Thursday, February 18, 2010

"TAD'S LIFE UPDATE: FEB. 18, 2010" ::: © JTK.CA

"TAD'S LIFE UPDATE: FEB. 18, 2010" ::: © JTK.CA

Dad's a retired pastor now, but he has had churches all over Canada and the U.S., so I've lived all over North America.

Eventually, I got my Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University (, Valparaiso, Indiana. My major was ART (with a GRAPHIC DESIGN concentration), and my individualized minor was THEATRE AND DANCE. Naturally, this all led to several janitorial jobs ;-)

Now I'm permanently and happily settled in Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"), Ontario, Canada, eh? I've been in my own Guelph apartment for 9 years -- it's the longest I've lived in one spot. Since 2004, I've been retired on Disability pensions for my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I've always wanted the life of a cat, and now I have it! ;-)

My parents live just 2 km down the road from me, and I go to their place for supper each night.

Of my brothers and I, I am 42, Mike is 41, and Steve is 36. Mike and Steve both live in Scotia, NY (near Albany), with their families.

I'm still single and desperate, but I'm a lot more content with my perpetual singlehood than I used to be. As much as I'd like to come home to someone, it is kind of nice to not come home to someone ;-)

Life is good, and I'm happy.

JTK.CA stands for JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN Creative Adventurer. Stay tuned to my MAIN blog JTK.CA which is updated most often. You'll find my many other blogs on my website (including my art, photography, stories, poetry, etc.). My HQ for all my creations on the web is (18+) (yes, I'm a nudist). And (18+) is my site devoted solely to my nude modelling and my nude photography.

Monday, December 6, 1999


During my parents' and my second stint living in Duanesburg, NY (after Valparaiso, IN), I was living alone for a few months, in nearby Amsterdam, NY, doing graphic design for Amsterdam Printing & Litho, a company that prints business info on the sides of pens, logos on mugs, etc. I was part of the graphic clean-up crew. Because of certain limitations in the printing technology, I had to tweak even the good images, so that they would end up looking good on the final printed products. Anyway, to make a short story long (something at which I excel), I showed my personal portfolio to Heather, my boss, and "INVASION" ( was one of her favourites. She also liked my graphic version of the name "EMILY" (, inspired by Emily (Cronin) Barajas, one of my best friends while studying at Valparaiso University (

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