It was fascinating to see an article about what Millennials just aren’t buying as much as previous generations have. From everything I have read it looks like they will take lead away from us Boomers when we were their age. They are all about changing the world and they should be. With global warming becoming a daily issue now and with pandemics likely to happen more frequently they need to take command. It’s their world that we are messing up.
This post is about the three pillars of keeping this pandemic in check. I am giving some the benefit of the doubt by saying there are still too many who don’t understand them and why they are necessary.
To those who lived there between 1934 and 1963 Alcatraz, otherwise known as “The Rock”, was a brutal place. But now that it sits as a tourist attraction in the San Francisco bay it seems much more tame. And of course, with my abstraction here it is down right beautiful don’t you think? Continue reading The Rock
This is a personal perspective of the years between 1950 and 1965. This post is not meant to provide you with a high level view of the world during this period. Instead, it is from the viewpoint of the 4-year-old to a 18-year-old with some pretty significant Aspie traits, although I didn’t know it had that name. I was born in 1946, so I was … Continue reading Into The Looking Glass – 1950-1965
What has become of us? We used to be a nation that the rest of the world looked to for guidance and stability. What has become of us? We have never been led by an openly vicious, intentionally cruel and proudly ignorant incompetent in our history. What has become of us? Why must today be the day that we ignore just how sick we have … Continue reading What Has Become Of US?
In reality, this picture is more real than abstract. One of the things I really loved about Canada’s national capital is the reflection of the old on the new. That is, glass buildings next to the historical structures. It makes for some very interesting shots. Continue reading Ottawa Reflections
It seems everything in the news now has to do with the pandemic. But, if you get past the spin on Twitter and such there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. That is what this post is all about. Please forgive me, but let me start off with some ranting. I have never been much of a fan of Twitter, even before the … Continue reading A Glimmer Of Hope
Just a little BTW (by the way) for you this Saturday. I know the term Red Invasion has meant many things through the years. Before the Republican Party turned Trumpian it would have meant that communists are at our door step. Lately it has been the moniker of the radical right Republicans who will sell their souls to keep the rigid orthodoxy of anti-everything. But … Continue reading The Red Invasion…
I simply can’t understand why so many in the press still say that the current Oval Office occupant (#CO3) “exaggerates” when what he says daily are blatant lies. This post is about trying to figure out why people habitually lie. Before I get into the reasons someone might lie, lets look at the liar-in-chief. It is obvious that #CO3 lies in order to try and … Continue reading Pathological Liars?
I am going to spend Wednesday’s post in the coming weeks on one subject and that is to try to show where we as country have been and where we might be headed. The series will be titled Into The Looking Glass. Last weeks post about what someone who was born in 1900 encountered during her life. This Wednesday series will present my personal version … Continue reading American Anthology… In To The Looking Glass At RJsCorner
I want to give you a slightly abstract picture from my many visits to northern Wisconsin. I don’t really remember exactly where this one was taken as it was in 1998 and there was no GPS at that time. But to me, it absolutely reeks of serenity. Continue reading Serenity
This post continues from yesterday’s post about my recent experiences with shopping in my very small-town grocery versus going 20 miles to a larger metropolitan area. Covid-19 wise the difference is night vs day. I, like most in the world, am now hunkered down at the homestead. I only make a weekly trek to replenish the pantry shelves. I decided early on in the pandemic … Continue reading Small Town vs Metropolitan…Covid-19
Just a quick note to all by regular readers. I imagine you figured out that I have changed the theme here at RJsCorner. I originally used it for my new blog over at My View Of The World, and it worked out so well there I thought I would use it here too. Let me know what you think? Continue reading I Hope You Like It
I make it no secret here at RJsCorner that I have significant Aspie traits. But, until recently I proclaimed that I don’t have Aspie meltdowns. I think I got that wrong. That is what this post is all about. Let’s start out with my personal event that made me wonder whether I have anxiety meltdowns. But, before I get into the actual story I guess … Continue reading Did I Have An Aspie Meltdown?
I ran across a rather startling picture at the Andrew Johnson Historic site in northern Tennessee a few years ago. Before I talk about that, I was thoroughly amazed at how Johnson’s hometown managed to spin the story of him to make him appear to be a heroic figure which is very contrary to most historic opinion. I guess I have not come … Continue reading Slavery
I had the privilege of touring a Great Lakes Freighter last fall. It is permanently docked at the National Museum of the Great Lakes near Toledo Ohio. I think I saw my first freighter on the Great Lakes in the late 1960s. That was when steel and autos were king of that region. There were hundreds of them on the Great Lakes bringing ore from … Continue reading The Great Lakes Freighters
I have my camera on a tripod and on permanent assignment looking at the backyard feeders for the last few days. As long as the suet is out these guys are always around. Continue reading The Spring Migration
I don’t think there is anyone on the planet who doesn’t know things have changed in the world recently. But compared to other generations this is a walk in the park. That is what this post is all about.
With this post I am bringing up a new category here at RJsCorner entitled #AloneTogether. For the most part it will be pictures and short stories from around my homestead that I hope will brighten your day. I am also hoping that some of you will share your #AloneTogether stories with me and my readers. 🥴
You never hear very much about the War of 1812 but there was a major battle that took place in Indiana. It was just south of Ft. Wayne. The British along with their Indian allies fought an Ohio militia there. It happened after the Brits took over Forts at Mackinac, Dearborn and Detroit which was part of the Northwest Territory (Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and … Continue reading Mississinewa 1812
In light of yesterdays post about the world having pity on us, I thought I had better put out an immediate post about how we can show the world that we are doing something about our condition. That is what this post is all about.
I don’t think I have to tell you where the source for this abstract came from. It was taken in 1999 during our last visit there while residing in New Jersey. I made my last visit to the World Trade Center that day. We ate at Windows on the World restaurant at the top of one of the towers and watched helicopter fly around below … Continue reading NYC 1999
The U.S. Declaration of Independence proclaims that we all have a right to the pursuit of happiness, whatever that means. But what is the historical pursuit of happiness was and what it is now are two quite different things. That is what this post is all about.
I met this old guy in an Acadian Village in Nova Scotia a few years ago. It is one of my favorite pictures of that month long trip. He peaked his head out of his abode to see who was coming by. Here is to you my friend. I hope you have survived the Canadian winters since we met. Continue reading My Acadian Friend…
For this Abstract Realism post, I chose the Coastal Taco in Cleveland Ohio. The picture was taken just after sunset from our room at the very eclectic Aloft Hotel. As you can see the restaurant was under a very large bridge going across the Cuyahoga River near Lake Erie. The photo did’t require much tweeking to put it in the abstract class. The food was … Continue reading Coastal Taco – Cleveland
Thomas Jefferson was a big believer in country living. He just didn’t have much of anything good to say about the big city. This post will talk about the idea of eliminating “crowded urban slums” as Jefferson called them.
There just seems to be a lot of doubt about the future of major metropolitan cities. That is understandable given that most of the pandemic deaths occur there. Will this result in more of a leveling of the population across America? That is what this post is all about.
I have been pondering about what is the best way to spend my stimulus check that is supposedly now in my account. I want to make sure that I use it to provide needed assistance to us as a Nation. I figured it out. It is going to the Biden campaign to make sure that the incompetent narcissist currently occupying the Oval Office sinks back … Continue reading I Know What I Am Going To Do With My Stimulus Check