Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

Greater Roadrunner Sitting On Nest   3 comments

Nesting Roadrunner blogGreater Roadrunner Sitting On Nest In A Cholla Cacti — Image by kenne

A capitalist society requires a culture based on images.
It needs to furnish vast amounts of entertainment in order to
stimulate buying and anesthetize the injuries of class, race, and sex.”

—  from “On Photography” by Susan Sontag

Does It Matter . . .   3 comments

Saguaro Cactus B&W-1154 blog.jpgSaguaro Cactus In Sabino Canyon — Black & White Image by kenne

“Does it matter whether one is required to complete the work
or whether one is free to desist from the work
if you must meet a final art that certainly you did not make?”

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“Philosophical problems are conceptual confusions
that arise when a form of utterance appropriate
to one mode of discourse is mistakenly used in the wrong context
Confusions must be unpicked employing ordinary uses of language.”

— from Tom Turner’s Notes

 

Riparian Landscape In Sabino Canyon   2 comments

MMM 02-04-13Riparian Landscape, Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

As I grow older
the world becomes
stranger with new
challenges paired with
my 
own anxieties from
which I work on
a new story of life.

— kenne

A Series of Nonsequiturs   Leave a comment

Tom Turner (1 of 1) art blog.jpgTom Turner — Image by kenne

Tom once wrote:

“Complications,
ambiguities,
nonsequiturs.
I keep 
searching
for clarity . . . lucidity;
knowing each time I seek that
I’ll become more entangled.

No. I’m not bored.
Just scared.
I’m 
moving toward
a sort-of silence . . .

I know what you’re thinking —
Bull-shit!
Bull shit!
Bull Shit!

Since the
significant things

I want to say
have the wrong

inflections;
intonations

for most arenas
of conversation:

I ramble on
into oblivion.

A series of nonsequiturs.” 

— Tom Turner
        (7/27/84)

Day’s End   3 comments

Sunset 2011-08-11 at 19-54-21 blogDay’s End — Image by kenne

Any sorrows the day may bring
cannot last beyond day’s end 
dying in the eyes of the setting sun. 

— kenne

Watching The Parade Go By   Leave a comment

St. Pat's Day Parade DSC_1484 blogWatching The Parade Go By (Tucson St. Patrick Day)– Image by kenne

Standing or sitting
the parade goes by.
Children screaming
their laughter rings.

One time she did the same
now an emptiness from
which joy comes producing
flashbacks in her mine.

If she wrote poems, they
would reach helplessly
towards forever-lost pasts
only to glimpse the future.

— kenne

 

 

Try On Your Lens of Celebration   1 comment

poudre-river-wildflowers-1-of-1-14-blogMy daughter Kate and grandson Kenne Jaxon — Image by kenne

Each week I get an image, like a postcard from Dewitt Jones. His images are inspiring, and his voice is my voice. So, I share his TEDx with you — enjoy. — kenne

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