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Capturing the Moment — Blues Series Reuion Revisited   Leave a comment

This event took place on September 17, 2005, and was first posted on this blog in September 2010. — kenne

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Poster for the September 17, 2005 Blues Series Reuion – Images by kenne

This October, the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College – Montgomery will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. One of the many successful programs that were a part of the ALL was The Blues Series, which began the same semester as ALL. Five years ago, when the College celebrated its 10th Anniversary, ALL was very involved in the all-day event, which included presenting a Blues Series Reunion. The Blues Series brought together some of Houston’s (and the country’s) best blues musicians.

— kenne

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Posted January 20, 2023 by kenneturner in Information

Low Clouds In The Foothills   1 comment

Low Clouds In The Catalina Foothills — Image by kenne

Low clouds remain

in the canyons

of the foothills

after a weekend

of much needed rain.

— kenne

 

2023.01.19: focus   2 comments

Longing For Water

shadow deer, Jan ‘23

sometimes the story 
isn’t written in the light
but etched in shadows

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Posted January 19, 2023 by kenneturner in Information

Top Two Shelves In Our Study   Leave a comment

Top Two Shelves In Our Study — Image by kenne

There are moments

down deep inside

when I scream — 

Nobody gets in

to see the wizard

not nobody, 

not no how.

— kenne

The Humble Back Of The Mountain   Leave a comment

Aspen Trail on Mt. Lemmon — Image by kenne

Sun warms the lizard’s back
and the humble back of the mountain.
A raven croaks from the top of a thermal.
The valley oak above the barn,
dying a huge branch at a time,
stands in calm mortability, content
with the warm light that has fed its leaves,
the dark waters that have fed its roots,
its acorns that have fed the woodpeckers
for five hundred rainy seasons.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

Oh, This Is Going To Be Easy   4 comments

Caricature by Dave Fitzsimmons and Images by Joy

Joy invited me to attend this month’s luncheon meeting of the Old Pueblo Women’s Club, which took place at the Lodge at Ventana Canyon. 
The speaker was Dave Fitzsimmons, a recently retired internationally known journalist/cartoonist. At one point in his amusing presentation, 
he walked over to our table and said, “Isn’t this a woke organization, and your name is Ms.” We went up to his drawing pad, took one look at me and said, 

“Oh, this is going to be easy.”

 

Painted Lady Butterfly   Leave a comment

Painted Lady Butterfly — Image by kenne

All things flourish, and each returns to its source.

— Lao Tzu

Three Little Guys Looking Up To The King   Leave a comment

Three Little Guys Looking Up To The King — Image by kenne

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

— Lao Tzu

Poolside In Tucson   Leave a comment

Looking back on a birthday posting five years ago, which was sunny, not rainy like today. — kenne

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Poolside blog IIPoolside, January 15th — Computer Art by kenne

Poolside

sun and blue sky
sunscreen and music
seaweed hat and hot tub
birthday 77 — thankful
more sunscreen
alone, why
existential moment
searching for clarity
becoming entangled
more sunscreen
music plays on

time present
time past
now, conditions
timeless moments
caught in limitation
being and un-being
feeling easy
cause for wonder
sudden shift in
sunlight
more sunscreen

— kenne

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Posted January 15, 2023 by kenneturner in Information

The Birmingham Vulcan (for MLK)   Leave a comment

This is an exciting and informative piece by Frank. I’m impressed with the connection with Birmingham, MLK, and Vulcan. Having been born on January 15th and living in Birmingham, only walking distance from the giant statue between ages 9-12, I will always feel a connection with the three. — kenne

Frank Hudson

The Holiday

Monday is Martin Luther King Day in the United States, which I take as an occasion to honor the man but also to honor the American promise that changes for the better can be achieved, albeit via earnest efforts and personal costs.

At my age King and the mid-century struggle for what was then called “Civil Rights” were not history — they were current events. I can tell you that despite the somewhat anodyne holiday we celebrate this year, these things were in King’s time as fractious and deadly as any issues today. Some of the immediate issues in the struggle were things we might now assume are self-evident, equivalent civic rights for Black Americans: the rights to vote, to travel, to sit in a restaurant, to speak for change. I assure you these things were controversial, and that it was easy to find short and long arguments…

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Posted January 15, 2023 by kenneturner in Information

A whiskey and a glass of water..   1 comment

A very good start to this Sunday morning with a muse. — kenne

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 A whiskey and a glass of water…

She gave me whiskey kisses and we danced the Texas two-step till the witches hours. She was a bad, bad woman and I wanted more and more. She loved me, I had cash for the whiskey and the side of the water. She told me, never mix together the whiskey and the water. Whiskey need to go down hard and the water make it easier. 

She told me. Let’s not trifle with love words. Words become meaningless and the only proof that matters. Is the Scottish whiskey, the good song and us, bare-ass at 4 am. You and I. Just lies and stories, we have become drunk on whiskey kisses and we loved the witches hours. We use and abuse our skin till we cannot no-more. This is all we need.

I caressed her long legs, I kissed her stomach and I wrote…

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Posted January 15, 2023 by kenneturner in Information

Foggy Morning Birthday On Tanuri Ridge   1 comment

Foggy Morning Birthday On Tanuri Ridge — Image by kenne

This sandgrain day in the bent bay’s grave
He celebrates and spurns
His driftwood eighty-second wind turned age;
Herons spire and spear.

— An age modification from Poem On His Birthday by Dylan Thomas

Capturing the Moment — Attracting Attention   1 comment

This is an old B&W I found on Flickr and first posted on the blog on January 26, 2011. Get your cameras out, guys. — kenne

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Source: Flickr — Don Hudson – Near Dexter, MI 1978

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Posted January 14, 2023 by kenneturner in Information

What You See Is Not Always What You Get   Leave a comment

Saguaros In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

The blackness

of the sky,

caused by

changing

blue to black

in Photoshop

removing all color

changing the

vibrations

captured by your

optical nerve —

what you see

is not always

what you get.

— kenne

Teenage Girls Enjoying Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Girls In Sabino Canyon at the Dam — HDR Image by kenne

Class of teenage girls

Enjoy the canyon’s beauty

On a sunny day.

— kenne

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