Poetic Tribute to Dean Kohlhoff
"THE TOWER OF BABEL CONTINUED
(Inspired by and in memory of
my history professor,
Dean W. Kohlhoff, Ph.D.)"
Copyright © JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
Man's quest to reach eternity
On his own,
Without the Eternal One,
Has always been doomed
To reach and fail.
From pyramids to higher towers
Man's never reached his higher powers.
Trying to create his own Creator,
Logic has slipped his mind
(In the name of logic),
And his million religions miss the Divine.
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Tad's Note: Dr. Dean W. Kohlhoff (1933-1997) was my history professor, at Valparaiso University (www.valpo.edu), Valparaiso, Indiana, where he also became my friend. His enthusiasm for Egyptology, inspired me to write the poem above. I gave him a framed copy of the poem, which he prominently displayed in his office, on top of his filing cabinet. I would often pop into his office unannounced, and sit down and we'd enjoy a friendly chat. He was a genuine man with a zest for life, and I truly miss him.
Dr. Kohlhoff loved Alaska, and was an expert on it. He told me he actually drove his motorcycle from Valparaiso, Indiana, to Alaska! He was also an expert on the history of Alaska, with two books to his credit. Here are a couple of links regarding his books:
"Amchitka and the Bomb: Nuclear Testing in Alaska" by Dean W. Kohlhoff
"When the Wind Was a River: Aleut Evacuation in World War II" by Dean Kohlhoff
(Another link for this book is here)
Love in Christ
(the best kind),
Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"), Ontario, Canada, eh?
JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN
Artist, Poet, Photographer, and Nude Model
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