My Kind Of Generation…

I gotta admit that I was a hippie¬†during the 1960s. Maybe not to the degree that¬†I wanted but still a hippie. I had¬†to work a full-time job, had college classes and the studying that¬†goes with it, so that¬†didn’t¬†allow much¬†time¬†for anything¬†else. But at least I was a hippie¬†at¬†heart. It’s good to hear that the students¬†in¬†the¬†most¬†recent school shooting are¬†becoming avid activists for gun control and the rest … Continue reading My Kind Of Generation…

Why are the posts now called cackles??

Welcome to the new and improved RJsCorner. Before I get into anything serious, you may think it‚Äôs kinda strange for me to now call my daily posts “Morning Cackles”?¬† I got a reason for my madness. First off, for you city folks,¬† a cackle¬†is a short and abrupt sound that hens make after they lay eggs. ¬†My morning posts going forward will be short (250 … Continue reading Why are the posts now called cackles??

It’s Time For A New Chapter @ RJsCorner…

I have decided¬†it’s time for a new chapter¬†here at RJsCorner.¬† It’s time to shake things up. I am putting out too much gloom and doom lately. Who wants more of that in their lives? I want to make my posts a regular part of your daily life. To do that they need to be more concise so you can read them in under two minutes … Continue reading It’s Time For A New Chapter @ RJsCorner…

Imagining Their Stories…

Because I am deaf I have a game I play quite often when I am around people, especially those I don’t know.  In my early years of deafness before closed-captioned TV was widely available is when this thing started. Since there was no sound to what I was seeing I made up my own storyline. It would have been interesting to discover how closely my story … Continue reading Imagining Their Stories…

Faking Religion

At one time or another everyone who is true to their thoughts doubt religious beliefs. I found it surprising¬†to see that even Mother Theresa doubted on a regular¬†basis that God even existed.¬† The more I studied religious documents including the Bible the more doubt I had as to the beliefs of the variety of religion that I was then a member of. …according to a … Continue reading Faking Religion

It’s Important To Take A Stand.

I am a fiscal conservative. That makes me a man without a party. The one steady thing I admired about the Republican party, at least until recently, was that they didn’t like debt. ‚ÄúIf you were against President Obama‚Äôs deficits, and now you‚Äôre for the Republican deficits, isn‚Äôt that the very definition of hypocrisy?‚ÄĚ Senator Rand Paul said as he held up passage of the … Continue reading It’s Important To Take A Stand.

Dispelling Myths vs Reimaging

Yesterday’s post was all about spin and how we too often try to reimage something because makes us uncomfortable.  It was primarily about the fact that we need to dispell the myth instead of just re-naming the condition.  Today I want to talk about why this topic is so important to me. As I have often said, being deaf is a major part of my life but … Continue reading Dispelling Myths vs Reimaging

Reimaging, Spin, Spin, Spin

Too many times we simply don’t like the name for something and to fix that we give it a new often indistinguishable name. Don’t like the word retirement, give it a new name. Give it a more positive spin. Call it the third trimester of life. Maybe that will offset the negative connotations associated with this time in life. Spin, spin, spin… On a lighter … Continue reading Reimaging, Spin, Spin, Spin

Religion And Global Conflict

It is becoming more and more recognized that religious beliefs are and have most likely always been one of the primary¬†sources of conflict in this world. Here are some words about the underlying reasons for this: “Religion often becomes the master variable,” Harris says. “It provides a unique reward structure. If you believe that the thoughts you harbor in this life and the doctrines you … Continue reading Religion And Global Conflict

Beautiful Things…

In these days of fear and gridlock, it is sometimes difficult to realize that there is always beauty if we open our eyes to what is around us. Yes, fear is a powerful emotion that can paralyze¬†but for the most part, it is self-inflicted. Instead of living in constant¬†fear¬†we all need to realize that for the most part our lives and especially our responses to … Continue reading Beautiful Things…

About Humanism…

Over at my blog RedLetterLiving.net I spent five years exploring various forms of religion concentrating on Christianity in all its shapes.¬† I came away from that study convinced that the vast majority of Christian religions, of which there are thousands, spend very little time on the words of Jesus and it seems that many are now spending more time in the political realm than anything … Continue reading About Humanism…

One Day At A Time…

The title of this post has multiple meanings. It was once a TV show about a single Indianapolis mother who was raising two teenage girls. It was a comedy but also showed some of the serious sides of parenthood. It is also¬†a theme associated with¬† Alcoholic’s¬†Anonymous. That is you work through each day at a time to stay sober.¬† But, I want to take the … Continue reading One Day At A Time…

A One-Armed Economist…

This post is going to be about the economy¬†and how the stock market has been acting lately.¬† Don’t expect me to give you some sage advice about where to invest your retirement money. I would likely be wrong if I even attempted that. Nope, what I am going to talk about is how the stock market has acted throughout history. I think I do know … Continue reading A One-Armed Economist…

Christianist Cult of Trump…

I will admit up front here that I cherry-picked the quotes below and the Facebook shot from a very long, agonizingly¬†long, article from a Catholic site entitled Patheos.¬† The author is Mark Shea who is evidently a regular contributor to that venue. The gun debate is an obvious case in point.¬† Virtually everything I have had to say about it turns on a very fundamental … Continue reading Christianist Cult of Trump…

Outside The Box…

For this artsy Saturday, I want to show you an “outside the box” art museum. I love things that stretch your¬†imagination, stretch your brain.¬† I don’t think there is another building quite like this one.¬† It is the Milwaukee Museum of Art. I usually only give you one photo for Saturday but since I had trouble picking it I¬† will give you a few more … Continue reading Outside The Box…

What To Do about Extreme Poverty In The USA?

When you think about extreme poverty I’m sure you mostly think of third world countries. It is hard to imagine that over 3 million people in the US¬† live on less than $2 per day. According to the World Bank, 769 million people lived on less than $1.90 a day in 2013; they are the world‚Äôs very poorest. Of these, 3.2 million live in the … Continue reading What To Do about Extreme Poverty In The USA?