Be forewarned that I am putting on my satirical hat for this post so don’t take it too serious even if it does ring of truth. The title of this post may shock some of my readers but that is what my Aspie side sometimes thinks when I sees some women. It just looks to me that too many 21st century women will go through … Continue reading Why are so many women low esteem masochists?
One thing about America is that we have always had some hidden forces that bind us as citizens together. Something that we all agree on that makes us what we are as a country. Are those forces being torn apart during these time? That is the question for this post. Total bipartisanship is a myth especially in our country. From the very beginning we have … Continue reading The Forces That Bind Us Together..
Being an engineer I consider myself a scientist and I can tell you first-hand that I felt very much attacked whenever I brought up science in my weekly bible classes. In that church the word “scientist” and “liberal” seemed to have an equally negative bias and I was both! I could never understand why so many were threatened when I asked questions based on scientific … Continue reading Science Is Not The Enemy Of The Church..
For this “arsty” Saturday I thought I would put out some pictures of some of the pets that have been in my life. My wife of 32 years is the epitome of a animal lover. She would rather run into a tree rather than run over a squirrel. The kittens in the header were from our “Home for unwed cats” On two separate occasions pregnant … Continue reading Pets
Often times in my life I feel like I am going in circles. The same things seems to always crop up to mess things up. I didn’t get married until I was forty so I had my share of dates. But on second thought I really didn’t. I knew I was not very good at it so I didn’t even attempt that often. Except for … Continue reading Writing is Recursive
I thought for this mid-week post I would again visit the Museum of the Appalachia. This time I want to concentrate on Asa Jackson and his perpetual motion machine. It looks like Asa spent many hours working on his machine, twiddling this and that until he got it just right. He was convinced that he accomplished what Leonardo Da Vinci couldn’t do even if … Continue reading Perpetual Motion..
Red America sure is a strange place to me. They wave the flag with such vigor and then go about trying to prevent those who might vote differently than them from having their say. In the 60s it was primarily African Americans who had their attention, now they have expanded way beyond that group. Red America makes no sense to me. Every gun tragedy that … Continue reading The Soul of America?
Our current president seems determined to completely erase any evidence of his predecessor. There are a myriad of opinions why he fixates on this task. But that is not the subject of this post. If he really wants to do something productive that won’t harm his personal businesses, which is a top priority for him, he needs to privatize Snail Mail. For anyone who has … Continue reading Privatize Snail Mail…
One of the axioms of writing is that it should make people uncomfortable. If it doesn’t then you are not stretching the horizons of those reading your words. Even before I heard this it was in my heart. One of the foundations of RJsCorner is that I try to get people to think outside their boxes to other possibilities. I am constantly looking for ways … Continue reading Writers Should Make People Uncomfortable..
Jesus had some very stinging words about the religiously powerful of his day. The Gospel of Mark 7 is one of those places. Let’s study some of those words. He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:” ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are … Continue reading Religiously Powerful…
Just a quick snippet from Facebook to show you just what peacemakers are really about. I could never have said it better. Continue reading Blessed Are The Peacemakers…
The picture for this Saturday is one taken in 1988 in the Shenandoah Valley. The eastern mountains are just as impressive as the western, just in a different way. Continue reading Shenandoah Valley
Britain is becoming an increasingly faithless society, according to a new survey that has found 53% of Britons now describe themselves as having no religion. The proportion is the highest ever, up from 48% in 2015 and 31% in 1983 when the British Social Attitudes survey was begun by the independent National Centre for Social Research. The trend is evident across all age groups but … Continue reading Having No Religion or Faith..
We all have a vision of who we are and what we are all about. Many times that vision is strikingly different than the way others see us. I don’t know why that is but it probably has something to do with our egos. Yes, we all have egos but of course some are much more massive than others. Anyway I want to put forward … Continue reading I See Myself As…
It has been a while since I talked about my Aspie traits. I have decided I won’t call myself an Aspie but will state that I have many of the characteristics of one. Asperger’s Syndrome is part of the Autism Spectrum and the breadth of the syndrome is wide indeed. Some, like myself live a pretty normal life while others struggle with day to … Continue reading Aspie Traits – Assets vs Liabilities..
On my most recent trip InSearchOfAmerica I visited the Museum of Appalachia. I was not expecting too much but was blown away by what I found. It is a museum like no other I have visited. The totally unique thing about this place was that all the building and most of the antiques were identified by the person who owned them and included … Continue reading Museum of Appalachia
Maybe I should explain the title some more before I continue with the post. Yes, because of my Aspie traits and my isolation as a deaf senior citizen I don’t have as many friends as I had when I was in the corporate world. That is a fact that can’t be denied but it is not the point of this post. The point I am … Continue reading I Don’t Have Many Friends — By Choice..
This six part Sunday series was about looking at the Bible as a human document. That is, it was written and assembled by humans with different life experiences, viewpoints, and passions. Much of their thoughts and words were believed to come from divine inspiration. Many believed they were writing what God wanted them to write. When I study the Bible I try to understand the reasons why some of … Continue reading My View Of The Bible – Part 6 Closing Thoughts…
I am old enough to remember hardware stores like the one below. They were a big part of my growing up as I found myself fascinated by all the things and wanted to know what they did. This hardware store is still in service in a small town in Indiana. There aren’t any Lowes or Home Depots near so maybe it will survive a few … Continue reading Ode to The Hardware Store
It is becoming abundantly clear to me now that when it comes to video media that the tails wags the dog. Keeping me informed so that I can make wise decisions is not a prominent goal of most telemedia companies, especially those like CNN, MSNBC and FOX. Unlike much of the rest of the world our news sources depend of advertising to stay in existence. … Continue reading The Tail Wags The Dog..
I am going to do a little ‘explainin’ on this post about the foundations for RJsCorner. Everyone knows that a good house has to have a good foundation in order to survive. Since RJsCorner has been going on for almost nine years now and has over 3,000 posts it must have a pretty good foundation, even if it is not mentioned very often. I started … Continue reading Tongue In Cheek..
You heard me right in the title above. There is so much opposition to gun control now that I think we should just open up the purchase of guns to anyone who wants them . If you already have a hundred guns but want more then by all means you should be able to get them. If you want every one of your guns to … Continue reading Let’s Get Rid of ALL Gun Controls..
I just returned from another trip InSearchOfAmerica. This one was to Kentucky and Tennessee. The first post I want to do for this trip is my quick stop at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea KY. I was almost overwhelmed with the artistry that I found there. I was first introduced to metal art of this quality while I was living in Guadalajara Mexico. I … Continue reading Kentucky Artisan Center
If you haven’t already read the first two posts in this series I would highly recommend you do that now because this one won’t make much sense if you don’t. Red & Blue America – Part 1 Red & Blue America – Part 2 Last time I promised you a settled map of what Red America and Blue America might look like under the “My View of … Continue reading Red America & Blue America (after the divorce)..
This is the fifth post on this series about the Bible. If it is not obvious by now I want you to understand that I put my Christianity on Jesus Christ not on a book about him. I will try to keep this brief as it is really a wrap-up of the past posts. About the Literalists: Panic – In some cases I see almost total panic in … Continue reading My View Of The Bible — Part 5 Summing It Up..
I am a person of logic and order so I greatly appreciate finding crystals in nature. No, I didn’t find the one on the picture below in nature but it is beautiful all the same. It was in a large collection at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Continue reading Beauty In Nature..
This is a continuation of yesterday’s post about a divorce between Red America and Blue America. This time I will start putting forward my rather warped view of how that might happen. If you missed yesterday’s post that started this discussion I would recommend that you click the “Home” button at the top of this page and see the post from yesterday directly below … Continue reading It’s Time For A Divorce Between Red America & Blue America..
I imagine the title at got a few of you to click it. No, although I have sometimes thought about it, it is not about me divorcing my wife of 32 years. I kinda think it is time to start thinking about a divorce between Red and Blue America for irreconcilable differences. I am just not sure if we’ll ever listen to each other … Continue reading I Think It’s Time For A Divorce..
Being a regular viewer of the cable TV show American Pickers I am very aware that people collect just about everything in the world. Being as how the USA is driven by consumer spending it’s not surprising that we have some of the biggest collections in the world. In case you were wondering there is even a museum in Madison Wisconsin dedicated to a mustard … Continue reading In Case You Wondered…
Last week I showed you some of the amazing art at the Green Bay Railroad Museum. This week I will focus on the mighty engines and such. Here are the pics for your browsing pleasure. As usual click on any image to see a larger slideshow view Continue reading Green Bay Railroad Museum – Part 2
I am becoming more and more convinced that the title of this post should be the theme of the Trump base. Their hero continues to lie, attack and poison everything he touches and they just ignore it. Don’t confuse me with the facts… yeah that fits. Fake news is often the topic with the liar in chief so I’m sure he has seen the article … Continue reading “Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts”…
This, the fourth post on the Bible centers around where I see some others may have gone astray in regards to their beliefs surrounding the Bible. Some have replaced the Holy Spirit with the book called the Bible… They put so much power in the Bible and so little in the Holy Spirit. Compared to the others in Trinity studies there is very little in-depth … Continue reading My View Of The Bible — Part 4 .. Misguided Beliefs?