My Blue Collar Dad..

¬† ¬†I have been forgetful lately about one of my pledges here on RJsCorner and that is to write stories¬†about my past. Sometimes I just seem to get too locked into what is happening in the world around me today to¬†remember to¬†step back and celebrate my early years. I know I have some nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews who at least casually … Continue reading My Blue Collar Dad..

America’s missing male workers

In Part 2 of my “How Did We Get Here” series on Thursday it was mentioned that there are 7 million men who have quit looking for work. I couldn’t understand that given that our unemployment rate is at historic lows so I decided to look into this further and found ¬†the quote below: More than 7 million men between the ages of 25 and … Continue reading America‚Äôs missing male workers

Being Interrupted …

¬† ¬†Here is another post pointing out some of my neurodiverse characteristics associated with Aspergers Syndrome. If you interrupt me when I am in the middle of something I may smile at you and pretend everything is okay but on the inside I am beginning to boil. Hopefully you will let me return to my task and finish what I was doing. Stopping in the … Continue reading Being Interrupted …

Diners…

¬†¬†For this 5Star Wednesday I have chosen diners. ¬†They are not ¬†very prevalent here in Indiana but when we lived in New Jersey they seemed to be on almost every corner. ¬†Now I will admit that the food at diners is maybe not 5Star quality but there is just something about the general atmosphere that thoroughly entices me. ¬†No matter which diner I went it … Continue reading Diners…

The Calm In The Eye Of The Storm…

¬† Anyone who has experienced a hurricane knows that in the middle of¬†the storm there is a point of almost complete calm when the eye of the hurricane passes over. Being that our national elections are tomorrow I thought it appropriate to try and write a calming post here today. ¬†To do that I went all the way back to my 1976 mountain hiking in … Continue reading The Calm In The Eye Of The Storm…

About Those Polls

Polls used to be statistically scientific studies of trends and thoughts. Today not so much. ¬†Due to technological changes and just plain laziness polls just don’t have the validity they once had. 1. Over time, the percentage of Americans who say they would participate in polls has declined significantly, from nearly one out of three in 1997 to one in 10 in 2016, according to … Continue reading About Those Polls

Part 10 – My Venture Into Asperger’s – Closing Thoughts For This Series..

¬†¬†This is Part 10 of 10 of¬†My Venture Into Asperger‚Äôs.¬†This post is primarily about my closing thoughts of what I have learned about myself and the Asperger’s Syndrome in general. When I discovered that I might be an Aspie I¬†searched the web for info about this condition and found that I share many characteristics with the neurodiverse population. ¬†Before I get into personal details about … Continue reading Part 10 – My Venture Into Asperger’s – Closing Thoughts For This Series..

I Might Be More British Than American…

When I came across this post in Instagram from my friends at BBC America I had a flashing thought that I may be more British than American.  I’m pretty sure my distant ancestors came from the Great British Empire a few hundred years ago so maybe it is in my blood.   I love looking at things from a philosophical angle and I devour almost everything … Continue reading I Might Be More British Than American…