I read an interesting article in the New York Times recently trying to figure out the alienated voters who put the current guy in the Oval Office. There were some aspects of the article that I had not fully considered. Angry voters made a few things abundantly clear: that modern democratic capitalism is not working for them; that basic institutions like the family and … Continue reading The Alienated…
This week’s Religion in America post will be about Bishop Hill in central Illinois. Like last week’s post it is about a group who escaped a State sanctioned Lutheran system of belief in the mid 1800s. This time it is from Sweden but pretty much mirrors that of Zoar Village story from Germany. This group settled into a communal colony where everything was held in … Continue reading Religion In America – Bishop Hill
Everything has two sides, a good side and a dark side, a happy side and a sad side, but nothing is totally black and white. How’s that for an opening sentence. 🙂 The main crux for this post is about all those who want the “good old days” back as to mean when we didn’t have so much technology in our lives. They constantly … Continue reading The Good Old Days??
On my most recent uRV trip I visited the RV Museum in Elkhart Indiana. Being that I have spent the last three years converting my twenty-five year old pickup truck with a six foot cap into a rat-rod micro-RV I wanted to learn a little more about the beginnings of that idea. John Steinbeck, who as one of my favorite authors when I was growing, … Continue reading RV Museum..
I will start off this series of religion in America with the latest place I visited and that is Zoar Village in central Ohio. I visited here last summer on one of my frequent micro-RV trips. As is common in many historical religious settlements it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the info for this post was obtained from … Continue reading Religion In America – Zoar Village Ohio
I ran across a blog site today that celebrates bad grammar. The author claimed that using proper grammar was just too conformist. He wants to be a radical so he uses bad grammar. I kinda think that he has a deeper underlying reason? Celebrating our mistakes in life leads to nothing more than going deeper and deeper down the well. Eventually we run … Continue reading Celebrating Bad Grammar??
I came across a blog site (The Drabble) the other day that spoke to my heart. Actually the site came across me by “liking” one of my very short posts. The words simple, yet evocative pieces that capture what it means to be human described the purpose of the site. Simple yet evocative says it all for me. It is hard to do both but … Continue reading Simple Yet Evocative
My intention going into the new RJsCorner was that I would use Sunday to sometimes post about things religious. With that in mind I thought I would start a new series about the founding of the U.S. by people escaping religious persecution in other countries. I probably have a couple of dozen of these type communities I have visited over the years of traveling … Continue reading Sunday’s Religion In America Series..
Spring is my absolute favorite season. Everything springs to life after a cold and often cruel winter. The menagerie of flowers that quickly come and go is sometimes breathtaking. Click on the picture to see a larger version Continue reading They Come And Go..
Let’s face it, most people believe that old people just can’t be creative. Of course, the definition of old varies widely among those with that belief. Some think if you are past 30 you are drained of creativity. You can call this bias if you want since it is pretty much ingrained into our society. I think the average age of the employees of Silicon … Continue reading Creativity and Age..
Back in the beginnings of this technology race we are currently in there was a saying “High Tech/High Touch” meaning that as technology becomes more prevalent we need to also be exposed to more real thing we can feel and touch. That saying, along with so much more seems to have been lost on the ash heap of time. But I personally kind of … Continue reading High Tech/High Touch And The Good Old Days
I have been spending some serious time lately trying to come up with better ways to spend the remaining time of my life here on earth. How can I be happier and less stressful about my life in particular and in general the world today? Several reasons probably prompted this search. One is that I turned 70 not long ago. This birthday hit … Continue reading Making For A Better Life
I will say upfront that I am a regular customer at Amazon. I shop there more than everywhere else combined, except for food and medicine that is. I am an Amazon guy. When Jeff Bezos came upon the scene in the late 1990s with the simple idea of selling books online I thought he was a guy for the 21st century. He was taking the long … Continue reading Taking The Long View..