RJ's Corner

About Representative Bachmann……

I see from the pundits reports of the first Republican Presidential debate that the House member from Minnesota is considered one of the front runners in the coming election. It looks like she has stole Ms. Palin’s thunder…. Read More


Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Monument – June 2009    [One of the most spiritual historic sites I have ever visited]

The Rites of Retirement….

One of the rites of retirement is being able to take a vacation pretty much whenever you want.  Well, my wife and I want! We will soon be heading out for our Canada and New England trip. This… Read More

Will Rogers Quote

Do the best you can and don’t take life too serious  – Will Rogers 

It's Done

It’s Done… (but it’s never really done) I finally completed the merging of five of my six blogs to this site! I hope you like what you find here. Don’t forget to bookmark this new blog and remove… Read More

I’m Getting Too Serious For My Own Good….

The Democrats take the whole thing as a joke. Republicans take it serious, but run it like it was a joke   — Will Rogers Some of my posts lately have just been too serious for my own… Read More

Workers as Liabilities….

In the old days, I’m talking about pre-Reagan, a company’s workers were considered an asset but it seems like today they have turned into a liability.  I read an article recently (I don’t remember the source right now… Read More

Anheuser-Busch Horse Barn, St. Louis – June 2007

Anheuser-Busch Horse Barn, St. Louis – June 2007 This might be an unusual framing of this photo as it is inside the barn instead of outside.

Then and Now

I thought I would look back at our homestead ten years ago and now. It is amazing how things have grown so much but still stayed pretty much the same.

That's for Sure….

I have been around for sixty some years now and I think this is the first time I have seen Republicans who are against a war. I always assumed they never saw a war they didn’t like.  I guess this… Read More

Where To Live in My Senior Years…

A couple of posts ago I talked about how I chose to spend my fixed income in my senior years. One thing that has a huge effect on how I would spend my money was where I was… Read More

House Hunters??

I must admit that during my semi-required down time each day I am a sucker for the TV show entitled House Hunters on HGTV. I’m also not one to shy away from technology so I have a digital… Read More

Those Who Don't Know History Are….

Being a history nut I like the old saying “those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it”. The premise behind this statement is that we should know what got us into past problems so we don’t… Read More

Wall Street

Every Nation must have it legalized form of gambling. We have our Wall Street –Will Rogers — 1933

Will Rogers Quote

I have been away from quotes by my hero Will Rogers for a while. I am bringing them back starting now. There ain’t any finer folks living than a Republican that votes the Democratic ticket. –Will Rogers —

Internet RFD….(Chasing the Web)

A recent post about the post office got me to thinking about the Internet and how it is not available, at least at a reasonable speed, to those of us in more rural areas. I am the last… Read More

Southern Indiana – Oct 2008

Conservatism and….

Source: Column: You can’t reconcile Ayn Rand and Jesus – USATODAY.com. The source article is about how many conservatives have put Ayn Rand on a pedestal lately. It goes into how much of her philosophy runs very contrary to… Read More

Up On The Mountain…..

I have a favorite place at our homestead where I tend to spend hours at a time in the Spring and Summer months. Since it is the highest place on our property I call it “Up on the… Read More

Hoosier Cabinet – Ft. Myers FL – Oct 2002

This is a picture of a Hoosier Cabinet that I found in the summer home of Thomas Edison. Since my furniture shop which I shut down in 2006 used to make reproduction Hoosiers I snapped pictures of them… Read More

I Hate Glossy Screens!!!!

Ok, I have had enough; I just can’t take it any more.  Whoever invented the glossy computer/tablet/netbook screens must live in a windowless, unlit world.  I am a techie person; I always have been. I bought my first… Read More

Indianapolis – 2003

This is a picture of Indianapolis taken outside of the Indiana Historical Society building there.

Mayowood Mansion – MN 2003

The Mayowood mansion was the home of the founders of the Mayo Clinic.

Am I Biased??…. Of Course I Am..

Am I biased about anything?  Of course I am. I, like everyone else have life experiences that have taught me certain lessons. And of course growing up I picked up many opinions from my parents and others around… Read More

What To Do About Medicare??

No this post is not about how to gut Medicare as seems to be the topic of today. Instead it is about my personal travels of getting signed up for it. As I announced before I am at… Read More

County Fair July 2006

Living in a small town means the county fair is probably the event of the year. That is certainly the case for our small town.

It Is Hard Being Against Everything….

Source:  Editorial Cartoons – USATODAY.com Photos. I wonder what an elephant would look like without its trunk? I think it would look like a very strange character. But that is indeed what the current crop of Republicans have… Read More

Retirement Rule #77

Spend your fixed income on what is important to you, not today’s marketers. Ok so this is kind of bogus post in that I don’t know what the 76 retirement rules might be that precede this one. :) But that… Read More

Pleasant Hill KY – 2003

For me this is one of the most perfectly composed pictures I have ever taken.  It is of the top storage area in the main community building for the Shaker village. I have been there on several occasions… Read More

About Fox News….

sen·sa·tion·al·ism [sen-sey-shuh-nl-iz-uhm] –noun 1. subject matter, language, or style producing or designed to produce startling or thrilling impressions or to excite and please vulgar taste. 2. the use of or interest in this subject matter, language, or style: The cheap tabloids relied on sensationalism to increase their circulation. When I ran across this definition the absolutely first thing I thought of was Fox News.  I also admit that after thinking of it a bit MSNBC also came to… Read More


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