When In Doubt, Vote For The Woman.

My new mantra for the coming election cycle is stated in the title of today’s cackle. We have pretty much given men control of our government for the last 242 years, it’s time for a change.¬† I think women generally are much more blessed when it comes to empathy and compassion, and that is what is sorely missing from our politics today and even the … Continue reading When In Doubt, Vote For The Woman.

The Best Thing About The Worst Time…

I think just about all of us can pretty quickly recall some of our worst times in our lives. For me, one of those times was the damage done to my wife when the small Evangelical congregation we belonged revoked my membership due to my failure to align with the belief that, among other things, the earth is only 6,000 year old and any seeming … Continue reading The Best Thing About The Worst Time…

Thank You For Your Service…

I seem to often get Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day mixed up. Aren’t they both primarily to recognize our American soldiers?¬† I think maybe it is time to broaden the concept of one of those days.¬† We need to recognize others outside our military who provide us with valuable services. That is what this post is all about. Just what is the definition of “memorial”? … Continue reading Thank You For Your Service…

They Won’t Listen…

Sante Fe Texas joins the list of tragedies in local high schools. The scenario is all too familiar. A disgruntled teen is depressed and wants to go out in a flash of attention.¬† This time he got his weapons from his father’s stash but he could have just as easily bought them himself.¬† This national tragedy that very rarely happens in other countries continues… It … Continue reading They Won’t Listen…

Never Say You’re Sorry…

It seems that one of the strictest¬†rules around the current White House, that is beside disagreeing with #CO3 on ANYTHING, is to say you are sorry. Even when crude and disgraceful jokes are made about a dying senator, never say you are sorry.¬† I certainly don’t understand that kind of logic? To me, that is downright disgraceful. But, then again, that kind of stuff seems … Continue reading Never Say You’re Sorry…

Scarcity Mentality…

I truly believe that we are coming to a point in our country’s history where some very basic changes are about to happen.¬† One of those changes is the realignment of our political parties.¬† Another is that we will finally reject the idea that our best days are behind us. Today, after the financial crisis, the shrinking of the middle class, the partisan warfare, a … Continue reading Scarcity Mentality…

I Get All The News I Need From The Weather Report…

I didn’t realize how freeing it could be to disentangle myself from the political world. It used to be that I spent a good half hour every morning browsing my internet feeds for political stories.¬† That process now takes about five minutes or less. The PBS Newshour that I watch the morning after now takes about 10 -15 minutes of my time. The rest goes … Continue reading I Get All The News I Need From The Weather Report…

What Other People Think About You…

Are you a worrier? Do you worry about what other people think about you? If so, it just might be preventing you from being who you were meant to be. According to many studies, people driven¬†by worry are some of the least happy people in the world. About the only thing that does more damage to your personal life than worry is an irrational fear. … Continue reading What Other People Think About You…

(WS) A Filtered Version Of The Truth…

“Spin” is very dominant in the world today. Marketers and con-artist, not that they are one always in the same, both have those who make “spin” their occupation’s purpose. Spinsters take a topic and try to weave a narrow¬†vision scenario. Spin becomes a “filtered version of the truth”. Thanks to a commentor¬†on a recent post, I have the perfect example to use on this Squawk … Continue reading (WS) A Filtered Version Of The Truth…

Orchids & Democracies

This being a primary election day here in Indiana, democracies are on my mind. Two of the most beautiful and delicate things in the world are orchids and democracies. They both need constant nurturing to thrive. An orchid needs the right light and temperature. It needs constant watering or it will die on the vine. The same thing is true for democracies. Too many in … Continue reading Orchids & Democracies

Wk- About Humanists Part 2

There has been a very long-standing¬†debate about the morality of man that I was not until recently totally aware of.¬† It has to do with where the goodness of man comes from. Is it an innate characteristic or one gleaned from our spiritual side?¬† That is the question of this post.¬† Who said I didn’t tackle the tough stuff here at RJsCorner (ha). First, let’s … Continue reading Wk- About Humanists Part 2

The Capacity To Enjoy Less…

Will Rogers is my favorite source for quotes but sometimes I discover wisdom elsewhere.¬† ūüôā In this case, it is Socrates. For those who might not know the guy,¬† he lived 2500 years ago and is credited with being the founder of Western Philosophy.¬† His words above are probably more relevant¬†today than when he originally spoke them. Now I know this message is very counter … Continue reading The Capacity To Enjoy Less…

Toxic Evangelism

Sadly the word “Evangelical” has come to mean a very negative thing for many people but to see it deemed toxic is simply frightening. But that is what happens¬†when you mix Christianity with politics.¬† As the old saying goes it is like mixing ice cream with horse manure. It doesn’t hurt the manure but it sure changes the flavor of ice cream. My friends over … Continue reading Toxic Evangelism