RJ's Corner

I Went To MIT…..

When I show people this picture they ask me if I went to MIT and I say yes.  As a matter of fact it was also in the same week that I went to Harvard and Yale. ;)

The Trouble With Wall Street Is……

The trouble with Wall Street is well, Wall Street. Those folks in New York City, especially Manhattan, think they are the center of the universe. Lets move our financial institutions to Omaha Nebraska.  That will give them more… Read More

And He Went Home One Night….

  I, like so many others was saddened to see the death of Whitney Houston. She became famous just before I went deaf so I sort of remember some of her songs. She indeed had a rare talent…. Read More

How to call the police when you’re old, and don’t move fast anymore..

I just got this from a niece and wanted all you seniors to learn the correct way to call the police :)  This is supposed to be a true story. George Phillips, an elderly man, from Walled Lake,… Read More

The Uncounted Deaths of War…..

Source:  NYT: Risks of Afghan war shift to contractors – World news – The New York Times – msnbc.com. This is a war where traditional military jobs, from mess hall cooks to base guards and convoy drivers, have… Read More

Foggy Morning….

  THis picture was taken a few weeks ago off my front porch. It is looking into the foggy woods with the rising sun.  The picture doesn’t really capture the true sense of the moment but it does… Read More

On The Road Again…..

We will be on the road again in about a week and I am going to do my usual “on the road” daily blog posts giving you my observations and experience of what we visit.  This time we… Read More

Do You Want To Be A Published Author??

Source: Apple scores with digital textbooks and app – USATODAY.com. To encourage development, Apple launched iBooks Author, a free authoring tool for the Mac that encourages anyone to produce their own iBook textbooks, cookbooks, how-tos and other works. Apple… Read More

If God Is Love – Part 5

This is the last installment for the review of the book “If God Is Love” that I brought over from my other blog.  This book was a major factor in forming my current view of the Church of… Read More

Looking Back…

I have been thinking about it lately so wanted to post a picture taken from the restaurant on top of the World Trade Center in 1999. It was very strange to look down and see helicopters flying around…. Read More

History Is…..

History ain’t what it is. It’s what some writer wanted it to be.  – Will Rogers Oh Will you sage!! How did so many wise things come from your lips?  Another way of saying this is that “history… Read More

Every Wrinkle Is A Picture….

Great artists say that the most beautiful thing in the world is a baby. Well, the next is an old lady, for every wrinkle is a picture. – Will Rogers I guess some people are just not historians,… Read More

Permanently Geared To War…..

Source: Presidential campaign inevitably boosts war with Iran – latimes.com. This should be a very somber topic for all of us but given the Republican presidential candidates it seems to be otherwise. The eagerness to go to war is… Read More

An Ode to Capitalism…..

Source: Drugmakers have paid $8 billion in fraud fines – USATODAY.com. The nation’s largest drugmakers have paid at least $8 billion in fines for repeatedly defrauding Medicare and Medicaid over the past decade, but they remain in business with… Read More

Welcome To The Future?

Source: Mooresville School District, a Laptop Success Story – NYTimes.com. The district’s graduation rate was 91 percent in 2011, up from 80 percent in 2008. On state tests in reading, math and science, an average of 88 percent of… Read More

If God is Love… Part 3

This is the third of five posts I made on the book If God is Love by Philip Gulley. I have slightly modified it from when it was written over at RedLetterLiving last July. This is a continuation of my… Read More

My Best Friend…

Seeing a fellow blogger talk about his new pet reminded me that I have been getting too serious on this blog lately. So I thought it was time to kick back on this post and show you one… Read More

Albert You Are Safe, For Now…..

Source:  Cosmic Log – Flaw found in faster-than-light setup. Months after researchers reported that they measured neutrinos traveling faster than light, they’re finding that the incredible result may have been due to a bad connection rather than a… Read More

Pentagon – a 10% Budget Cut Is Out Of The Question…..

via Why Pentagon, facing ‘doomsday’ spending cuts, refuses to plan for them – CSMonitor.com. Pentagon brass say they won’t even brook the possibility that $487 billion in mandated spending cuts – their ‘doomsday’ scenario – will actually come to… Read More

Employers say they can’t find workers

Source:  Life Inc. – Role reversal: Employers say they cant find workers. “Employers are getting pickier and pickier,” Holmes said. “We want the perfect person to walk through the door.”Other experts also are seeing evidence that employers just… Read More

Deserves a Second Showing….

I am bringing back one of my favorite posts for January of last year. It seems appropriate given all we have learned from the twenty-odd, and I mean odd, Republican debates we have had to endure so far…. Read More

Late Deafened Culture??

I have had some questions and some search engine links to my blog about a “late deafened culture” so I want to talk a little about that here. As I mentioned on other posts I have been deaf… Read More

Book Review – If God Is Love (Part 2)

This is the second post of five about the book by Philip Gulley entitled If God is Love. Like the first installment last Sunday this one was also pulled from one of my other blogs at RedLetterLiving.net  I… Read More

I Enjoy Cooking With Wine….

I enjoy cooking with wine and sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.  – Julia Childs I have always enjoyed cooking. After Mom abandoned my brother, Dad, and me I did most of the cooking…. Read More

Raving Lunatics…..

I always try to see the best in people and try not to attack anyone personally but sometimes it seems necessary to do so.  This is one of those times. Rush Limbaugh is in the center of it… Read More

What Is An Altruist??

I am going to put on my teacher’s hat now.  Although I have never been an official teacher I have taught at several seminars in both the professional arena and the religious arena. So here is a lesson… Read More

We’re Number One……

Most people, especially those in the U.S. like to proudly proclaim we are number one. We shout it from the rooftops. We scream it about our favorite sports team. We are often caught with that silly large rubber… Read More

War is NOT the Answer…

Since we seem to be on the verge of yet another long war, this time with Iran,  I thought I would do a short post here from my friends at FCNL. Please tell your senator and congressman that we… Read More

My Dirty Little Secret…

Psst…. I want to let you in on my dirty little secret. Don’t tell any of my Republican friends but sometimes I agree with what they say! I don’t often say it but I will whisper it here…. Read More

Many have little savings as retirement looms

Source: Many have little savings as retirement looms – USATODAY.com. Ravages of the stock market. The people Redmond encounters most who are lacking sufficient retirement savings weren’t necessarily delinquent or negligent. Many had money saved but were wiped out… Read More

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