As far as I am concerned, having a satisfying life is all about challenges. When I no longer have anything that tests or stretches me I am the most prone to periods of depression. That is what this post is all about.Read more
One of my regular viewers pointed out this post at RJsCorner from 2012. In some ways 8 years later is not as different as I thought it was. Looking back I even provide insight to myself. 🙂
Here is the post revisited. I would love to hear any comments you might have.Read more
You never hear very much about the War of 1812 but there was a major battle that took place in Indiana. It was just south of Ft. Wayne. The British along with their Indian allies fought an Ohio militia there. It happened after the Brits took over Forts at Mackinac, Dearborn and Detroit which was part of the Northwest Territory (Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
The Americans in that area were in in the process of getting rid of all the Native Americans who didn’t want to voluntarily leave their homeland. William Henry Harrison, otherwise like Andy Jackson, was known as an “Indian killer”. He managed to invade and destroy several Indian villages in the area before the British got involved. Not a great history lesson but the reenactment is pretty dramatic. Here are some photos.
Click on any picture to see a larger view of the series.
It’s as if I had looked at the sun for too long. I simply can’t gather the words to put out an intelligent post of the main topic of the day. This guy has destroyed my peace in some of the last years of my life!
With that in mind I am for at least the next few weeks going to be celebrating those who can say in a picture what would take me a 1,000 words to describe. I simply can’t imagine the filth that will be spewing out of the Oval Office in the coming days. Too many have dared to say “The emperor has no clothes!” and attacking that will be his primary topic until he is driven from that noble building.
Let’s face it, our country is primarily ruled by old people like me. Is that what the framers wanted? That is what this post is about?Read more
For this Augmented Reality Saturday I give you a picture of a flower that is almost too small to see without some micro capabilities. I found it on a stalk of our indoor spider plant and took it with my new Sony RX 10 IV camera.
How about that for a title, I’ll bet I got your attention. 🙂 There are so many people in the world today that seem to think that every problem we have has a silver bullet solution. That means that there is one thing that we can do that will fix everything. But, some of us know better, don’t we? This is the first of a ten part series about that topic.Read more
I am writing this on the first day of my 74th year and as I do every year, I am philosophically looking back to where I have come from and looking forward to making my final years the best they can be. That is what this post is going to be about.Read more
It might seem strange that I want Elizabeth Warren to be a one-term President as stated in a recent post here at RJsCorner. The reasons behind that statement are what this post is all about.Read more
I think all you semi-serious photographers out there know how this augmented Reality was formed. It is a quick snap of my display shelves using a fish eye lens. I wonder if that is how fish really see? 🙂
The shelves used to be “book shelves” but since all those now reside in my e-book reader they have been repurposed to display all the artifacts from my uRV trips and “InSearchOfAmerica” wanderings along with my collection of cars.
It seems that so much of the rest of the countries of the world have learned that government by its fundamental nature must be a socially responsible institution. Yeah, we have “We the people…” at the beginning of our constitution, but lately we seem to be ignorant of what that means. Since social responsibility is one of my bedrock beliefs, I have been studying the Democratic field of presidential candidates to find those that have a socially responsible government as a core of their beliefs. I think I have found the candidate who epitomizes that arena.Read more
The impeachment inquiry into the current Oval Office occupant (#CO3) is going in full force now. Some say that is a good thing but some also say that that is just what this guy wants. He wants it to be about him, even if it is threatening.Read more
Last Wednesday I presented you with the glass gallery I discovered at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art. This week I want to show you the other pieces of modern art I found there. Let me know what you think? Enjoy…
I wonder how many of you will immediately get what the post is about from the title? I suspect quite a few will. These words are from an OpEd piece from Paul Krugman of the New York Times and that is what this post is about.Read more
These two fit together like peas in a pod. How corruptible does this guy have to be before MAGA finally rejects him?
Ok, MAGA/Evangelicals, you win. I give up on the idea that you will eventually get over your hatred for so many things and so many people in our world. At one time I truly believed that eventually your self-consuming fear would subside and you would rejoin the rest of us in celebration of American diversity and true Christianity.Read more
I was recently at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art and came across a fabulous collection of glass. If I remember right it was on loan from the New York Museum of Modern Art. I have always been fascinated by glass art and this was the best I have seen.
I can’t leave you with just one example so here is a gallery of other pieces. Click on any pic to see a larger view.
I don’t like labels but there is a “but” in that statement for me. We need to understand just why the major conflicts arise in our world and then be able to see who is causing them. We can no longer afford a general “Us vs Them” mentality. If that keeps up it will eventually destroy us. Without knowing who “Them” is or what percentage of the population they represent we may just go down in ashes. That is what this post is all about.Read more