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Spider In Its Web   Leave a comment

DSC_1605Spider II blogSpider In Its Web — Image by kenne

“Said the cunning spider to the fly, “Dear friend, what shall I do,
To prove the warm affection I’ve always felt for you?
I have within my pantry good store of all that’s nice;
I’m sure you’re very welcome; will you please to take a slice?”
“O no, no,” said the little fly, “kind sir, that cannot be;
I’ve heard what’s in your pantry, and I do not wish to see.”

— from The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt

“Gonna Spend Some Time In Tucson”   Leave a comment

Gow gonna spend some time in Tucson has now been seven years. Who would have guessed it, not Joy. We have made a few changes, the carpet is all gone and have added a few other things. Talked to Dave while in Houston last week — still trying to get the son of a guy to come out and like the poem he wrote. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Joy and I will be moving to Tucson around the 20th of June. The plans have been in the works for a while now and things are have really picked up speed now that we have a contract on our house, with a closing date of the 18th. We will miss our friends, neighbors and family located here in the Houston area, but we will be back now and then. However, we do expect to have plenty of visitors coming to the desert southwest.

People have been asking about our new home, so I have put together a video of clips and photos taken during our February visit to Tucson. At the time, our townhouse was one of several homes at which we were looking, so I limited the video on each home, therefore not capturing a comprehensive view of each. You will note that since it was winter in…

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Posted May 28, 2017 by kenneturner in Information

Archie Bell at Ken and Mary’s Blues Project — Part III   Leave a comment

Archie Bell-1632 art II_blogArchie Bell at Ken & Mary’s Blues Project — Computer Art by kenne

Houston, Texas has a lot of legionary musicians, not the lease is Archie Bell. You all timers, like myself will remember the 50’s & 60’s group, Archie Bell & the Drells. Remember “Tighten Up?” When it comes to great R&B, Archie Bell is among the best! His appearance at Ken & Mary’s Blues Project — The Last Waltz was a real blessing for those of us who have attended the Blues Project concerts over the years.

There’s more to come.

kenne

 

A Bounty of Pigment   Leave a comment

A Bounty of Pigment_art blogComputer Art by kenne

In his robe is white
with bright colored edges
he 
sings a lullaby 
in a pale purple sound.

In this moment
the earth rotates in blue
as seen by the man
in the moon.

A bounty of pigment
his harvest of colors
randomly selected 
from the house of earth.

— kenne

On This Memorial Day Weekend — The Picture Of War   Leave a comment

First posted five years ago — “the more things change, the more they remain the same!” –kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

“The Picture of War” — Image by kenne

see this picture

the picture of war

not really

it’s not clear

so little information

not able to reason

observation void

or is it

some will reason

based on blind faith

indifferent to the truth

yet people believe

it is the truth

rather than asking

is it the truth

wars exist

fed on

indifference to the truth

prompt with careless moods

minus the circumstances

left to question

only at death

a glorious war

where men stood

and truth died

still, tomorrow comes

she can feel beside

a picture changing

no longer accepting

only asking

is it the truth

kenne

Source: Associated Press/Rocky Mountain News, Todd Heisler

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Posted May 27, 2017 by kenneturner in Information

Matching your nature with Nature   Leave a comment

Greater Road Runner-Art blogGreater Roadrunner — Computer Art by kenne

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat
match the beat of the universe,

to match your nature with Nature.

— Joseph Campbell

Blues Project — Part II   Leave a comment

Blues Project Art blogKen & Mary’s Blues Project — The Last Waltz
Computer Art by kenne

Down the east Texas road,
there is rain in the wind
as the musicians’ setup
for an evening of the blues
with friends gathering 
the last time at 
Ken and Mary’s Blues Project,
the best house concert ever.

In recent years we’ve missed
some of the concerts in
the woods 
having moved
to the desert southwest,
then last February we received
word of the “Last Waltz”
for the Blues Project —
plans were made to immediately.

With Coleman cooler,
yard chairs 
and
cameras in tow

we walked over old
bottle caps toward the  

Blues Project stage,
to be greeted with 
hugs and kisses — Welcome!

Mary announced the food
was ready and Ken shared some
background on the beginning
of what became the Blues Project.
Not long after 
the music began,
lighting lit up the darkening clouds
with thunder adding to
the magical evening.

Other than an occasional
drop or two, the music played on
until, as if the plugged was pulled,
the dark sky began to fall.
A rain delay was called
as the tarps were brought out
to covered the equipment.

Using our smartphones
we could see radar showing
the rain would be lasting
for an hour or more.
As has happened in the past,
the musicians gathered inside
to continue an evening of music.

Most of those who remained
were inside or on outside porches,
knowing the best of the evening
was yet to come —
jamming the night away
on a hot, humid night
in the piney woods of east Texas.

It may be the last waltz
for the Blues Project
but that don’t mean
the party is over,
the music still plays on
and on, and on — may
we stay forever young.

We’ve got to go, but our friends will stick around.

— kenne

 

 

 

 

 

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