RJ's Corner

This is a Puzzle??

I never thought I would see the day I had a few weeks ago. What happened is a puzzle to me.  I never thought I would react the way I did.  Okay, I don’t want to make this… Read More

War Is Not the Answer.. Spending

Why do we as a society allow our war machine to gobble up so much of our taxes.  Do we really need to spend so much in money and young people’s lives to be the policemen of the… Read More

About James…

In order to make sure you are aware of who wrote one of the most important letters in the Christian Bible I deem it appropriate to make this post primarily about James, the brother of Jesus himself. Some… Read More

Early Christians and War….

During my extensive three-year study of Christianity one of the things I learned was that during the early years of Christianity when a Roman soldier wanted to be a Christian the first thing he had to do was… Read More

Daring ’em to Make Good…

We elect our Presidents, be they Republican or Democrat, then go home and start daring ’em to make good. – April 1, 1935  Will Rogers Sometimes I can really get down to that deep thinking. I mean the… Read More

Having Our Say…..

Behind me in my study is a twelve-foot wall of bookshelves containing many of the books I have read over the years. In order to make room for new ones I regularly clean out all the “technology” books… Read More

Its Got To Come From Somewhere….

  The difference between the rich and the poor grows greater every year. Our distribution of wealth is getting more uneven all the time. A man can make a million and he is on every page in the… Read More

I Can Hear the Clock Ticking…….

  It seems that even though I am deaf I can loudly hear the clock of my life ticking away lately. For that reason I have started up yet another list. If you ask my wife she will… Read More

Smart But Don’t Know Much…

There is something about a Republican politician, they are smart but they just don’t know much. – July 4, 1934  Will Rogers I’m totally convinced that Will would also include most of today’s Democrat politicians in this quote…. Read More

James and the Battle Within…

  What causes fights and quarrels  among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle  within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill.  You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you… Read More

God Is….

I am by no means a sports fan but it was hard to not know about all the mania around Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos lately. There was much talk about how it was written that God… Read More

Pleasant Hill…

Here is another picture taken on our recent visit to Pleasant Hill Shaker Village in Kentucky. BTW By the way.  I have brought up a new category under the Off The Top listings entitle “Oil and Vinegar”. This… Read More

U.S. drinking is up, but …

Source: U.S. drinking is up, but tastes, norms vary – USATODAY.com. Consumption of alcohol hit a 25-year high in 2010, when 67% of Americans reported drinking alcoholic beverages, according to a Gallup poll. That’s a level unseen since the… Read More

Do Or Say Anything….

If it weren’t so pathetic it would be laughable how these guys will do or say anything to get elected.  It’s time to put on your “Peace” badge Newt and join the Occupiers you thoroughly dissed last week.

Make Getting Married as Expensive as Divorce….

I maintain that it should cost as much to get married as it does to get divorced. Make it look like marriage is worth as much as divorce, even if it ain’t. That would also make the preachers… Read More

‘Digitally Destroy’ Textbook Publishing….

via Apple To Announce Tools, Platform To ‘Digitally Destroy’ Textbook Publishing | Epicenter | Wired.com MacInnis sees Apple as possibly up-ending the traditional print publishing model for the low-end, where basic information has for many years remained locked behind… Read More

Thank You Supreme Court??

Source: Billionaire gives $5 million to pro-Gingrich group – Local News – Indianapolis, IN – msnbc.com. The Washington Post first reported the $5 million contribution. Politico reported last month that Adelson was prepared to spend $20 million to help… Read More

Is There a Basic Difference Between Republicans and Democrats

George W. Bush Source:  What is George W. Bush Doing Now That He is Not President?. In the two years since he left office, George Bush wrote a book called Decision Points. The memoir was acquired by The… Read More

Wisdom… Two Varieties..

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do… Read More

On The Road in Front of the House….

This is a picture of a regular occurrence on our road this time of year.

Will Rogers

You can look at half the guy’s stomachs in the world, and you can see they don’t know how to order for themselves. -November 18, 1934  — Will Rogers. This quote says it all.  I don’t need to add… Read More

Healthcare Spending…

Source: Report: 1% of Americans paid 22% of health care costs in 2009 – USATODAY.com. Just 1% of Americans accounted for 22% of health care costs in 2009, according to a federal report released Wednesday. That’s about $90,000 per person,… Read More

People Don’t Know What They Want Until You Give It to Them..

via MacBook Air, Ultrabook spell doom for optical drive | Nanotech – The Circuits Blog – CNET News Apple is different. The Apple of Steve Jobs held focus groups in contempt. In essence, Jobs believed consumers don’t know what… Read More

The Cash Cow….

source:  Santorum Becomes Millionaire in Six Years After U.S. Senate Loss. Since his 2006 re-election defeat, the former Pennsylvania lawmaker has gone from being one of the poorer members of the U.S. Senate to earning $1.3 million between… Read More

Carrying the World…

America can carry herself and get along in pretty fair shape, but when she stops and picks up the whole world and puts it on her shoulders she just can’t “get it done.” – March 15, 1933 Will… Read More

New Military Strategy, Same Old War Mentality

Source: email from Friends Committee on National Legislation “Until our policymakers start recognizing that clinging to visions of global military domination only undermines security, we’ll be stuck with the same old war mentality wrapped in a shiny new… Read More

S.F. Jellyfish

Here is a picture I took in 2009 at the aquarium on Fishers Wharf in San Francisco. Jellyfish just don’t seem real to me. I was totally entranced by this display.

James The Brother of Jesus – Faith Without Works is Dead…..

I want to get back to our study of the Book of James in the Bible.  To me this is one of the most important books in the Bible as it tells us most directly how to live… Read More

Notable Tech Products from 2011

USA TODAY’s notable tech products from 2011 – USATODAY.com. If you seniors out there want to learn about some of the tech innovations in 2011 I would suggest you read this article.  There are about a dozen significant… Read More

Galena Cellars…

I’m going back a ways for this In The Slow Lane photo but it is from Galena Illinois which was the home of U.S. Grant. It is really a nice place to visit. The town is very well maintained in… Read More

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