Satisfying Retirement and RJsCorner

One of my regular blog reads is Satisfying Retirement from Bob Lowry. Bob’s blog is much more popular than mine and as a result of him mentioning RJsCorner in his¬†blog list, I get quite a few referrals from it. Some of his readers who visit RJsCorner might be interested in how very different people can become friends. Over the years we have become pretty good … Continue reading Satisfying Retirement and RJsCorner

Grandpa Would Be Proud..

I have decided to spend this last week of the year totally ignoring our dark political times. Here is the first installment. One of the things I remember most about my grandpa, besides him being a pig farmer, was that he would start each meal by cutting everything into small pieces and then mixing it all together!¬† No matter what was on his plate it … Continue reading Grandpa Would Be Proud..

The G.O.P. Is Rotting

The title of this post is from the quoted article below from my friends at the New York Times. I like the analogy of the GOP falling down the rabbit hole and continually going deeper and deeper. Now it‚Äôs clear that middle ground doesn‚Äôt exist. That‚Äôs because Donald Trump never stops asking. First, he asked the party to swallow the idea of a narcissistic sexual … Continue reading The G.O.P. Is Rotting

The Difference Between Good Writers and Bad Writers

I have run across some interesting articles lately about what makes a good writer. Some of the characteristics come naturally to me, some I need to learn. But one thing I know after nine years and 3,000+ posts here on RJsCorner my secret is in the editing is as much or maybe more important than the first inspirational thoughts that start each post off on … Continue reading The Difference Between Good Writers and Bad Writers

On-The-Road – Studebaker Museum

I had been in South Bend Indiana a couple of times in the past few years before I realized that it was the home of Studebaker car manufacturing.¬† So, I thought it was worth another trip to that city. It was the last trip I took for the 2017 season. While Studebaker was never considered a mainstream car it was a well made and totally … Continue reading On-The-Road – Studebaker Museum

Latching On To False Beliefs..

It‚Äôs become quite clear that really bad people get more attention than decent people. Liars get more attention than truth-tellers. Conspiracy theories get more likes than reasoned arguments. It‚Äôs clear that short tweets are more convincing with some people than logical and balanced discussions. It’s also clear that people are getting lazy and think that a democracy is a never-ending state.¬† That could be a … Continue reading Latching On To False Beliefs..

Contemplating the All Powerful God and the All Loving God…

¬†The Old Testament has always been a struggle for me. I find far too many places where God‚Äôs wrath is brutally shown. This is in such a total contrast with Jesus Christ I know in the New Testament. It is almost like the good cop/bad cop scenarios that play out so much on the TV cop shows. I tend to refer to it as the … Continue reading Contemplating the All Powerful God and the All Loving¬†God‚Ķ

The Truth And The Untruth Lay On The Same Level.

The title of this post comes from something I recently heard on GPS with Fareed Zakaria. The topic was how the Internet puts things out there with no clear distinction between truth and untruth. If you have the wisdom to discern the difference then the info you gain from instant communications is invaluable to you. If you don’t then it is difficult to decide just … Continue reading The Truth And The Untruth Lay On The Same Level.

The Thing About Socialism..

Socialized medicine seems to be dirty words for many of my RedAmerica friends. To them, it and communism are one and the same thing. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Since there seems to be nothing in this world that isn’t a simple black or white to them, I’m not sure they will ever accept any other definition but that doesn’t stop me from … Continue reading The Thing About Socialism..

Something About Maine…

There is just something about Maine that makes them different.¬† Maybe it is the fact that there are basically no roads on the northwestern part of the State.¬† Maybe it is the fact that they are really more Canadian than American? I don’t understand how we stole that land from Canada in the first place? I have been in Maine a couple of time in … Continue reading Something About Maine…

Why Are We Here? We Are Here Because…

Some say that all religions are the result of mankind asking “Why are we here?” Everyone eventually¬†comes to that question and various answers have resulted in what we now call “religion”. I have let it be freely known here that I am a follower of Jesus Christ but don’t call myself a Christian anymore, and particularly not an Evangelical! That word has been totally destroyed … Continue reading Why Are We Here? We Are Here Because…

Tribalism & Democracy..

The article below got me to thinking a little more deeply about our time in the USA and if we can survive them as a democracy. Tribalism is how we as humans survived to become the thinking creatures we are.¬† It is at the core of our human experience. Tribalism, it‚Äôs always worth remembering, is not one aspect of human experience. It‚Äôs the default human … Continue reading Tribalism & Democracy..

On The Road – Ft William, Thunderbay Canada

With this post, I am going to try to add more on-the-road trip reports here to RJsCorner. I thought this would be a good project for the 2017-18 winter months. The subject of this post is Ft. William in Thunderbay Ontario Canada which is on the north side of Lake Superior. It is in my top five historic sites I have ever visited. Here is … Continue reading On The Road – Ft William, Thunderbay Canada

Life Lesson # 102.. Don’t Work for Assholes

One of the goals of RJsCorner it to maybe teach the younger generations some lessons so they don’t have to make the same mistakes I did. If maybe one of my over 3,000 posts has helped one person in that regard then all my efforts here were worth it. With that in mind, I am going to start a series here on some of the … Continue reading Life Lesson # 102.. Don’t Work for Assholes

Rendezvous…

I have certainly had some fun visiting the rendezvous in the last few years.¬† They are becoming my favorite venue for my micro-RV trips. With temperatures in the 60s today and much of November, it doesn’t feel like winter (thank goodness) but I am still in the mode of looking back with my picture portfolio. So, I have gathers some pics to celebrate rendezvous.¬† Someday, … Continue reading Rendezvous…

Over 300 Christian Theologians Challenge The Corruption Of U.S. Christianity

I find myself often complaining when Christian organizations don’t come right out and say that currently labeled “Evangelicals” have kidnapped the true meaning of their religion and have replaced it with their own political version.¬† I search out where someone is speaking out on this topic and here is one of them.¬† ¬†You might want to read the whole article if this is of interest … Continue reading Over 300 Christian Theologians Challenge The Corruption Of U.S. Christianity

A Special Tax Cut For Beer Makers??

I’ve been pretty busy lately redoing my¬†study. It needs a refresh after¬†17 years I think. I may miss a few posts here and there and some may seem kinda rushed. So, pardon me if you will, ..¬†or won’t… At this point, we can only hope and pray that enough Republicans vote on their principles rather than taking small measures offered to them in this monstrous … Continue reading A Special Tax Cut For Beer Makers??