About TAD

2018-08-19

“WAVERLEY PARK is my PLANETARIUM” by JTK.CA ::: I often do my superzoom moon and planets photography in Guelph, Ontario’s Waverley Park, within walking distance from my place. I used my 63 times optical zoom SONY DSC-H400 digital camera for these shots. The close-up shots of JUPITER WITH 4 JOVIAN MOONS and EARTH’S MOON were shot at the full 63 times optical zoom, which will still likely be shrunken by the time it reaches you, here on social media.

“WAVERLEY PARK is my PLANETARIUM” by http://JTK.CA

I often do my superzoom moon and planets photography in Guelph, Ontario’s Waverley Park, within walking distance from my place.

I used my 63 times optical zoom SONY DSC-H400 digital camera for these shots. The close-up shots of JUPITER WITH 4 JOVIAN MOONS and EARTH’S MOON were shot at the full 63 times optical zoom, which will still likely be shrunken by the time it reaches you, here on social media.

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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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Photographing the Moon is my Passion! — Tad (JTK.CA) @NudistPoet

Photographing the Moon is my Passion! — Tad (http://JTK.CA) @NudistPoet
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(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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“BODIES OF WATER . . . FLOWING” by JTK.CA

“BODIES OF WATER . . . FLOWING” by http://JTK.CA

River rolls.
Ocean laps the shore,
Getting sand on its watery tongue,
Sand which dissolves
In the movement of
Musical Nature.

Seas seethe
In the storms of life
And in their strife
Create a rhythm of chaos.

Movement mounts
At the foot of the mountain
As the water comes crashing
Against its side
By way of a moon-mastered tide.

But grass is green
Around the serene
Lakes controlled
Like islands in the land.
And if they flood,
It’s from water from above
Dancing staccato
On their tympanic surface membranes
Rippling in the rain.

We humans
Made of water — sixty-five percent —
Then are certainly meant
To move with the tide of life
And even dance in strife.

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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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2018-08-10

“WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARDUST” by JTK.CA

“WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARDUST” 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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“TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS” by JTK.CA

“TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS” by http://JTK.CA

Tomorrow never knows
What today may bring.
Today is in the past,
Unremembered by the now of the future.

The race is to the finish,
Not to the starting line.
Tomorrow is the end beginning future things.
Today began the race of time.

At the vertex of the clock (unseen by human eyes),
Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today are three in one,
Two of three always in disguise, hidden from our eyes.
One stands clearly
Until the next Yesterday-Tomorrow-Today,
Backward/forward — whichever way.

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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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2018-08-08

“INTELLECTUAL WASTELAND” by JTK.CA

“INTELLECTUAL WASTELAND” by http://JTK.CA

Burning witches.
Burning books.
Burning opponents
For their looks,
Or so we say,
Since we won’t play
With divergent ideas
That come our way.

Burning forests
Since we hate trees
For culturally appropriating our soil.
Soon we find ourselves
In an intellectual wasteland —
A wasteland of our own creation,
Created through destruction
Of everything unpopular
Until nothing is left
But the anarchy of one view —
The view of the mob mentality.

Forward we march
Into our glorious future
With our blinders on —
While reality closes in on us like an army
Without our knowledge,
Since we’ve deliberately blinded our own peripheral vision.

Freedom of speech
Was designed to protect unpopular speech,
Since popular speech does not need protection.

© http://JTK.CA
Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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2018-08-07

“JTK.CA” by http://JTK.CA

JTK.CA” by http://JTK.CA

http://JTK.CA ::: I gave someone my card. All that was printed on it was: 

JTK.CA
 

Then the dumbest thing came out of their mouth. “So, do I Google that?” 

Um, no! Why would you Google something I’ve already given you the address for? Just go to it. Don’t Google it! 

Duh! I thought things would be easy having a short, simple website address 

JTK.CA 

but apparently, I forgot that people are stupid. — Jonathan Tad Ketchen 

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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2018-08-04

“Light On My Wall: ANGEL SQUID” by JTK.CA

Light On My Wall: ANGEL SQUID” 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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2018-07-30

2018-07-27

“U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION” by http://JTK.CA

The U.S. Department of Education has a form to forgive my U.S. student loans due to my PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY (Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), but they denied my claim because my Doctor is Canadian. Well, I am Canadian, Dumb Asses! Also, I’ve gone through two bankruptcies, one U.S., and later, one Canadian since I returned to my native Canada. In both of those, they wouldn’t forgive my student loans. The U.S. student loans are U.S. government-backed Federal loans. And the U.S. government makes the bankruptcy laws to say, We’ll forgive all your debts, except the ones to us. Jonathan Tad Ketchen (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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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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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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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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Tad “JTK.CA” NudistPoet
(http://NudeCreations.com)
© Jonathan Tad Ketchen
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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2018-07-01

“HAPPY CANADA DAY!” by JTK.CA

“HAPPY CANADA DAY!” 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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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.

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