About Knowing…

One of my readers recently pulled up a post I wrote in 2015 about knowing. It is something I want to bring up again for those who have not seen it. We should all be constantly in block 4, always be looking for things we presently don’t know. The subtitle for this blog as shown above is: Think for yourself, Question Everything, Never Stop Learning. … Continue reading About Knowing…

Giving Money Away…

I want to put on my fiscal conservative hat for this post. On a personal level, the retirement community where I live is having problems filling all the positions needed to provide their usual excellent service. It seems that almost everyone lately has a “We are hiring” sign out. This situation seems dreadful. Even at $15/hour, there seem to be few takers. I’m sure part … Continue reading Giving Money Away…

Being A Humanist…

I was looking at some early 2021 posts here on RJsCorner and saw that I promised some more posts about Humanism, but haven’t delivered on that promise since then. It’s about time I talked about this subject a little more deeply. I still remember all the disdain, and even outright hatred, that the white Evangelicals I once shared pews with spouted against “secular humanists” during … Continue reading Being A Humanist…

End of Life Trauma Part 6 – The Final Hospital Stay

This is a continuing series about the end-of-life trauma of my recently departed wife. I was totally unprepared for what I would encounter during this 78-day period. I post this series to maybe prepare some of you for the same eventuality. All of us have to die sometime. Some of us go peacefully in our sleep, and some take months, even years, to pass. As … Continue reading End of Life Trauma Part 6 – The Final Hospital Stay

If I Were A Bird…

If I were a bird, I would be a very rare sighting indeed! I am not “one among many” in most regards. Let’s look at this a little further. I am deaf. That makes me a rather rare character. According to the statistics, less than 1% of the population is without ANY hearing. I went deaf at about 40 years of age. When that happened, … Continue reading If I Were A Bird…

Back On The Soapbox, Again…

In the new RJsCorner I try to limit my political posts to Mondays only. Since this is Monday, I must do a “having my say” about Afghanistan. So, here goes… It seems that every generation has to make the same mistakes over and over again. Vietnam was my generation’s big one, and Afghanistan is this generations’ boondoggle into naive insanity. I was way too busy … Continue reading Back On The Soapbox, Again…

About The Second Creation Story

I have linked up with my virtual friend Philip Gulley in yet another way at https://www.philipgulley.com/ The name of this site is called “PlainSpeech”. That is a Quaker thought that basically means “Mean what you say, and say what you mean”. Because I have Aspie traits, that has been a central part of my life like forever.😎 It has often gotten me in trouble because … Continue reading About The Second Creation Story

RetComLife #4 -Maybe Even More Frustrating.

I am going to go out of sequence here on my RetComLife reports and talk about my anticipation of one of the most frustrating issues about this new lifestyle I have chosen. My wife and I were pretty much by ourselves for the last dozen years or so, things just seemed more peaceful then. Now that I am surrounded by dozens of people several times … Continue reading RetComLife #4 -Maybe Even More Frustrating.

End of Life Trauma Part 5 – At Home Care

This is part 5 of the 78 Day end-of-life trauma of my wife. After three weeks in a rehabilitation/nursing home, my wife absolutely demanded that she go home! She simply could not tolerate another day in the nursing home. At that point, it was either go “against medical advice” (AMA) or somehow convince the staff there to authorize a release. At first, they were not … Continue reading End of Life Trauma Part 5 – At Home Care

I Liked Having Another Heartbeat Around The House

I think this is the first time in my entire life that I have not had another heartbeat in my abode. It started out with two brothers and parents, but that was soon be culled down to one brother and one parent due to divorce. In college, it was a roommate. We didn’t have single rooms in those days. After college, it was pets, and … Continue reading I Liked Having Another Heartbeat Around The House

More About Asperger’s Syndrome

This post is just a quick educational opportunity about Asperger’s Syndrome I readily admit that I have some pretty significant Aspie characteristics and have been studying this neurological condition for several years now. I recently came across a very well written article with 101 questions about this condition. I am going to use a small part of that article to tell you more about my … Continue reading More About Asperger’s Syndrome

I Guess I Expected Too Much…

Despite how many have already died. Despite the fear and lack of grieving of all those deaths for the past eighteen months. Despite all the time we’ve missed with people we love. Despite every desperate plea from educated people who have spent their lives so that we could be prepared for a moment like this. Despite how relentlessly they demanded that we open America. They … Continue reading I Guess I Expected Too Much…

Picture Saturday – Greekish Salad?

I know this is “Picture Saturday” but I do think this pictures kinda fits here. One thing about RetComLife (Retired Community Life) is that the food just doesn’t have much tang or spice. I miss that! Part of my adjusting here is what am I going to do to keep “spice in my life” figuratively and literally. 😎 I’m trying to figure that out now, … Continue reading Picture Saturday – Greekish Salad?

RetComLife #3 – The Tour…

I came to RetComLife in a different way than most (more on that later), but the first serious exposure was a tour of the facilities. As this was the first actual tour of any retirement community, I really didn’t know what to expect. I had emailed and texted the marketing manager several times, and it impressed me that she was so willing to accommodate me … Continue reading RetComLife #3 – The Tour…

PTSD…

I never thought I would describe myself as being a victim of PTSD, but when thinking about what I went through during the end-of-life three-months with my wife, the description seems to fit. That is what this post is all about. I am glad to see that PTSD is no longer confined to what a soldier faces on the battlefield. It rightly applies to so … Continue reading PTSD…

End of Life Trauma Part 4 – The Nursing Home

Before I get into the main topic of this post, I need to fill you in on some of the things that brought it on. After two weeks in the hospital, part of it trying to stabilize my wife’s badly damaged heart and another to fight the life-threatening gall bladder infection, they deemed her stable enough to go into a “rehabilitation” center. The question was, … Continue reading End of Life Trauma Part 4 – The Nursing Home

Form vs Function

I think most of my readers recognize the title above. “Form” is the artistic/creative side of the tools and toys around us, whereas “Function” is about how well it does the intended job. It is the analytical side. I must admit that I am stuck between these two poles, but when it comes to deciding which was to go, I almost always go to the … Continue reading Form vs Function

White Privilege Does Not Mean…

I know many people are threatened by the term “White Privilege”. To some, it means that all those minorities are going to take over. That frightens them, the same way the Apartheid did to whites in South Africa. Being afraid of something is not the same as denying it. Anyone who has any sense of history knows that America has been a country of white … Continue reading White Privilege Does Not Mean…

End Of Life Trauma – Part 3 Doctors, Doctors, Everywhere

Today’s post is about doctors and my interactions with them during the first two weeks of my wife’s two and a half months’ ordeal with end-of-life issues. I will start off by telling you that it was an extremely confusing process. On the second day at the hospital, I met with the first doctor. He didn’t give me his name or why he was her … Continue reading End Of Life Trauma – Part 3 Doctors, Doctors, Everywhere

IT’S YOUR FAULT!!

If you believe all these conspiracy theories that people dream up, you are probably convinced that COVID-19 was a China plan to wreck America. Or maybe it was a Russian plan? I don’t keep track of all these things. And of course, these same LMPIs (Lazy Minded/Proudly Ignorant) have decided that the pandemic is all made up and no one has really died from it. … Continue reading IT’S YOUR FAULT!!

Being Held Accountable

I think the words above from Marian Lee, who self-identifies as a Progressive Christian, deserve to stand on their own, so I won’t add too much here. I can still remember the whinging that seemed to be a constant thing in our weekly Bible classes. The “Poor Me” syndrome was annoying even then, but it is especially loud today from White Evangelicals. If only they … Continue reading Being Held Accountable