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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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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"
by JTK.CA
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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

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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

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