Keenan’s unbirthday

Just like when i was a kid, my friends are getting older.  Everyday.

And when they have birthdays, i ignore them, mostly.  Except with some regularity Facebook reminds me that i should be taking this day seriously.  So i write a quasi snarky love letter to these people.  Here is a recent one to Keenan

Sn internationalist and networker

An internationalist and networker

Forget birthdays. Instead i meditate on the long productive arch of your life. i know no one else who can build buildings with only chocolate chip cookies (okay, they were really good and fresh baked and all). Someone who sees that the joy of living in community is integrally tied with your ability to clean up messes you had nothing to do with making. i see a man who designed a home school curriculum which if employed nationally would not only end all wars and poverty but would result in fantastic bizarre playground construction from coast to coast. A man who successfully fights entropy and keeps old mills from falling to the river with some combination of cheerful intent, crafty asking for help and endless fortitude. You are a community hero and we are lucky to have you.

Part of a long line of silly people

Part of a long line of silly people

He is the son of a CIA turncoat who would come to Twin Oaks for a visitor period perhaps 30 years ago now and never left (tho he travels extensively).

I met Keenan years before i lived at Twin Oaks. He came to visit us at Paradox House in San Francisco.  He installed our shower curtain over our weird bathtub.  We called it “the Keenan” for years after he left.  Most people who called it that never met him.

And this is a bit his legacy all manner of unusual things which he created which other people use and enjoy, often without even knowing he is responsible.

Happy unbirthday my friend.  And many returns of the day.

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4 responses to “Keenan’s unbirthday”

  1. newworldpractice says :

    This is Beautiful 🙂 Happy Birthday, Keenan! And Pax – thanks for your word art, it’s so connecting and adds so much to weaving us together – Keenan builds things that bring us together, and you write stories of interconnectedness!!! I greatly appreciate them, they carry on into the future. ❤

  2. Pierre Hanjoul says :

    Keenan Dakota !  Please wish him a happy birthday for me. Bye

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  3. Stephanie says :

    yay, this message and Keenan are great!

  4. steven mentor says :

    Keenan hits to all fields with power. And he’s probably got magical powers. Not sure about that last point.

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