"Plays Well With Others"….. maybe??

Source: ¬†Leaders of deficit panel say public’s confidence at stake ‚Äď USATODAY.com. Since this is an¬†optimistic¬†post and I am short of¬†optimism¬†lately it will be a short one. In these times of total political gridlock it is nice to see at least some¬†conciliatory¬†words from the members of the “super committee”. These are the members of congress who have been assigned to come up with a plan … Continue reading "Plays Well With Others"….. maybe??

What goes around…(The Post Office)

Source:¬†Post office turns to small-town mini-mart for savings ‚Äď USATODAY.com. There is an old saying ¬†“What goes around comes around” and that seems to apply to the much¬†beleaguered¬†Post Office. According to the above article they are starting to move small town post offices out of their specialized¬†government¬†owned building and back into local retail¬†establishments. ¬†I am old enough to remember that when I lived in a … Continue reading What goes around…(The Post Office)

Quotes — The Wisdom of Lincoln…

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. ¬† Abraham Lincoln The advice in this quote is needed more today than it was even in Lincoln’s time. Most of the people in Congress are, as Lincoln himself was, lawyers by trade. A few posts … Continue reading Quotes — The Wisdom of Lincoln…

Where Are You When We Need You??

None of them from any party are going to purposely ruin the country. They will all do the best they can. -July 8, 1928¬†Will Rogers If I had run across this quote ten or maybe even five years ago I would have undoubtedly agreed that it applies to our times. But given what has¬†occurred¬†since then I am just not so sure anymore. There just seems … Continue reading Where Are You When We Need You??

Do Retirement Savings the Old Fashioned Way…

Let me start of by saying that I am by no means an investment professional but that doesn’t keep me from having an opinion. And I will also admit that looking backwards is a lot easier than looking forwards,¬†especially¬†in money matters. That being said there is something to saving for retirement the old fashioned way and that is to save the money while you are … Continue reading Do Retirement Savings the Old Fashioned Way…

For the Common Good……

Since I am now pretty much boycotting things political, except to poke fun at them, I did not see the recent¬†Republican¬†presidential debates but I did read a few on-line articles about it. There are a couple of things that got my attention. The first thing is how so many of the candidates proudly boasted that they created jobs in their States. ¬†This goes back to … Continue reading For the Common Good……

Many U.S. schools adding iPads, trimming textbooks

Source: ¬†Many U.S. schools adding iPads, trimming textbooks ‚Äď USATODAY.com. I am a techie at heart; always have been. So it did my heart good to see this article¬†about¬†how many schools are now moving away from hard bound books to electronic versions. It is about time we moved into the twenty first century in some of our educational processes. From the personal interactions in the … Continue reading Many U.S. schools adding iPads, trimming textbooks

Living In Terror, Have They Won??

Source: ¬†How to Beat Terrorism: Refuse to Be Terrorized | Danger Room | Wired.com. Being that we just marked the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attack in NYC the above article should get us thinking about what we have been for these past ten years. ¬†Just what is terrorism, lets look at the definition: Terrorism ¬†(noun)¬† The use of violence or threats to¬†intimidate¬†or¬†coerce, especially … Continue reading Living In Terror, Have They Won??

A Tribute To….

This post is a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and everyday since then: To the 3,000 who lost their lives because of the terrorist attacks. To the 100,000 Coalition Soldiers killed and wounded in Iraq. To the 13,000¬†Coalition Soldiers killed and wounded in¬†Afghanistan. To the 400,000 Iraqi Citizens who have been killed or wounded. To the 410,000 U.S. … Continue reading A Tribute To….

Looking Back On My Favorite Personal Posts….

Occasionally¬†I look back over some of my previous posts and discover that they defined a milestone in my life. I wanted to bring this one forward again as one of those moments. This was the point in my life where I discovered I really am a “senior”. Somewhat disturbing at the time but an accepted norm today. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> January 2, 2010¬†By¬†RJ¬† As you know I … Continue reading Looking Back On My Favorite Personal Posts….

Be the change you want to see in the world. [Gandhi]

  Be the change you want to see in the world.¬† — Gandhi These words from Gandhi have great meaning to me. They are a big part of who I am. As evidenced by ¬†the¬†vitriolic atmosphere in the world today we have so many tools that allow us to complain, I would even call it ranting, about anything we disagree with. Just look at the … Continue reading Be the change you want to see in the world. [Gandhi]

All I Know – A Destructive Race…

I recently finished watching the re-make of the old film The Day The Earth Stood Still. That is a story about how an advanced race of aliens came to save the earth. The way they were going to save it was by¬†eliminating¬†the inhabitants who were destroying it. That being us! ¬†One of the statements made by the other world visitors was that we who inhabit … Continue reading All I Know – A Destructive Race…