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A Mother’s Boy Remembers His Mom On Mother’s Day   1 comment

Agnes on Valentine’s Day 2004 At Her Assisted Living Facility, Spring Texas — Image by kenne

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people
will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

Cartoon de Jour — Mother’s Day   2 comments

Two women are talking beside a cosmetics display in a store.
 
 
“For Mother’s Day, my mom would like the activism of her youth to not be for nothing.”
by Ali Solomon May 5, 2022, in The New Yorker

Petal Wings   Leave a comment

Petal Wings — Photo-Artistry by kenne

My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.

I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.

— Dylan Thomas

Nature Doing Its Thing   3 comments

Nature Doing Its Thing — Bee On Prickly Pear Cactus Image by kenne

 

A Visitor On The Wall   Leave a comment

Greater Roadrunner On Patio Wall — Image by kenne

April thirty-four

A future date from the past

Trust at the moment.

— kenne

Knowing and Not-Knowing   Leave a comment

ON THIS DAY, 2017 –kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Maiden Pools HikeSomewhere in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Continuing the Process of Becoming

I may not know where the trail leads,
which is what inspires me to take it.

Knowing and Not-Knowing

We are all concerned with our competence and the competence of others. Most people are interested in being more competent and surrounding themselves with competent people. The key to our level of competence is our level of knowledge.

In Zen practice, knowledge involves the interplay between knowing and not-knowing. However, it is crucial not to conclude that not-knowing means you don’t know. On the contrary, not-knowing means not being limited to what you know.

Maybe things are this way, but perhaps they are not. (Philosophically, it can be important to help people realize what they do not know is a necessary part of knowledge. But such a paradoxical thought, from a learning and teaching point of view, is confronted with the

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Posted May 6, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Hermit Thrush Forging On The Ground   2 comments

Hermit Thrush (The Huntington Botanical Gardens)– Image by kenne

Foraging on ground

Picking up insects on soil

Hermit thrush blends in.

— kenne

 

Hedgehog Cactus Blossoms   2 comments

Hedgehog Cactus (genus Echinocereus) Blossoms — Image by kenne

The hedgehog cactus earned its name because its short, spiny stems resemble hedgehogs.
The blossoms last for five days, opening in the morning and closing at night. 

 

May The 4th Be With You   1 comment

Posted May 4, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Karesansui Gardens    Leave a comment

Karesansui Gardens (The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens) — Panorama Image by kenne

Who speaks the sound of an echo?
Who paints the image in a mirror?
Where are the spectacles in a dream?
Nowhere at all — that’s the nature of mind!

—  Tantric Buddhist Women’s Songs

Easter Is Gone, But Not The Bunny In The Moment   Leave a comment

Easter Is Gone, But Not The Bunny — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Existence only becomes clear through reason;

reason only has content through existence.

By philosophizing, I seek to call attention to the limits of knowledge,

not with the skeptical purpose of disposing of knowledge altogether,

but rather in order to let the truth which always lies just beyond

those limits shine through for a moment.”

— kenne

Property Line Outside Tucson   Leave a comment

Property Line Outside Tucson– Image by kenne

Three Sketches of Anxiety

I’ve got two hands and an urge
to yank out your teeth,

my lover said, dropping the dress
she made from my shirt

to the floor, to see the landscape
a mouth of holes might look like
.

Maybe jagged potholes on a rainslick
street
, she said, climbing over

the bed. Maybe, she winked, a prairie
dog town in West Texas after a flood
.

Curtis Bauer

Completing my National Poetry Month daily posting with two beautiful pieces   Leave a comment

The Parlando Project has ended Poetry Month with the crown jewel, so I feel an obligation to share with my followers. Excellent work, Frank.

Frank Hudson

It’s been quite the job of work to do daily posts with new lyric videos here this April in celebration of National Poetry Month, and I haven’t taken the time yet to see what impact those extra efforts have had. Though I was re-releasing already recorded audio pieces from the earliest years of this six-year Project this month, even the fairly simple lyric videos took more time than you might think — and then there was the selection of which pieces to present, as well as writing a few hundred words on what I currently thought of each of them.

Well, not only is today the last day of National Poetry Month, it’s International Jazz Day, and I felt I needed to make a nod to that today. So, let’s play two!

The first piece is, I think, one of the prettiest of the more than 600 performances we’ve presented:…

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Posted May 2, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

Capturing the Moment — White-winged Dove   2 comments

First posted on May 30, 2011. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

White-winged Dove — Image by kenne

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Redwing Blackbirds At Sweetwater Wetlands   Leave a comment

Redwing Blackbirds Are Very Common At The Sweetwater Wetlands Park In Tucson (April 29, 2022) — Images by kenne

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