’re interested in buying the logo, it would make my life! My contact info is below. Thanks.

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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
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© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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2018-06-26

Donald J. Trump DID sign the statement they made at the end of the G7 meeting. Everything was fine with him. But then, when he got on Air Force One, Justin Trudeau publicly denounced the United States to the media, not realizing Trump has 20 televisions on Air Force One, and saw the dissing, right after they had agreed to everything. That's why Trump backed off on endorsing the statement he'd signed at the end of the meeting. https://binged.it/2lDx6ak

2018-06-15

“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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2018-06-04

“GUMDROP STARFIELD JTK.CA LOGO” by JTK.CA ::: My superzoom lunar photography combined with my close-up photography of a black gumdrop (to make the starfield).


“GUMDROP STARFIELD JTK.CA LOGO” by http://JTK.CA

My superzoom lunar photography combined with my close-up photography of a black gumdrop (to make the starfield).

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2018-06-02

2018-05-22

“I’M NOT NAKED; I’M WEARING A SHIRT” by JTK.CA

“I’M NOT NAKED; I’M WEARING A SHIRT” by http://JTK.CA

I’m not naked;
I’m wearing a shirt.
I’m not homeless;
I live in a yurt.
I’m not fearful;
I’m simply content.
I’m staying here
’Cos I already went.
I’m not hopeless;
All night long I dream.
And when I wake up,
I’m all out of steam.
So I go back to bed.

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2018-05-19

“A HELL OF A BIRD” (Photograph) by JTK.CA ::: “Personally, I think that’s a hell of a bird.” — The Doctor ::: Doctor Who: Series Nine, Episode Eleven - Heaven Sent

“Personally, I think that’s a hell of a bird.” — The Doctor
Doctor Who: Series Nine, Episode Eleven - Heaven Sent

“A HELL OF A BIRD” (Photograph)
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2018-05-18

"OUR PARENT" ::: © JTK.CA

"OUR PARENT"
by JTK.CA
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Our parent who art in our belief system,
Tolerated be thy name.
Thy agenda come,
Thy will be done
As long as we agree.
Give us this day everything we want.
Forgive the wealthy for being rich,
And give us our fair share of their money.
Let us give into our temptations,
But deliver us from getting caught.
For ours is the goodness, the power, and the freedom,
Until we die and enter the heaven of our own invention.

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2018-05-17

“TO THE LATE JIM HENSON” by JTK.CA

“TO THE LATE JIM HENSON” by http://JTK.CA

To love the man I never knew —
Most painful thing I’ve ever done.
Now your life on Earth is through,
My love for you has just begun.

The fond affection felt before
Was a subconscious kind of love.
My love for Kermit (the god of arms)
Forgot whose arm enlivened the amphibian glove.

Your alter ego was green.
Your alter ego was Kermit’s life.
For all your friends who held you close,
My envy green does hold you tight!

But I find I hold a nothingness,
An empty space you used to fill.
I miss the man I never knew,
And I suppose I always will.

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© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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2018-05-16

“The Highly Endangered Bubble Wrap Starfish” by JTK.CA

“The Highly Endangered Bubble Wrap Starfish” by http://JTK.CA

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2018-05-08

"FOUR MINUTE ADVENTURE" by JTK.CA





“FOUR MINUTE ADVENTURE” by http://JTK.CA



Halfway through the video, the busker guitar player (off-screen) starts
playing “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN,” and our intrepid explorer ALMOST takes the
STAIRWAY, but survives. I’m sure its little heart was racing after the 2
minute, 33 second mark.



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2018-05-07

“CROWN OF THORNS” by JTK.CA

“CROWN OF THORNS” by http://JTK.CA

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