My Passions Come And Go…

Passions in my life seem to come and go, but a few stick around almost forever. Twenty years ago, I was passionate about learning more about the origins and history of Christianity. That passion subsided about ten years later, with a major disappointment in how most of the churches today have veered away from the teachings of Jesus. As soon as I graduated from college … Continue reading My Passions Come And Go…

Goats & Aspies…

It takes a certain type of person to appreciate goats. Let’s face it, for some of us, all they do is eat, poop, and are generally nasty. But some others just love them despite, or maybe because of these characteristics. I think the same thing kinda applies to Aspies too. We, on the Autism spectrum, are blunt with our words and sometimes incorrigible. We don’t … Continue reading Goats & Aspies…

End Of Life Trauma #10 – Freeing & Strangling, At The Same Time

I thought I would give you this epilogue to expand the story on the final week of the trauma of my wife’s death. I know this story is mostly unique to me, and maybe I am penning it more for my benefit than yours, but I can see something similar possibly happening to you. So, maybe my “lessons learned” can be helpful for you. When … Continue reading End Of Life Trauma #10 – Freeing & Strangling, At The Same Time

Becoming Disentangled From The World

I seem to be quickly disengaging myself from the part of the world that disturbs me the most. Of course, the primary one is politics. I used to look at politics with a helicopter view, now it is more like a “some other world” curiosity. But, that is not the only thing that is now off my radar screen. During my wife’s very short, but … Continue reading Becoming Disentangled From The World

About Emotions #5 – Emotions Are Kinda Like The Christian Church…

I know I promised you some posts on the science of emotions, but I had no idea just how difficult that would turn out to be. The problem is that is there is virtually no agreement on even what are emotions, let alone categorizing them. It’s kind of like the Christian church. There are currently about 39,000 different versions of both. No one seems to … Continue reading About Emotions #5 – Emotions Are Kinda Like The Christian Church…

I Don’t Do Advertisements, But…

Before I get into the meat of this post, I have to give you a story about how I got here. I know people have to earn a living, and one of the major ways that writers do that is through advertisements. But, that doesn’t take the sting way from suddenly discovering one of my favorite blogger’s posts are now littered with flashing advertisements. Between … Continue reading I Don’t Do Advertisements, But…

RetComLife #14 – You Have Got To Get Used To The Dying…

If you live in a retirement community, especially if it is also a Lifecare community, you have got to get used to the frequent presence of ambulances. Especially, if you are like me, and happen to face the delivery/pick-up entrance of the facility. I have heard many comments from future retirees about not wanting to live with only old people. There are a few alternatives … Continue reading RetComLife #14 – You Have Got To Get Used To The Dying…

About Emotions #4 – The Grieving Process… Finally

I am finally convinced that I am now in the full stage of the grieving process due to my wife’s death in July. It took me a while to get here. I was beginning to wonder if I was actually capable of such emotions. But, now they are coming in floods, it seems. The thing that perhaps finally pushed me here was a simple pamphlet … Continue reading About Emotions #4 – The Grieving Process… Finally

I’m Still On The Fence With This Autism Thing…

I have done a lot of reading about Asperger’s Syndrome and convinced that I have had many of those typical traits throughout my life, but only in the last decade found that they had a name. Now, the experts have decided that Asperger’s doesn’t exist anymore, it has been swallowed up by the general term autism. To me, that is about the same as saying … Continue reading I’m Still On The Fence With This Autism Thing…

About Journaling… One More Time

I have been blogging for almost fifteen years now, thirteen of them here at RJsCorner. I will soon exceed 5,000 posts here, and for the last five years or so, the posts are, as my header says, is a daily journal about my view of the world. I don’t imagine very many of you have visited older posts I have written over the years, but … Continue reading About Journaling… One More Time

RetComLife # 13 – It’s Not About Where

By almost all counts, I have been happy living in my retirement community home for the last three months. It has the things that make my life easier. The staff here is extraordinary. I love my cozy apartment, it fits me like a glove. My favorite part might be the walking path. That 0.66 mile route has resulted in a healthier lifestyle. There is a … Continue reading RetComLife # 13 – It’s Not About Where

About Emotions #3 – Heal Thy Self

The title to this post is a biblical proverb that means that people should take care of their own defects and not just correct the faults of others. I do agree with that, but I also see it as working out our personal problems ourselves instead of letting others try to do it for you. I think perhaps both of those examples is the basis … Continue reading About Emotions #3 – Heal Thy Self

Fake Photos & Edward G Robinson…

I am starting to lose interest in what was once my major hobby. I kind of pride myself in taking well composed photographs of many of the historic sites I have visited. Sometimes I have taken ten minutes to figure out just how to take the photo. I thought surely that photography would be a major part of my retirement life. Well, that thought has … Continue reading Fake Photos & Edward G Robinson…

RetComLife # 12 – What Do I Want To do With The Rest Of My Life?

While this question is maybe not be directly associated with my RetComLife, it is central to where and how I live the remainder of my life. So, I think it deserves your attention in this category. Given my recent experiences, I now realize I don’t want to waste a minute of the time I have left on this earth. My procrastination time is quickly disappearing. … Continue reading RetComLife # 12 – What Do I Want To do With The Rest Of My Life?

The Secret Of Life…

I have always been enthralled about the Michelangelo’s painting on the ceiling chapel of God touching man. If God is the omnipotent being with all the wisdom of the universe, then just to touch his finger would probably make me the smartest person in the world. I’ve been struggling the last few months to try to figure out what I want to do with the … Continue reading The Secret Of Life…

Emotions # 2 – I Think I Might Be Pregnant??

Before I get into the psychological aspects of this new series, I want to help you, and myself, to understand the depth of my troubles with emotions. That is what this post is about: I have been having some pretty severe mood swings lately. I know for many that is caused by being pregnant. But, despite the title above, I really don’t think that is … Continue reading Emotions # 2 – I Think I Might Be Pregnant??

Being More Creative & Productive?

Over the years, meaning the last two decades, I have developed a certain writing process that has proven to bring out my creativity and illustrate my love of words. But, now as a widowed retirement community resident, that process has been turned on its ear, and what comes next is what this post is all about. One thing that hasn’t changed is that my truest … Continue reading Being More Creative & Productive?

Do Something # 1 – Learn Something New

This post is introducing yet another special series entitled “Do Something“. As the title and logo implies, it is about getting off your butt and doing something about making your life fuller and more fruitful. It is simply useless to just sit back and wait for life to come to you. All you are doing is running out the clock, and that’s a boring way … Continue reading Do Something # 1 – Learn Something New

RetComLife #11 – The Wheels of Life

I had an epiphany of sorts the other day. Since I am now in a retirement community, I am around older people every day. A big majority of them either use walkers or canes to get around. There are over one-hundred independent living apartments in my community that share a common dining room. During each meal, but especially the dinner hour, there are almost as … Continue reading RetComLife #11 – The Wheels of Life