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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)
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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
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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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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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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)
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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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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

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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

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Singer/Songwriter, and Nudist Christian

Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 780-1057