One of the characteristics that means the most to me is humility. It’s strange that when I looked for images of humility for this post the majority of them were of Jesus. He never claimed to be great and that is what made him so. That thought provoked this post more than anything else. I look at all the twelve presidents in my lifetime and … Continue reading Not The Smartest Card In The Deck
Here we are only 4 days until we have a pretty good idea whether those who still have some sanity left have voted the despicable narcissist out of the Oval Office. If that doesn’t happen then see the graphic above as that will certainly be our future. If it does happen then the title applies. 😎 Because we haven’t updated our constitution frequently enough to … Continue reading The Ten Years Between November 4 and January 21
I’m not sure there is a way to get the Republican Party back toward the center of politics. The current Oval Office occupant and his co-conspirators in the Senate have maybe pushed them beyond where a return is even possible. Will they repent of their tragic mistakes after he is gone? Will they ask for forgiveness? I think the most powerful reason for repentance is … Continue reading Having To Answer Your Grandchildren When…
I seldom do more than one post a day but have to give you a peak at the birthday card my wife gave me this morning. We all need a good laugh especially during the current times. In case you are not up on the acronyms of texting, here is what the title says: Laughing Out Loud… Rolling on the Floor Laughing. 😂🤣 Continue reading LoL… ROFL
I am often a contrarian when it comes to views of today’s world, so for this my 74th birthday I want to post a view of America that I still believe in. Maybe I believe in an America that no longer exists, but I refuse to believe that where we are now is a long term thing. My America is not one of hate, or … Continue reading I Believe In A Different America
Much of my lifetime and even before the GOP has shown a lack of concern for public health. They vigorously fought Medicare, and Obamacare and just about any form of government subsidized healthcare. The more important thing to them is to “free” us from government rules. Of course, this started in earnest with Reagan’s proclamation that “Government is the problem…” Their mantra has been anything … Continue reading Freedom – Even Freedom To Harm Fellow Citizens
In this final week before the elections I will be spending 24/7 talking about it and the future of America. If you hear nothing else the thing I want to tell you is VOTE I know all politicians lie or at least exaggerate to one degree or another but to see an Oval Office occupant lie over 20,000 times in four years and hundreds of … Continue reading Lie After Lie…
“Mixing religion and politics is like mixing ice cream and manure. It doesn’t do much to the manure but it sure does ruin the ice cream” Unknown – This Sunday’s post is again stored over at my RedLetterLiving blog. Chick Here to see it. Continue reading Mixing Religion and Politics
“Mixing religion and politics is like mixing ice cream and manure. It doesn’t do much to the manure but it sure does ruin the ice cream” Unknown- I could cite all kinds of places in the Christian Bible warning about mixing Ceasar & God but that is just not what I do. Instead, I am giving you the quote above. I don’t know for sure … Continue reading Mixing Religion And Politics
I thought I would use this Saturday’s post as a little lesson in deafness, mine at least… 🙄 When I started my engineering life in 1970 I had at least some functional hearing in my right ear. It was enough for me to pass in the hearing world. Ironically, my first assignment was about measuring sound and that involved an anechoic chamber as shown above. … Continue reading Deafness = Sounds of Silence… Nah
I have been loosely following the latest Supreme Court nomination, so I thought I would put out some thoughts that go contrary to an Originalist’s view of the Constitution. Plainly speaking it makes no sense to me in that it goes against everything the primary founders believed. How’s that for an opening statement? 🤣 Unlike most of my posts in the pre-election period, I don’t … Continue reading An Originalist’s View of the Constitution
A politician or judge suddenly dying or being forced to retire for medical reasons can be disastrous, as we’ve just seen with Ginsburg. Any sensible person should have been thinking about their successors. They should be nurturing them and giving them a legacy to live by. Instead, many including Judge Ginsburg chose to try and hold on to power. She chose wrong and now our … Continue reading Put Retirement Back Into Politics
Maybe I Never Knew You? or Reverse Metamorphosis I have been working on this post for several weeks now and have never come to a decision as to which words above should be the title. So, I will just keep both. This post is about what has happened to the Republican Party since the last time I voted in that category. Either I never knew … Continue reading Maybe Both…
The US really doesn’t have a common history. Each sector has its own. The States making up the original thirteen colonies look back at their history with pride, but they often varnish over the dark times to do that. The southern States, until recently proudly clung to their Confederate flags and that way of life. That is now ever so slowly changing. The Western States … Continue reading Looking at Our History And Asking…
I think for most of us the term “Survivalist” means a guy who is hunkered down in Utah/Montana/Wyoming and has a large stash of guns and apocalypse rations waiting for Armageddon and all those who will attack him when it happens. But, maybe we should be expanding this definition to include Evangelicals and others who are in the bunkers against the imagined big bad world … Continue reading A New Meaning of “Survivalist”
For this Sunday’s post I am again sending you to my blog at RedLetterLiving. Click HERE to go there. Continue reading The 10 Commandments – Revisited
It makes no sense to me how ANYONE could still be undecided. The only thing that explains it is VERY lazy minds or maybe people living in a bubble. But, then again, maybe they are afraid of what he is going to do when he loses… 18 Days – Vote as if your life depended on it Continue reading It Makes No Sense??
One of my many hidden ambitions is to be a life coach. Someone who gives advice on the direction you might take to in your future. But, in some ways that is what RJsCorner has always been about. It is about me telling you stories about my life and its ups and downs and challenges along the way. I jokingly say my goal is to … Continue reading A Hidden Ambition…
I don’t know why, but I am reminded again and again lately that the USA is just a “babe in the woods” of the world. We have a mere four hundred-year history and that’s not even enough to say we are mature, we are still teenagers. From what I have been reading much of Europe and especially China and Japan see us as a possible … Continue reading We Are A Teenage Country Who Think We Know It All.
I was fascinated by this modern interpretation of the 10 Commandment when I came across them recently. I must admit that I didn’t really feel that the Old English version found in most Bibles applied to me. It’s kind of like when I read the Bible from cover to cover, I have done that on three occasions, and always found myself struggling through it. The … Continue reading The 21st Century Interpretation of the 10 Commandments.
I always try to be an optimist but these last four years that is really a struggle. And then you throw in the pandemic and it became almost impossible. Almost. There are one of two possibilities of what will be happening in about four months. One is that the despicable person currently occupying the Oval Office will be gone. I don’t care how they have … Continue reading Gotta Rename MAGA…
I want to thank Bob Lowery and his commentors over at Satisfying Retirement for giving me so many ideas for blog posts here at RJsCorner. The viewer discussion is beyond imagination for my little blog here at RJsCorner. This post is one of those topics. Most people seem to look at a college education as to how it applies to a future job. As usual, … Continue reading The Value Of A College Education
Maybe it’s time to diversify when it comes to politics. The two-party system just seems totally incompatible now. It forces us into one of two political camps that probably doesn’t align that much with what your feelings are about government’s role in the world. I don’t believe there is a “perfect” way to doing government, but I am becoming increasingly convinced that the two-party system … Continue reading Who You Hate Is Who You Are…
I have decided to do an extended study of Humanism at the recently resurrected RedLetterLiving blog. Click HERE to see the first post. Continue reading Humanism And Jesus
Is it just me or does #CO3 (current Oval Office occupant) seem even more erratic than usual lately? I think maybe he is just so pumped up on steroids and that makes him crazier than usual. I didn’t think it was even possible for him to be worse, but he does show that daily doesn’t he? I dread to see what he is going to … Continue reading The Presidential Seal For The Next 102 Days
There are a few people on earth who can think long term and then actually make it happen. Elon Musk is one of those people. The quote to the right is one of the primary reasons for SpaceX. I don’t really know how he came about this fundamental belief, but I know how I did and that is what this post is about. 😎 I … Continue reading Becoming A Multi-Planet Species
I have decided as my next project here at RedLetterLiving to take on the topic of Humanism and try to discover how that aligns with the teachings of Jesus. The post below was originally published in my main blog at RJsCorner about 2 years ago, I think this is a good starting point for an extended study here at RLL My conservative Evangelical friends would … Continue reading Humanism And Jesus
The phrase in the title above comes from Friedrich Nietzsche who was a German researcher of philosophy in the mid 1800s. He was considered a child prodigy who unapologetically spoke his mind on a number of topics. I kinda live by that strategy myself. 🤓 He had many controversial quotes attached to his name, but I seriously cling to the one above as being fundamental … Continue reading Adversity Builds Character
I am just so sick of all the #CO3’s (current Oval Office occupant) idiotic behavior! I know we are only 28 days until he is defeated or when I totally go off the political grid. Either way will be better than it is now. I still manage to browse the daily news for an hour each morning but that is getting harder to do as … Continue reading Lord, Please Give Me The Strength
Cut Off Your Nose To Spite Your Face With this post I am putting a personal spin on yesterday’s post about tribal instincts. I haven’t been able to find the source for this quote but its meaning is quite clear to most of us. It is about doing something that would ultimately cause serious damage to yourself more than others. That seems to be the … Continue reading Cut Off Your Nose…
Tribal instincts are still a powerful force in today’s world. There is no better evidence of that than the MAGA/Evangelical clan and others who will mindlessly vote for #CO3, the current Oval Office occupant. This group did not start with him, but he has chiseled them into adoring him above logic/truth/compassion/empathy/. I could go on an on…. Those who blindly pull the same party lever … Continue reading Tribal Instincts…
I want to use the post as my official apology to the world for Evangelical Christians. I know that won’t mean much but it matters to me to apologize for this ugly group. I am a person who has proudly proclaimed that I am a “Follower of the Teaching of Jesus”, but no longer call myself a Christian. I am inspired by his teachings of … Continue reading A “Follower Of Jesus” Apology for MAGA Christians.
I want to use the post as my official apology to the world for MAGA Christians. I know that won’t mean much but it matters to me to apologize for this ugly group. Continue reading A “Follower Of Jesus” Apology for MAGA Christians.
This is one of my favorite bird pictures and I have thousands of them. I am presenting it at three of my blogs today so you don’t miss it. 🦜🦅🦆🦢 Continue reading Birds Of A Feather…
As usual David Brooks of the New York Times and PBS Newshour spurred this post by his words below This is a hard, exhausting time. But it’s also a pivot point. An idealistic generation is rising on the scene hungering to fill the spiritual vacuum their parents left them. There is a palpable desire for solidarity, to shake off an excessively individualistic culture. For those … Continue reading Excessive Individualistic Culture?
I recently watched an episode of the PBS Newshour where a doctor on the front lines of this epidemic described what he thought was the most tragic thing he has faced. He said it devastates him to see whole families being sick at the same time and to have more than one of them die! He went on the mention that there is so much … Continue reading The Most Tragic Thing About This Pandemic