A Cultural Overhaul

RJsCorner is not known to shy away from controversial subjects, so with the post, I am “having my say” about the Critical Race Theory (CRT). Maybe we should call Critical Race Theory a cultural overhaul, since CRT seems to be so threatening to many of us. It kinda makes sense to do that anyway. Let’s look at just what “Critical theory” in general really means. … Continue reading A Cultural Overhaul

Living Up To Others Expectations…

Those of us Baby Boomers on the spectrum have usually spent our lives trying to live up to other’s expectations. We were told very early own that we were too shy, so get over it and join the mainstream. That started us out on a life of low self-esteem until something finally kicked that falsehood to the curb. Being outside the mainstream is pretty much … Continue reading Living Up To Others Expectations…

Solutions Seeking Problems…

Let’s spend this lazy Sunday after Thanksgiving talking about technological progress and how it is changing our world. Fifty years from now everthing we think of as the miracles of technology will be long forgotten and replace by much better tools for life. How’s that for a out-there prediction. 🥸 Ok, let’s get on with the idea of solutions seeking problems. Technology is advancing at … Continue reading Solutions Seeking Problems…

Kid’s Nature Discovery Art Contest

A Children’s Art Contest gallery was recently displayed at my retirement community. The talent shown by these young artists is amazing. I was particularly drawn to the one above. 10 years-old and already painting such beautiful pictures. It is very Van Gogh like in it simplicity. I don’t want to leave you with just this one picture, so here is a gallery of a few … Continue reading Kid’s Nature Discovery Art Contest

RetComLife #18 – Technology-Driven Improvements in Dining.

We Baby Boomers were the first generation to easily travel. Airplanes, the Interstate system and such allowed us to experience lots of regional and international foods that were not available to the previous generations who are presently the majority in senior communities. As we Baby Boomers retire we will demand more from retirement communities, especially in the area of cuisine. We will demand more than … Continue reading RetComLife #18 – Technology-Driven Improvements in Dining.

The Pursuit of Happiness #1 – Changing My View

Welcome to the new Wednesday series entitled The Pursuit of Happiness. This series, we will be studying what happiness has meant throughout the ages, and trying to discover within ourselves what it means to each of us. As usual, I don’t have a step-by-step agenda for this new series yet. It will depend on what we discover on our path to happiness. A primary reason … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness #1 – Changing My View

The Agenda, It Is A-Changing … Again

I know this is nothing earth-shaking to you, but I take the agenda here at RJsCorner quite seriously. It is the roadmap for the many words I put here. I’m sure, to you, it has about as much significance as the cartoon to the right. But since RJsCorner is a journal of my life, you have to attend this lecture. 🥴 This 2022 version of … Continue reading The Agenda, It Is A-Changing … Again

RetComLife #17 – Other Choices In Food Services

One thing that annoys me is that the sit-down dining option which is basically the only option aside from after the meal carry-outs in my retirement community wastes too much of my time. Having a full-service sit down dining is nice once in a while in that special restaurant, but you wouldn’t appreciate it for every meal you eat. I know many think we retirement … Continue reading RetComLife #17 – Other Choices In Food Services

I Have Not Failed…

I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work. Thomas Edison I have been to most of Thomas Edison’s historic sites and have marveled at his ingenuity and perseverance. They say it took him 10,000 tries before he invented the lightbulb. Amazingly it took about a hundred years before that invention was eventually replaced. But, that is not what this post … Continue reading I Have Not Failed…

About Emotions #8 – Summing It Up

The strongest emotion that I think I have is empathy for those, like me, who have faced some pretty serious struggles through life. That, and my lack of a sense of accomplishment in this emotions series, is what this post is all about. Happily it ends with a possible step forward in this general arena. Adversity Builds Character So, I ought to have a lot … Continue reading About Emotions #8 – Summing It Up

I Think The Scientific Community Has It Wrong About Autism Studies

After some serious study about autism in general and Asperger’s in particular, I am convinced that the scientific community has a basic flaw when it comes to autism. That flaw is that 95% of the studies and articles about autism concentrate solely on children. Here is why I think that is wrong. By concentrating only on children, they are losing information about “lessons learned” by … Continue reading I Think The Scientific Community Has It Wrong About Autism Studies

Here’s To You Greta…

You came on the world scene at the age of 11 when you started school strikes to do what you could to make people pay attention to climate change. You stopped eating and talking and fell into depression that scared your parents. You proved that even at 11 you could do your part. Even though you were autistic, you could get people top pay attention … Continue reading Here’s To You Greta…

RetComLife #16 – Cloud Kitchens & CafĂ© Dining

My retirement community is struggling to keep the dining services up to their usual standards. Wait staff is nearly impossible to find during this pandemic, so the salaried staff are having to provide that service in addition to their usual responsibilities. That is putting stress on everyone. The fact that the meals here cater almost exclusively to those who like bland unseasoned foods is a … Continue reading RetComLife #16 – Cloud Kitchens & CafĂ© Dining

About Emotions #7 – Confusion Among the Experts… And A Path Forward

I have learned over my life that to survive as a deaf person on the Spectrum, I need to control my emotions. That doesn’t mean to stifle them, but to instead understand where they are coming from and to try to focus them in a positive direction. A central part of this Emotion series is about my life experiences with emotions. I have been studying … Continue reading About Emotions #7 – Confusion Among the Experts… And A Path Forward

One Last Look At My Aspie Meltdowns…

If you are a regular here at RJsCorner, you know that I have said that I had more meltdowns during the last week of my wife’s life than I thought I could endure. They came so frequently that I began feeling that if they don’t stop, I don’t want to live any longer. In this post, I will try to give you an idea of … Continue reading One Last Look At My Aspie Meltdowns…

RetComLife #15 – It Doesn’t Just Happen

The quality of any team doesn’t just happen. It is accomplished by the quality of the leadership. I know that from personal experience in the corporate world. You treat your team with respect, and they will gladly go the extra mile for you. That seems to be the case with my retirement community team. I spent thirty years in the corporate world in a half … Continue reading RetComLife #15 – It Doesn’t Just Happen

About Third Parties…

I thought for today’s post I would dip my toes into a little politics. They say that forming a third party in America is downright impossible, or is it? That is what this post is all about. Let’s take a look at the mother country of Great Britain. They have dozens of political parties, and it is seldom that just one of them gains control … Continue reading About Third Parties…

About Emotions #6 -I Need More Time…

No, I am not talking about adding a few more years to my life, although that would be welcomed, at least if they were healthy years. What I am talking about is my special series entitled “About Emotions”. I told you at the start of this series that I wanted to get more info about just what emotions are all about. I wanted to see … Continue reading About Emotions #6 -I Need More Time…

Finding Yourself In Your Differences

I have made it no secret here on RJsCorner that I struggled through life trying to figure out what was wrong with me. My very narcissistic mother who abandoned me when I was nine years old did nothing but amplify those negative feelings I had about myself. In hindsight, I am kind of glad she left, as I don’t know how much damage she would … Continue reading Finding Yourself In Your Differences