10/12/14

Kenny has moved

"A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out." George Bernard Shaw
"Courtesy is as much as mark of gentleman as courage." Theodore Roosevelt
"If the gentleman has ability, he is magnanimous, generous, tolerant, and straightforward, through which he opens the way to instruct others." Xun Zi




We were blessed to be part of the sideshow.
He will be missed.

Kenneth Ray Kirkham

15 comments:

kikz said...

wow ap..

thx... saw the news over on viz's place... had noticed there was no new post since mid sept....


kikz

Switters said...

A tremendous force for good, I can only wonder how many thousands like myself were awakened by his blog and inspired by his civility. See you on the other side brother.

nobody said...

Thanks AP,

That's sad news. I always liked Kenny. In wondering how I might put into words what I liked about him - his level headedness, his moderate tone, his sense of what was and wasn't reasonable - I realised that you'd already nailed it with your use of the word Gentleman. Good call.

The other thing I would say, which I think a lot of people missed, was that he was a properly superior writer. He had that marvellous knack of writing simply and clearly and arriving the reader at the point he wanted to make almost unaware that they'd been reading at all.

Which is all well and good, but hidden within this simplicity lay a true lyricism. I'm unsurprised to learn that Kenny was a musician. Looking back it was obvious. Was he a songwriter? He certainly had the makings of a poet in him.

Writing ability aside, it's no small thing for a fellow to stand up in public and say No. It's not as easy as it looks. Kenny did that, and he did it with style, with grace, with aplomb. Certainly I will miss him but I'm only one of many, many.

My condolences to his family and friends.

Vale Kenny.

best,

n

A. Peasant said...

Yes, yes. He made it look easy, and its not easy at all.

We are living in a hellish time, with every manner of treachery and deception, at every turn. kenny gave the benefit of the doubt to every person. Amazing graciousness, spine always inckuded.

Just really a treasure of a man. A godfather. I hope he is laughing and having every question answered right now. May we all meet someday on the other side,

kikz said...

and also, thanks ap for letting us know, and hi noby, long time no type... hope you're well....

kikz

nobody said...

HaHa!

Yes, I saw your name there and thought, 'Yay! Kikz!'. My two favourite chicks in one place. Glad to see you're still out and about.

But still hanging at Les Visible's? Ayah, you'll have to include me out of that one. I can no longer take him seriously anymore. I see that Mike Rivero has resumed featuring him again but it just reads like parody to me now.

Anyway, I hope you and the family are all well. Oh wait! Dallas! Ebola central! Have you been reading about colloidal silver? Weirdly enough I'm off into the city today to buy some five oz silver ingots ($20 a pop) and a battery charger for a bit of the old DIY. Should be interesting.

Sure! No income, no home, no idea what I'm doing or where I'm going but I'm going to make me some colloidal silver. Like that makes sense. The soundtrack for this senselessness is Road To Nowhere by Talking Heads or The Passenger by Iggy Pop. Hard to know which.

And off I go now!

n

kikz said...

well, noby, ya could'a said hi.!.. :P
no, not still hangin' at viz's... haven't in years... it was on a lark, a visible oragami lark on wrh....only reason that i went by...

i can't get thru the last fewof his i've tried to bother to read...

family and i are holding breath.. the kids all work in retail and we have many recent imports in the area.... as you've noticed..
just after it broke about patient zero, i had take mum to the ER she popped a blood vessel under the skin around her eye.. wouldn't have bothered, but she'd run head on into a metal pole (walking) at work.. and had a goose egg.. so it was back to chk that she didnt' have some weird sort of brain bleed.. she's fine... eyeroll... but.. i walk in the door to the ER on that Sun night.. what is in a chair, across from the intake desk, an african woman, shaking w/fever.. we're some 25 mi north of where pt. zero was/and hosp.. but it was still unnerving.. we went off down the other end of the hall, and waited..
couple of weeks ago.. so i'm hoping we aren't zombie bound... as i've heard nothing on the woman we saw.. hopefully it was just some cholera or friendly malaria (weak smile) or this latest entero 86 that mimics polio..... fun eh?....blinkblink...
can ya tell i've had quite enough diversity yet?.......


now we have patient one... zero died.a you now and now one of the poor nurses that tended the asshole w/o proper bunny suit is now infected.. i expect more such announcements in the near future..... there is no telling how far this has spread...until we actually know....

hmm, hav heard of colloidal silver, but haven't done any research.

i'm in 3rd yr of online uni.. got a 2yr degree, an assoc's. in accounting. but hav now switched over to mgmt...came out w/a 3.98GPA and so far, second session, of jr. yr.......and ugggh statistics.. holdin my 4.0 by the skin of my teeth.. next wk, is finally the end of the 8wk session,,,,,, tu ye Godz.... stat is drivin me crazy.....

twins are in college they go the cheap route to local uni, to get their gen. ed outta the way w/o any debt,then on to UTD, uni of tx at dallas..... baby is a senior in h.s.... time fliez... and now kenny's gone...... i always appreciated him frm a far...

soundtrack here switches from 1984 set to buffalo springfield's For What it's worth... to....... Camp of the Saints set to some ac/dc screamer version of 'thriller'...zombie apocalypse for halloween... sigh......

well, clutterd up ap's board enuff and given the 5eyes or w ever tf the nsa......bcdegfg call themselves that monitors everything we do online.. ..... and i've turned into a rabid racist since the blacks have declared open war on whites in the streets here in the US w/the knockout game and wilding..... that's all the news from big dee.......hugz*

A. Peasant said...

no worries, chat all you like. it's nice to see people alive.

my impression of ebola is psyop. but meanwhile they are letting all manner of immigrants and diseased immigrants in, and that you won't hear about whatever disease is the true concern. with ebola, they keep telling us all this horrible stuff but if you look at the pics they're all people laying on stretchers and honest to God i don't see a bleeding anything anywhere. these people could be sick and dying from anything or nothing, but i don't buy ebola. my guess is it's a shiny scary thing to herd the panicked sheeple into a vaccine. then they will get sick and die and it will all be conflated together so the cause and effect is presented to suit the narrative.

Saladin said...

A tragic loss. RIP friend.

kikz said...

very well could be ap, i'm not taking any shot from the gov......... i know entero86, drug resistant tb and other god awfulstuff comin up from south of the border and thru the airports as well, is scary stuff..put right into the public school systems. the entero86 is showing polio like presentations in other states..

i don't put anything past anyone...

i just don't think my kids should have to die because the insane gov that runs this country won't even temporarily stop visas/travel or institute mandatory quarantine of w. africans or recent travelers to affected countries, or manage the border as they are tasked to do.........gee, cuz that'd be racist and sheiiiit........to secure the safety and general welfare of our citizenry first... then go help others if we could...that's the first rule of first responders their safety....and for communicable disease.. containment.

'they' may in fact be the vector for it.. i don't know... tulane has been dabbling w/it for ages.. of course the mil has been harvesting hot zones for who knows how long???? i don't care.. it shouldn't be here, he should've never been issued a visa....nor allowed to leave sierra leone......we do not have the facilities to handle an outbreak of it here.. in no time at all, what little infrastructurewe do have would be overwhelmed.. if that's the plan, it's definitely seems to be moving apace.....

so that's life in Big D.. how's tricks in your neck of the woods, noby and ap? hope you and yours are well too ap?

A. Peasant said...

agreed completely kikz. i saw some youtube of a border patrol whistleblower a couple of months back, and he said they are letting in the scum of the earth and people with diseases, just usher them right in so they can get to work destroying this country. and yeah, all sorts of things could be afoot. no doubt they have diseases cooked up in the Fort Detrick labs and facilities around the world, ready to go.

things here mainly suck, but thanks for asking...

dublinsmick said...

Really going to miss him.

kikz said...

ap, have ya seen noby around, he's MIA.... last email was rather cryptic.. not in a good way, it had a rather finite quality to it....... if you see him, thump him for me....:( he said he'd email again, and it's been weeks.... :/ thx hon... hope you and yours hav had a nice turkeyday.....

A. Peasant said...

Hey kikz, i have not heard from him either. He emailed me to say he had somethng to mail and i replied and thats the last i heard from him. ....

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Peter said...

Hullo AP,
Strange, I have not been on line for almost 2 months. First time to your blog and this news of Kenny's passing. His blog was always rock solid.Where do I go to find out what he died of? Was in natural? An accident?
Nobs admires you in the same way I do. You inspire a nurturing environment. Wise and selfless, a real earth mother.
We just do the best we can, muddle through.
Thank you gentle woman.

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