"DEAR EARTHLINGS" by JTK.CA

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Posts (below) may shuffle; ignore posting dates.

2009-09-20

"THESE CITY LIGHTS" by Billy The Kid (Tad's friend)

This is a song and video by my friend
Billy The Kid

2008-12-08

"SIMPLE SOLUTION" by JTK.CA

"SIMPLE SOLUTION"
by JTK.CA
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I'm single. It isn't easy. I've always wanted to marry, but I've gotten the "Let's just be friends" line so many times that I'm becoming more content with singlehood. The only problem is, for religious and personal reasons, I'm celibate till marriage. I don't want kids, so, at least, the celibacy has helped. Christianity today has trouble with honesty, and honestly I'm a single Christian who copes with my sexual needs by masturbating to pornography. That's my spiritual battlefield. How's that for honesty? Did you even realize that single Christians still have sexual needs? To deny it is sin, because God is the God of Truth.

I don't want to be sexually intimate with someone without emotional intimacy, simply because I know my emotional limits. Being denied the prospect of emotional intimacy with someone is painful enough; I know from experience, many times over. Therefore, I'd rather not experience being denied sexual intimacy after already having had it with someone. I'll wait till marriage. If someone wants to be physically sexual with me, she has a simple solution. She can ask me to marry her. And I'm one who believes in short engagements, preferably a day or so, because if I agree to her proposal, I'm taking her to the justice of the peace right away, before she has a chance to change her mind.

And if I don't accept her marriage proposal, maybe it's just my turn to say, "Let's just be friends." Revenge is sweet ;-)

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(519) 780-1057
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2008-12-05

"NUDIST MOVIE STAR?" by JTK.CA

"NUDIST MOVIE STAR?"
by JTK.CA
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Jonathan Tad Ketchen ( http://JTK.CA aka http://NudistPoet.com ) is in talks to act in an independent film about nudists.

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Tad Creations
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***** UPDATE *****
Nothing ever happened with this, at least, as far as me being in it.

2008-12-03

"THE SORE LOSER PARTY OF CANADA" by JTK.CA

"THE SORE LOSER PARTY OF CANADA"
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The Conservatives just won the election and should stay in power! The proposed Liberal/NDP/Bloc Quebecois coalition should consider naming themselves "The Sore Loser Party of Canada"!

--Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)
http://JTK.CA
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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2008-10-11

"PLEASE PRAY FOR MY HEALTH" by JTK.CA

"PLEASE PRAY FOR MY HEALTH"
by JTK.CA
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Please pray for my health. On Friday, October 10, I finished the 10 days of antibiotics for the infected ingrown toenail and was able to clip the nail successfully (very, very carefully, of course). I'm quite pleased with how my toe has recovered. However, as that illness was getting better, I developed a sore throat and sore ears. That has improved most of the way, but now I have laryngitis. When it rains it pours. Fortunately, through all these things I've been able to function, and taking care of my health has also improved my self-discipline, although I have a long way to go on the self-discipline. I'm just glad none of my conditions have included nausea or runny nose. I hate dealing with them, so I am thankful. And I thank you for your prayers.

UPDATE: 2008-10-23

The laryngitis is gone. I will have a Doctor's appointment on October 28 for my "cough" with "ear/jaw/throat pain (when I swallow)."

UPDATE: 2008-10-29

I had my appointment with the Doctor yesterday. I've been getting better. He checked me out and things are fine. I don't need to do anything else treatment-wise. I just need to wait it out until I'm back to normal (which should be soon). Therefore, I won't update this post anymore. Thanks very much for your prayers. Have a great day, and do something nice for yourself!

Love in Christ
(the best kind),

Tad
http://JTK.CA
(519) 780-1057

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2008-09-03

"FRED THOMPSON" by JTK.CA

"FRED THOMPSON"
by JTK.CA
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Fred Thompson's speech at the RNC blew the Democrats out of the water! I loved it!

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2008-08-26

"PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING" by JTK.CA

"PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING"
by JTK.CA
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One of the times I was visting Hanlan's Point Nude Beach on Toronto Island, I took this photo on the Ferry ride between the island and the city. I found the size perspective between the boat's short little post in the foregound and the humongous CN Tower in the background to be a fascinating visual flip. Perspective needs to be considered whenever we look at something. Huge and small are a matter of perspective, and perspective can be deceiving as in this image.

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"SUPER KID DEFEATED BY STUPID LAWYER" by JTK.CA

"SUPER KID DEFEATED BY STUPID LAWYER"
by JTK.CA
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Read this article
http://wcbstv.com/local/jericho.scott.little.2.803154.html
and be stupefied by the brilliantly idiotic philosophy within.

Here's my response:

Perhaps they should have banned KEN JENNINGS from playing anymore on Jeopardy! since he kept winning over and over and over and over....

The kid excelling at the game of baseball could have made him a role model for the other children and given them something to aspire to. Instead, the idiots who banned the kid for pitching baseballs too well, went for what President George W. Bush has called "the soft bigotry of low expectations."

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2008-08-11

"GOD'S GIFT TO ME OF OCD" by JTK.CA

"GOD'S GIFT TO ME OF OCD"
by JTK.CA
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I have OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) to the point of being retired on Disability pensions, but I am happy! God made my brain work the way it does for his own reasons. If I didn't have OCD, I doubt I would be the artist, poet, and photographer that I am. So, I don't want a cure. It's taken me 40 years to figure out how to live with this brain. Now I'd like to enjoy the next 40 without beating myself up over what the world considers a Disability. I'm going to enjoy the rest of my life!

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2008-08-05

"DARK SIDE OF THE MOON" by JTK.CA

"DARK SIDE OF THE MOON"
by JTK.CA
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Normally these posts are "my" creations. As you'll have noticed elsewhere here on http://JTK.CA I do some moon photography. This one is NOT mine, but I wanted to send you to the NASA image because it is rare to see (at least vaguely) the crater patterns on the Dark Side of the Moon.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1143.html

Yes, it's a very Pink Floydesque experience!

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2008-08-04

"THE NUMBER 23" by JTK.CA

"THE NUMBER 23"
by JTK.CA
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"THE NUMBER 23" starring Jim Carrey and Virginia Madsen is my favourite movie. It's a psychological, numerological thriller, in which Jim Carrey's character is seeing the number 23 everywhere he looks.

Since seeing "THE NUMBER 23", which I now own on DVD, I have noticed that I was born in a number 23 year, 1967. 1 + 9 + 6 + 7 = 23.

Anyway, what sparked this blog is that tonight's been a strange night with the number 23 chasing me around. I bought a bag of Doritos Cool Ranch chips and a bag of Crunchy Cheetos. I noticed when checking the expiry dates, they both expire on September 23. Then I realized 9 is the month number of September, and 23 is connected to the number 9 because the numbers 2 and 3 are in the equation 3 squared (superscript 2) equals 9. Then I got home and turned on The Weather Network. The time on my cable box was 8:23 (significant for the 23, but also because 823 on the phone keypad spells my middle name TAD). When the next local forecast came up on the screen, it said that the latest temperature reading at 8 PM was 23 degrees Celsius.

I've often thought of getting a custom phone number, since 823 is a local prefix for phone numbers here in Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"), Ontario, Canada. Several years ago I became excited when I realized 823 spelled my name TAD and I could potentially get an 823 phone number that ended up spelling TADPOLE! Last time I checked, no one had the number, but I think I'll stick with my current phone number anyway, since my current phone number has the number 23 in it twice.

1-519-780-1057

780-1057 is a perfect number because
7 + 8 + 0 + 10 + 5 - 7 = 23.

Also, if you take the
1-519 at the beginning and add the final number 7, you get the equation
1 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 7 = 23.

I'm insane. Just go with it ;-)

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2008-07-22

"A PAWNING WE WILL GO" by JTK.CA

"A PAWNING WE WILL GO"
by JTK.CA
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I just filled my backpack with DVDs and a CD to try to sell at Guelph's great used disc shop, "THE BEAT GOES ON." They pay way better than anywhere else I've tried.

Anyway, my Disability (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) pension payments don't come in for another week, and I'm out of soda pop. Carbonation is one thing in my life I refuse to live without.

Selling my DVDs for soda pop reminds me of one of my favourite "Weird Al" Yankovic quotes, "I sold my kids for cheese."

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"HAPPILY SINGLE...WELL, ALMOST" by JTK.CA

"HAPPILY SINGLE...WELL, ALMOST"
by JTK.CA
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Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA) is happily single, but is still stupidly struggling with whether or not to be happy with that. Darn hormones!

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2008-07-20

"BABBLE" by JTK.CA

"BABBLE"
by JTK.CA
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I babble when I'm by myself. I believe the most recent words to come from my mouth were, "barnacle tweezer electric elbow daisies." It's my creative cauldron, a stew of thoughts, which usually leads to nothing, but might lead to my latest masterpiece. Actually, believe it or not, I think it's my way of remaining sane. I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to the point of living on Disability pensions for it. This babbling though is more of a Tourette's syndrome-like word streak. The thing is, unlike Tourette's, I can control my babbling. My babbling is an anxiety reliever, but when I'm in public, I generally silently whisper the babbling to avoid being carried off in a straight jacket. My babbling is often a string of real words, but it may also be words completely foreign to me, making me wonder if God gave me the gift of tongues but forgot to tell me.

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2008-07-15

"INSERT 'THE TWILIGHT ZONE' THEME MUSIC HERE" by JTK.CA

"INSERT 'THE TWILIGHT ZONE' THEME MUSIC HERE"
by JTK.CA
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Just a day or so ago, I was thinking that one can be afraid of living for fear of dying, and that he could even die from choking, but it would be stupid to stop eating because of that fear.

Then I come to my facebook
http://tinyfb.com/JonathanTadKetchen
"Notifications" a day or so after having these thoughts, and I am greeted by this:

"Your daily kiss fortune: One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked. --- Love is a great risk, but not loving is of greater risk - even though you may have been hurt badly before - a great love will come to you soon and you must be ready to accept it. Send a kiss, spread love!!"

The "One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked" sentence has "The Twilight Zone" theme music going through my head since I just recently had the same thought.

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2008-07-12

"POSITIVE POVERTY" by JTK.CA

"POSITIVE POVERTY" by JTK.CA
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I'm looking forward to going gadget shopping today. It's a perfect day for it, since I have no money. When all of my funds have dried up for the month--that is the best time for a window shopping spree. I can peruse my dreams to my heart's content, without doing further damage to my budget, and make more realistic decisions on what to buy in the future, when the money is available. It will happen. I just have to wait and save.

When impatience rears its ugly head, I can say to it, "Shut up and leave me alone. I've lived my whole life without this, so I can wait a little longer. Besides, by the time I've saved enough for this, the top of the line gadget will slowly have moved to the bottom of the line, and this thing that I just 'had to have' will be much less expensive than its original price."

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2008-06-28

"TAD IS CHEERING ON PAKISTAN!" by JTK.CA

"TAD IS CHEERING ON PAKISTAN!" by JTK.CA
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Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA) shared a news story:

"WOW! Pakistan's military is finally RETALIATING against the Taliban! A military defending its own land. What a concept! A victory for freedom lovers everywhere!"
--Tad (JTK.CA)

Read the whole story here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080628/ap_on_re_as/pakistan&printer=1;_ylt=As5phGazKRr3VJQx2P1rB2P9xg8F

Pakistan launches strike at Taliban hideouts on Yahoo! News
Source: news.yahoo.com
Pakistani forces bombarded suspected militant hideouts with mortar shells Saturday as the government launched a major offensive against Taliban fighters threatening the main city in the country's volatile northwest, officials said.

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2008-06-24

"VIRTUAL BEER" by JTK.CA

"VIRTUAL BEER" by JTK.CA
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Thanks, my friend, for the virtual beer! Unfortunately, I don't drink even virtual beer. I have nothing against alchohol. I just know I have a very addictive personality, so I'd rather not know what I'm missing, when it comes to booze. My addictions to the internet, TV, DVDs, Cheese, SODA POP (my biggest addiction), and porn are enough addictions for me to deal with.

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2008-06-13

Tad Seeks His Damsel in Distress



My name is Tad. I am a single male Nudist Christian Poet seeking my Damsel in Distress. You are preferably Canadian, so I don't have to worry about getting you across the border ;-) You are also a Nudist; or else you are okay with me being a Nudist, Nude Photographer, and Nude Model. I don't smoke, and I prefer a non-smoker. I am a Christian Nudist and am looking for a lady who also puts her faith in the risen Jesus Christ, Son of God. I do not want to have children of my own; I am simply looking for a lady to share my life and my love with. My art, poetry, and photography are at http://JTK.CA the official headquarters for all of my Creative Adventures. If you'd like to consider a future with me, you can reach me at Tad@NudistPoet.com or (519) 780-1057. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks :-)

Copyright © JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
http://JTK.CA

2008-06-12

"THE SABBATH" by JTK.CA

"THE SABBATH" by JTK.CA
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Dear Fellow Truth Seekers,

The Sabbath is and has always been from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Nowhere in the Bible is Sunday called the Sabbath. However, this is also an important passage in my understanding of the Sabbath:

"Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ."
--Colossians 2:16-17 (NIV)
http://BibleGateway.com

Some say the Sabbath is Sunday. Others say the Sabbath is Saturday. I say the Sabbath is Jesus. He even called himself "Lord of the Sabbath" (Luke 6:5) when others were criticizing him on how his disciples failed to observe the Sabbath properly, according to them and their traditions.

Love in Christ
(the best kind),

JTK.CA

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2008-06-11

"NOTHING" by JTK.CA

"NOTHING" by JTK.CA
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Copyright © JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN
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It's time for me to write a new blog entry, and only one topic comes to mind:

"nothing"

Nothing is underrated and profound. Consider the Bible verse, "Be still and know that I am God." It's totally counterintuitive to our hectic 21st Century pace of life, but it's still a command from the Almighty.

So, I'm going to stop my philosiphizing, shut up, and simply "be still," and ponder the "nothing" with which God created "everything (including this strange philosopher)."

Scratch that.

One more thought. When God created the universe, he said, "Let there be...," and "it was." Let's pray to him that he would give us that kind of faith.

The irony is that my mood was "apathetic" when I started typing this. God still works miracles ;-)

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2008-06-05

"IT'S A MIRACLE!" by JTK.CA

"IT'S A MIRACLE!" by JTK.CA
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"Jonathan Tad Ketchen
is sitting at his computer while fully clothed. It's the Seventh Sign!"

I have been a nudist activist for so long, it feels kind of strange to have been fully or partially clothed the past few days. It's actually kind of freeing. I have had Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) my whole life, and I'm wondering if maybe "having" to be naked as much as possible may have been one of my obsessions. I still prefer to be naked, but I no longer seem to "hate" clothing like I did until about a week ago.

I also seem to be moving away from using my NudistPoet moniker, in favour of the more universal JTK.CA, no longer feeling the "compulsion" to promote my nudist views. I still hold the views; I'm just feeling much less dogmatic about them.

Nudism is now just one aspect of my life--something that I enjoy. But I seem to be moving away from it being the "dominant" aspect of who I am.

Love,

JTK.CA

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Note: One of my readers responded that I "had seemed to be so clothed with nudism."

"Clothed with nudism"--ironic but true ;-)

I am still a practicing nudist. I'm just moving away from idolizing the philosophy. I still hold to and agree with the nudist philosophy, but I will not embrace it. I will only embrace Jesus Christ, Son of God, who is not a philosophy but "is" the Truth, just as he claimed.

Love,

Jonathan Tad Ketchen
(519) 780-1057
JTK.CA

2008-05-29

"ME SOLVING RUBIK'S CUBE (YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED!)" by JTK.CA

video

Dear Earthlings,

This is a video I, Tad (JTK.CA), took of myself
solving Rubik's Cube® in
2 minutes, 28.2 seconds.

My average time is around 2 minutes.
My fastest time ever is 76 seconds.

Copyright © JTK.CA

2008-02-26

"OPTICAL DELUSIONS" by JTK.CA

"OPTICAL DELUSIONS" by JTK.CA

Dear Earthlings,

I'm a Mac man. My current laptop is a 12" iBook G4 from late 2003.

I'd like to watch the original "Knight Rider" series on the Black MacBook because it reminds me of KITT. I'd even add an animation of the supercar's roving red eye to the bottom of the black laptop's screen.

But, in reality, when I upgrade, I'll probably go with the 15" MacBook Pro since the speakers on it sound WAAAAAYYY better than the cheesy MacBook and iBook G4 speakers. Also, I prefer the antiglare display, which is not available on the MacBook. I hate glossy displays because reflections in my screen drive me insane...or at least more insane than I already am. I have poor binocularity, which means my eyes work independently, refusing to fuse the two slightly different angled views of each eye into a 3D image. As a result, my vision bounces back and forth between the two slightly different perspectives of each eye. I often don't notice it, unless I'm looking at something close to me with something further away behind it. I think that's why I love the computer and TV screen so much, because I only have a 2D image to deal with. Mom says, "Virtual is not reality." I say, "Virtual is superior to reality, because reality is annoying." I hate glossy displays like CRT and Plasma, because they reflect light, meaning my poor binocularity gives me the bouncing back and forth between the two slightly different perspectives on the reflection. I like an LCD screen (the non-glossy or antiglare kind) and a non-reflective frame around the TV screen. When they sell the screen's frame as having piano finish, I immediately move on to another choice. I also prefer a black body on my TV or monitor. It makes the aspect ratio black bars less noticeable when watching something not created in the screen's native aspect ratio.

I had strabismus, as a child, which caused me to see double. I can remember sitting in the kitchen, and asking Mom why there were four salt and pepper shakers on the table. In reality, there were only two. My grandmother recommended I get my eyes checked. As a result, at age 5, I had surgery on one eye, and at age 6, the other eye was done. In each surgery, a muscle was either shortened or lengthened in the eye. I still have the poor binocularity, but it would have probably been a lot worse without the surgeries.

Unrelated to my poor binocularity, but just due to the fact that I wear glasses, I prefer a green power light on my monitor. With a red or blue power light, the light moves down and up when I move my head up and down, whereas a green light appears to remain much more stationary. This happens with glasses-wearers, and does not happen to non-bespectacled people...at least according to two glasses-wearing and non-bespectacled friends I asked.

And don't get me started on dead pixels or bright dots. Grrrr!

To make a short story long, I'm very picky when it comes to my TV and monitor choices ;-)

Long-windedly yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
NudistPoet.com
(519) 780-1057
Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"), Ontario, Canada, eh?
Tad@NudistPoet.com

http://NudistPoet.com
Copyright © JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)

2007-09-14

HOPE

Dear Earthlings,

Michael Card sings:

"Hope is the helmet of each noble soldier,
for only the warrior who hopes can be brave."

That's from his song, "Hope," on my favourite of his albums, "Poiema."

Hopefully yours, in Christ,

Tad
JTK.CA
(519) 780-1057

2007-03-21

SIX DEGREES OF VIRGINIA MADSEN

"SIX DEGREES OF VIRGINIA MADSEN" by JTK.CA
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I just watched my DVD copy of the recent Harrison Ford thriller, "FIREWALL." You should rent it. It's great. I wouldn't put it in my top 10 list, but I did enjoy it. One thing I liked was Virginia Madsen played Harrison Ford's wife, and I think it's so weird that I'm coming across Virginia Madsen in movies lately, no matter which way I turn. She was also Jim Carrey's wife in the movie, "THE NUMBER 23." That was an incredible film. I saw it recently in the theatre and absolutely loved it. It was funny though, when I was watching the opening credits on the giant theatre screen and saw Virginia Madsen's name come up, because I had been reading movie posters at the theatre before choosing "THE NUMBER 23," and I remembered just noticing that Virginia Madsen was also lead actress in another movie currently playing at the theatre, "THE ASTRONAUT FARMER." Seeing her name on that poster was the beginning of me noticing her name everywhere. To begin with, I had already known her name because she played Chakotay's love interest on one episode of "STAR TREK: VOYAGER." She's very beautiful, so she's hard to forget, and now I'm seeing her everywhere. Apparently, her acting career is going quite well.

Something else I liked about "FIREWALL" was that Robert Patrick also starred in it. I've loved him ever since he played the T-1000 liquid metal terminator in "TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY," my all-time favourite movie.

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Love in Christ
(the best kind),

Tad (JTK.CA)
http://NudistPoet.com
Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"), Ontario, Canada, eh?
(519) 780-1057
Tad@NudistPoet.com

JTK.CA
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN
Creative Adventurer

Artist, Poet, Photographer, and Nude Model
http://NudistPoet.com

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2006-09-19

THE ALAN PARSONS DOPPLEGANGER

Tad's JTK.CA Poem Server: "THE ALAN PARSONS DOPPLEGANGER" & "COMFORT"

JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN
Creative Adventures by Tad (JTK.CA)
http://www.NudistPoet.com

Tad's JTK.CA Poem Server
(Since 1994)
Electronic Inspiration

Dear Earthlings,

Every once in a while a moment happens in your life that you will cherish forever.
To begin with, ALAN PARSONS
http://alanparsonsmusic.com
is my all-time favourite musician.

Also, my Toronto best friend, Steve Martin, is an actual friend of Alan Parsons. Steve created and runs the official Alan Parsons fan site
http://TheAvenueOnline.info

Here's a link to a picture of Steve Martin and I in downtown Toronto
http://nudistpoet.com/alan-parsons-junkies.jpg

Now the story: Rogers Cable has been upgrading the cable wiring in my apartment building lately, and today was the final visit--a visit I will never forget. I opened the door, and could not believe my eyes. My cable guy was the doppleganger/spitting image/long lost identical twin of ALAN PARSONS. I told him, "You look just like my favourite musician, Alan Parsons." He replied, "Well, I've never heard that one before." Anyway I played a few Alan Parsons tracks for him, and he recognized his stuff, especially the song "Eye in the Sky" by The Alan Parsons Project. That didn't surprise me. Everyone knows that track. Anyway, the cable guy's actual name was Mark, and as he left, I said, "Thanks Alan...I mean Mark (with a wink in my voice)." He smiled at me as he left. What an absolutely wonderful memory to hold onto.

Check out my official "NudistPoet" myspace page
http://myspace.com/jonathantad
and scroll one third of the way down the page
for "NudistPoet's Friend Space."
The first friend link is the picture of ALAN PARSONS
linking to his myspace site.

I showed Mark the picture and he said, "Yeah, I see how you could see a resemblance [to me]."

Even Mom says that I have two or three dopplegangers
http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/viewarticle.php?id=201
in town. She's even seen one of my mysterious identical twins
who dresses and moves like me, at the grocery store.
I think he even wears a backpack like I often do.
I'm still looking forward to seeing him for myself,
and seeing the look on his face as I approach.

And now, to today's poem. One of you said that you move around
a lot, geographically, and never know where you're going to be
next. I can relate. I am a pastor's kid. I've lived in Manitoba,
Ontario, Nova Scotia, New York State, Georgia (U.S.A., not the
former Soviet Union), and Indiana--some of these provinces and
states more than once.

Not knowing one's future whereabouts made me think of this
poem--inspired by home sweet disaster zone (a.k.a. my apartment).
When I clean, I do an immaculate job. "When" is the key word.
I enjoy it when I do it, especially vacuuming. It's just a matter
of getting myself started; that's the challenge.

"COMFORT" by JTK.CA
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I take comfort in my mess.
It means I don't know where I am now
And don't know where I'm going next.

As long as I can make a path,
I can withstand your wrath.

My messy room is a sign of trust in God,
Who is just as unpredictable
And leads me down His road,
One surprise at a time,
Taking me home,
Where I'll finally be perfect, like Him.

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TadCreations.com
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Tad@NudistPoet.com
NudeCreations.com Word and Image Galleries

Love in Christ
(the best kind),

Jonathan (or Tad? or Jonathan Tad? or Tad Jonathan?
or Tadathan? or Jonatad?)...
Identity crises can be fun! ;-)

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Tad (JTK.CA) is an Artist, Poet,
Photographer, Nude Model, Playwright,
Singer/Songwriter, and Nudist Christian.
Tad's username in the ClothesFree.com Forums is
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Tad is a member of
The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph and Hamilton).

Tad can also solve the original 3x3 Rubik's Cube®
http://Rubiks.com
in an average of 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
His fastest time ever was 1 minute, 30 seconds,
way back in the early 1980's. His fastest time, so far,
in the current millennium is 1 minute, 47 seconds.

http://www.NudistPoet.com

TadCreations.com
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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(519) 780-1057

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2006-09-12

"Thanks for your prayers" and "Silent Page"

From: Tad@NudistPoet.com
Subject: "Dad is feeling better! Thanks for your prayers" and Tad's JTK.CA Poem Server: "SILENT PAGE"
Date: Monday, September 11, 2006 4:05:50 PM EDT
To: Tad@NudistPoet.com

JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures (JTK.CA)
www.NudistPoet.com

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your prayers for Dad.
He has recovered from his health problems.
He's tired because he preached again for the first
time in a while, yesterday. But I told him I'd tell
all of you he is feeling better. Thanks again for
your prayers. Prayer works because we pray to a God
who loves us.

I wrote the poem, "Silent Page," on January 1, 1998.
It is by far, the best New Year's Resolution
I have ever made.

"SILENT PAGE" by JTK.CA

"Let us fix our eyes on
Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..."

--Hebrews 12:2a (NIV)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Let me be a silent page,
Free from babble,
Free from rage,
Relinquishing my futile mental powers,
Leaving all power to the Sage.

Faith is Jesus' poem,
So I must be a blank page for Him,
Not writing in my mental shenanigans
To supplement His verse.
How can my minute mental minutia
Help the Creator of the universe?
I cannot help;
Who can counsel the Wonderful Counselor?
I can't offer peace to the Prince of Peace
So He can give it back to me.
I cannot explain God to God.
How can I, the king of disgrace,
Set the terms of God's unfathomable grace?
He sets the terms.

Who must I be?
I must be a silent page,
Washed pure white by the red blood of Jesus
(The incomprehensible colours of God's grace),
Washed clean of all my attempts to
Write my own life and a faith based on my own understanding.

Paper can't complain to the Author
For what He writes on it.
Neither can I influence the Poem of Faith
Jesus is writing on my white surface which He purified.
He erased all my futile imaginings from the page;
And on the clean sheet, the page of my life,
The Sage of Sages
Writes a poem in progress.
He has His eraser handy
And will remove any other attempts of mine
To alter His poem.

Jesus is the Poet.
I am but one of His poems in progress.
You may be His poem too,
But we each must be His silent page.
He's the Author and Perfecter of our faith;
It's His pen;
And we are His paper.

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TadCreations.com
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Tad@NudistPoet.com
NudeCreations.com Word and Image Galleries

Tad (JTK.CA) is an Artist, Poet,
Photographer, Nude Model, Playwright,
Singer/Songwriter, and Nudist Christian

www.NudistPoet.com

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 780-1057

Thanks for reading. Comments, questions, and
puzzled stares ;-P are always welcome! Just
hit "Reply," and type away. Thanks.

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2006-09-02

Prayer update on Dad

JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures (JTK.CA)
www.NudistPoet.com

Dear Friends,

Dad has left the emergency room and is home again. He has been given medications to treat "a urinary tract infection" and "a low blood potassium level."

His pneumonia seems to have left; hopefully it will stay away for good. He still has a cough, but he's had one for a long time; I think it's a chronic cough.

Thanks for your prayers. Keep 'em comin'.

As a pastor, over the years, during Monarch Butterfly season, Dad has often done a children's story that spans over a few weeks in Sunday morning services. The kids (and adults) get to see the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly over that period. He just did it again recently. This is a photo I took of one of the butterflies in my parents' condo, before Dad set her free. Enjoy.



Love in Christ
(the best kind),

Tad (JTK.CA)
www.NudistPoet.com

TadCreations.com
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
Tad@NudistPoet.com
NudeCreations.com Word and Image Galleries

Tad (JTK.CA) is an Artist, Poet,
Photographer, Nude Model, Playwright,
Singer/Songwriter, and Nudist Christian

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 780-1057

2006-09-01

PLEASE PRAY FOR MY DAD

JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures (JTK.CA)
www.NudistPoet.com

Dear Friends,

My dad, The Rev. David R. Ketchen, has been being treated for pnemonia for a while now and is not getting better. The doctor told Mom to take Dad to the emergency room, so that is what she's doing.

On my MySpace page
www.myspace.com/jonathantad
I have Dad included in my list of HEROES:

MY HERO:
My dad, The Rev. David R. Ketchen, who drove almost a thousand miles to help me make it through my last week of classes during an academically dismal semester in college.

I really appreciate your prayers for Dad. Thank you!

Love in Christ
(the best kind),

Tad (JTK.CA)
www.NudistPoet.com

TadCreations.com
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
Tad@NudistPoet.com
NudeCreations.com Word and Image Galleries

Tad (JTK.CA) is an Artist, Poet,
Photographer, Nude Model, Playwright,
Singer/Songwriter, and Nudist Christian

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 780-1057

2006-08-04

bell-canada-sucks-big-time.txt

BELL CANADA: The Worst ISP in Canada!

I am absolutely livid! I have had so many calls to technical support and to billing to fix one problem after another with my Bell Sympatico Internet service. They are absolutely the worst service you could order. Customer Service is very polite as they continually lie to me, bill me for the wrong services, and screw up in ways that make me have to hold back from smashing my laptop screen. Fortunately, my temper is not that bad, but Bell Canada sure comes close to getting it there. I think tomorrow, I'm going out and ordering internet service from Rogers. They certainly couldn't suck any more than Bell Canada!

--JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
NudistPoet.com

2006-07-26

de-addicted-to-the-cure.txt

Dear Earthlings,

I am addicted to the music of THE CURE, and I own over 30 of their CD releases. I'm just thinking now of two of the brilliant lines written by Robert Smith, their lead singer.

One of my favourite songs by THE CURE is "A Night Like This," and I think this line in the song is absolutely brilliant:

"Your trust--the most gorgeously stupid thing I ever cut in the world."

I also love THE CURE song "Club America." Probably the most creative writing of Robert Smith's career is in the lines:

"'Club America Salutes You,'
says the girl on the door.
'We accept all major lies;
We love any kind of fraud.
So go on in and enjoy...
Go on in and enjoy.'"

I love this ingenious word play on "We accept all major credit cards."

Get hooked on the atmospheric music of THE CURE at
http://TheCure.com

Love in Christ
(the best kind),

Tad (JTK.CA)
NudistPoet.com

Tad (JTK.CA) is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian

TadCreations.com
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
Tad@NudistPoet.com
http://NudeCreations.com (Creative Adventures by Tad {JTK.CA})
(519) 780-1057
Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"), Ontario, Canada, eh?

2006-06-09

i-hate-camping.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "I HATE CAMPING, BUT I'M STILL A HAPPY CAMPER"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

I was official photographer for my two brothers' weddings. It's like they say, "Always a photographer, never a groom." ;-) Although I want to marry someday, even if it never happens, God has still blessed me immeasurably with more friends than I can count--many of whom are close friends--and a huge and hugely wonderful extended family. :-)

Electronically yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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Nudist Poet Seeks His Damsel in Distress

2006-05-17

de-struggles.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "STRUGGLES"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

Pray for me. I still love Jesus with all my heart, but I've grown rather disillusioned with organized religion and haven't been involved with any church for a while. Part of it is my own selfishness. My nudism is a big part of my life and belief system, and the topic was making people uncomfortable at my church. I was asked to no longer bring up my NudeCreations.com website in conversation, and I eventually decided to cease attending the church because I hate having to cut myself in half to make people happy. 1 John 2:15-17 has always been a passage that convicts me because I'm notoriously guilty of the three things it warns against. "The boasting of what I have and do" is the biggest of the three, in my case. I find it very hard to not give people my website address when meeting them. I'm very narcissistic, which I know is not a virtue.

The Bible passage also warns against "the cravings of sinful man and the lust of his eyes." With the exception of some sexual experimentation with a friend in my early teens, I've been single and celibate my whole life, which at 38 is very hard to deal with. I've lost count as to how many girls have wanted to "just be friends." Fortunately, some of them meant it and still are close friends. I've always tended toward having girls as my best friends. Even at my 7th birthday party, 4 of my 5 guests were girls. I am not a typical guy. Maybe I relate to girls better because I'm not into sports, I love the shopping mall, and I'm a creative artist, poet, and hopeless romantic.

Take care. And stay close to Jesus. We can communicate with him anytime. Even if the computer crashes and the phone dies, he's always with us.

Love in Christ
(the best kind),

Tad (JTK.CA)
Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nudist Christian,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nude Model

TadCreations.com
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
Tad@NudistPoet.com
NudeCreations.com (Word & Image Galleries by Tad {JTK.CA})
(519) 780-1057
Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"), Ontario, Canada, eh?

2006-05-05

de-stream-of-unconsciousness.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "STREAM OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

"STREAM OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS"
by JTK.CA

The moon is nude
And so am I.
The ground is carpet
For the sky.
When I splurge,
I order pie...
Lemon Meringue;
Would you like to hang?

Insanely yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
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2006-04-22

scapegoats.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "SCAPEGOATS"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

Read about God's NAKED PROPHET in Isaiah 20
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2020%20;&version=9;
and consider the fact that Isaiah obeyed God by streaking for three years. If the prophet refused to be naked in public, that would have been sin. Think about it. The human body is not evil; viewing God's greatest masterpiece with a sense of shame is. Viewing the body with shame was a result of the fall of man, and like Adam we cover ourselves and condemn our bodies which God made and pronounced "very good," using them as scapegoats for the true condition of our hearts. God would rather have us naked and honest than clothed and fake. Clothing is fine as a protection from the weather, but it is useless as a spiritual bandage. I used to want a nudist world, but I'm mostly an indoor nudist, because I burn faster than toast. Now my hope is for a world that is clothing optional. To quote myself, "The human skin is not a sin."

Nakedly yours (as usual),

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
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2006-04-04

de-bureaucrats.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "BUREAUCRATS"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

How many bureaucrats does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

We don't know; we're still waiting for their final report.

Electronically yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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Nudist Poet Seeks His Damsel in Distress

2006-03-08

de-magic-in-the-mirror.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "MAGIC IN THE MIRROR"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

Have you ever noticed the magic of the mirror? I noticed it one day, focusing with my camera aimed at a mirror. Depth of field exists even in a reflection. Maybe the other side of the mirror really is another 3-dimensional world. Try it. Focus on different parts of the same reflection in a mirror. It is truly amazing that even a reflection, within a perfectly flat plane of glass, actually has depth. Even something that does not really exist can be more complex than we give it credit for.

Reflectively yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
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Nudist Poet Seeks His Damsel in Distress

2006-03-05

promise-keepers.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "PROMISE KEEPERS"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

I just experienced a Holy Spirit-filled weekend at a PROMISE KEEPERS CANADA
http://www.promisekeepers.ca
rally in Kitchener, Ontario. It was a wonderful time of renewal. It was around 140 men gathered to learn how to be men of integrity.

Thanks to my friend Robert for inviting me and to our friend Frank for joining us. Thanks for sharing the love of Christ with me. I couldn't ask for two better friends. Thanks also to the other men who ministered to me in a special way, and to all the men who attended. I was really uncomfortable meeting with God on Friday night, but Saturday's session was a wonderful, often tear-filled time in which the Holy Spirit really broke through and gave me peace.

We also had a bonfire called the "PORN ROAST," in which we burned anything that was causing sexual sin in our lives. I cleared out my hard core videos and added them to the flames. I wasn't going to do it, but, like I said, the Holy Spirit broke through, and I'm so glad He did. I'm not naive enough to think the struggle is over, but God is faithful through all my trials and temptations, and I'm so happy to have renewed my walk with God this weekend.

Love in Christ
(the best kind),

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
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2006-02-28

de-mentally-yours.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "MENTALLY YOURS"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

I sent the letter inside the asterisk *** strings (below), to the Community Mental Health Clinic, here in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The Clinic has hosted a support group for people like me with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for many years, but will no longer be hosting it due to restructuring of the clinic's services. I've been a member of the OCD support group for the past few years, and it has been an immense help to me. I will really miss our meetings.

******************************************************

Dear Community Mental Health Clinic,

Over the past few years, the OCD support group has been a tremendous blessing to me, and I was rather upset when informed of the group's demise. Ontario's provincial government may think that there are more efficient ways of spending my money, but I depend on this service and was so happy to be in a nation that offered so much to me as a mental health patient. Now, apparently some bean counters in Toronto think that the OCD support group does not benefit me. Well those bean counters are wrong. They don't know me, and I don't know them. But I do know this OCD support group, and they know me, and I know I need this group to continue with a facilitator, here, at the clinic.

Thanks for so many good things you've done for me over the years. I know that through the OCD Support Group, not just I have been helped, but I have been able to help other OCD patients through the excellent format the experts in efficiency are so intent on destroying. Let's keep working together to make Guelph a great place for mental health patients. Please do not disband the group. Thanks.

Mentally yours,

Tad

JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 780-1057
Tad@NudistPoet.com

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The closing of our group is a done deal. Above was just my final rant. Life doesn't always work out the way we plan. I've never voted for the winning candidate in an election, either. But that won't stop me from voting. As Michael Card sings, "Hope is the helmet of each noble soldier, for only the warrior who hopes can be brave." That's from his song, "Hope," on my favourite of his albums, "Poiema."

Electronically yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Tad's webdate.com profile
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Nudist Poet Seeks His Damsel in Distress

2006-02-11

de-alive-and-well.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "ALIVE AND WELL!"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

I just about died laughing when I saw this line in a girl's dating profile:

"I'm a very easy gowing persone but can't stand stoupid ppl"

Yes, illiteracy is alive and well!

Electronically yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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2006-01-23

NELLY FURTADO

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "NELLY FURTADO"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON, I DREAMT ABOUT THE SINGER, NELLY FURTADO, LAST NIGHT, AND AFTERWARD, I SAW HER IN A VIDEO ON MUCH MUSIC. INSERT "THE TWILIGHT ZONE" THEME MUSIC HERE.

Electronically yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Tad's webdate.com profile
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Nudist Poet Seeks His Damsel in Distress

2006-01-22

de-c-e-w-harrison-ford.txt

DEAR EARTHLINGS: "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH HARRISON FORD"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

I used to live in Duanesburg, New York, a beautiful countryside neighbourhood, surrounded by hilly terrain which is magnificent in autumn. Duanesburg is not far from Schenectady and Albany. Even if you don't see the name on your map, Duanesburg is easy to find. Downtown Duanesburg "is" the intersection of Routes 7 and 20. You can't miss Duanesburg's "one" set of stop lights.

Anyway, I had a friend in Duanesburg who was a skydiver...yes, a skydiver. Skydiving is big in Duanesburg. In the warmer months, I would often see people in parachutes plummeting toward earth. The skydiving club headquartered itself at Duanesburg's little airport. My skydiver friend told me once about Duanesburg's close encounters with Harrison Ford. She wished she had been there, at his visits, to meet him; but it's still a great story.

Besides being a superstar actor, Harrison Ford is also a pilot, and, as a pilot, he was at Duanesburg's small airport. He ate at a restaurant in Duanesburg called "Jonathan's Pizza"--no relation to me, but still a nice name. Anyway, a year later he arrived back at the Duanesburg Airport and ate, once again, at Jonathan's Pizza. When he went into the restaurant, he noticed something very strange. They had mounted his plate and eating utensils from his last visit onto their wall. His response was to ask if there were anywhere else in town that he could eat.

Electronically yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, and Nudist Christian.

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057 (Home)
(519) 830-4812 (Cell)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

2006-01-05

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DEAR EARTHLINGS: "NUDE MODELLING OPPORTUNITY"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Below is info about the incredible new camera I've purchased. If you would be interested in doing any nude photographic modelling for me, please phone me at (519) 780-1057 or email me at Tad@NudistPoet.com

Thanks.

Dear Shutterbugs,

I just bought the very top of the line Panasonic Lumix digital camera.
It's a whopping 8 MegaPixels and 12x Optical Zoom. Here are the specs:
http://panasonic.ca/english/audiovideo/camerascamcorders/digitalstill/dmcfz30sk.asp

Whee! I'm nearing the crest of the photographic rollercoaster!

One never stops learning. I'm glad. In our fallen, sinful state, if we knew everything, we would be bored out of our skulls, and absolute knowledge would lead to depravities not even yet conceived of. Of course, absolute knowledge could also lead to unfathomable goodness; however, we are not perfect. So, I'm glad God is the only one with absolute knowledge, because he is the blueprint for goodness, in which no evil is possible. Oh, that we would become perfect imitators of him, "as dearly loved children." I forget the Scripture reference and am too lazy to look it up. There's a perfect example of my imperfection.

Photographically yours,

Titanium Tadpole (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Tad's webdate.com profile
http://www.webdate.com/profile.php?id=3365496
Nudist Poet Seeks His Damsel in Distress

2005-12-29

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DEAR EARTHLINGS: "HIPPOPOTAMUS CRITTERS"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

I once asked my dad (who is a pastor), "If I am a hypocrite, and I admit I am a hypocrite, do I cease to be a hypocrite?" Dad responded. "I don't know; I'll have to think about that." I said, "Don't lose any sleep over it." He said, "I won't."

Philosophically yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Tad's webdate.com profile
http://www.webdate.com/profile.php?id=3365496
Nudist Poet Seeks His Damsel in Distress

2005-12-22

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DEAR EARTHLINGS: "JUGGLING ALL THE POSSIBILITIES"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

Juggling all the possiblities, my head is spinning, but I'm having fun. I have a feeling some big purchases are coming today--a camera, a monitor, a computer chair, and a dvd writer. We'll see. I'll keep you posted on the specific models I go into debt for, if I get them.

Electronically yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Tad's webdate.com profile
http://www.webdate.com/profile.php?id=3365496
Nudist Poet Seeks His Damsel in Distress

2005-12-06

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DEAR EARTHLINGS: "TAD'S PUZZLING PERSONALITY"

Copyright © Jonathan Tad Ketchen (JTK.CA)

Dear Earthlings,

I've been obsessively practicing Rubik's Cube (http://rubiks.com) over the past month. I just broke the two minute barrier last night, solving the cube in 1 min, 57 sec. When timing myself, I usually take around 2 min, 30 sec. As long as I can keep it under 3 minutes, I'm happy, and I usually do.

I've got a long way to go though before I break the world record, currently 0 min, 11.75 sec.

In my early teens, my best cube solving time was 1 min, 30 sec. At age 14, I was even in one of the official Rubik's Cube competitions, where I received a certificate from Ideal Toy Corporation, conferring upon me "the distinguished title of CUBIST with all the rights, privileges, honors and immunities thereunto appertaining."

I just bought the Rubik's Professor Cube for a new challenge. Solving the regular 3 x 3 Rubik's Cube has gotten too easy, so now I'm hoping to conquer the Rubik's Professor Cube which is a 5 x 5 cube. I'm making progress, but haven't solved it yet. I'm not worried about how long it takes me. It's not meant for speed cubing anyway. It's a more complex construction. Moving it too fast could cause it to explode.

Cubistically yours,

Tad (JTK.CA)
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventures
http://NudeCreations.com

NudeCreations.com = JTK.CA = TadCreations.com = NudistPoet.com

Tad is an Artist, Poet, Photographer, Nude Model,
Playwright, Singer/Songwriter, & Nudist Christian.
He is also a member of The Four Seasons Family Nudist Resort
http://TheFourSeasons.com
in Freelton, Ontario, Canada (between Guelph & Hamilton).

Email Tad:
Tad@NudistPoet.com

Phone Tad:
(519) 780-1057
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Tad's webdate.com profile
http://www.webdate.com/profile.php?id=3365496
Nudist Poet Seeks His Damsel in Distress