Joyous Journey Rule #8 – Take the Dark Side In Small Doses

The dark side of life is kind of like a black hole, or maybe a Venus fly trap, it can suck you into its depths. and won’t let you go. If that happens there is no way for you to even fully dream of a joyous life. I must admit that much of the news from the world today is “dark side material”. Especially when … Continue reading Joyous Journey Rule #8 – Take the Dark Side In Small Doses

The Next Battery

It seems that almost everything now is powered by batteries and everything that isn’t has a USB port to charge up batteries. Those of you who have been around long enough know that every few years a new generation of batteries is developed. There were alkaline batteries, then Nicad batteries and now there are Lithium-Ion batteries. Each generation of battery is better than the last … Continue reading The Next Battery

Seeking a Joyous Journey – Find Something

I’m going to let you in on my secret of life.  It has taken me seven decades of continuous searching to discover this secret. Find something you might enjoy and then do it. But maybe the real secret is to find the things you don’t enjoy and get rid of them as soon as possible. Personally looking at the back end of the process, I have … Continue reading Seeking a Joyous Journey – Find Something

Seeking a Joyous Journey – The Secret To It All

I know most writers save their ultimate secrets until the end of the story. But, if you haven’t figured it out by now, I am different. I am going to give you the ultimate secret to life right now. 😉 Always Open Your Mind To Different Possibilities. To me, being closed minded is the ultimate in stupidity. Yes, I realize that many of us are … Continue reading Seeking a Joyous Journey – The Secret To It All

Augmented Realities – Frank Lloyd Wright – Westcott

Augmented Realities #2 is based on a photo of the Westcott home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is near Columbus Ohio. It was built in 1908. In the 1940s it was converted to apartments. Finally in 2004 it underwent a complete restoration to take it back to the original design. I give you my “Alternative Reflection” of what it is today. Continue reading Augmented Realities – Frank Lloyd Wright – Westcott

The Rise of “Mom & Pop” Businesses

I know one of the ranting points of many folks is how the “mom & pop” business have almost disappeared from America. But according to an article I recently read they are mounting a very striking comeback. Thanks to Amazon! Several of the items I have purchased recently are obviously from small and medium sized business. Amazon encourages small businesses to engage with them. They … Continue reading The Rise of “Mom & Pop” Businesses

Seeking a Joyous Journey – Joyful??

With this post, I am introducing yet another new special project here on RJsCorner. It is entitled Seeking a “Joyous Journey” Through Our Retirement Years. This project will hopefully become a major part of this blog in the coming months. I have also redesigned the header above to reflect a new direction for RJsCorner. Joyful is often a very misunderstood word, especially in today’s hectic … Continue reading Seeking a Joyous Journey – Joyful??

Transitions

Life is about transitions. We start out with a total dependence on our parents, and then, except for the homeschooled, we start interacting with others in a school environment.  Our teenage years are a tumultuous period where we are supposed to grow from being a kid to an adult. This period is the first trimester of our life. The second trimester is mainly about our … Continue reading Transitions