Here’s To New Year’s Resolutions…

Happy New Year’s Eve to all you who may come across RJsCorner. I know the common logic is that everyone makes New Year’s resolutions and then breaks them before the end of the week. So, why bother? Well, I have a resolution for your list and if you break it that’s ok I resolve to look at those who are different from me in a … Continue reading Here’s To New Year’s Resolutions…

Having My Say About “Having Our Say”

For the last twenty years I have re-read the book shown on the right. Due to all the stuff that has happened in my life this year, I almost forgot about this annual tradition. I would have to say that this is probably the most insightful book I have ever read. It was published in 1994 when both sisters were over 100-years old. These two … Continue reading Having My Say About “Having Our Say”

Making The Internet Great Again…

You probably think that the Internet has become a boring, repetitive, bleak landscape that is poisoning your mind. The only thing it is good for now is for conspiracy theorists to have a place where they can plant their seeds for future sheep to follow. If it is not about that then it seems to be 24/7 COVID. The Internet is just not useful anymore! … Continue reading Making The Internet Great Again…

Getting Shoved In To The Background…

For those of us who live on the margins of life, getting shoved to the background is almost a daily thing. I really don’t have any recollection of ever belonging to the mainstream in any area of my life. But, unlike me, getting shoved in to the background is a harrowing experience for many who reside mostly in the mainstream. Every generation, as they age … Continue reading Getting Shoved In To The Background…

Merry Christmas From RJsCorner

Today, I celebrate the birth of Jesus, who came to earth to teach us how to live and love. I pray that in the coming years, that more of us will finally be able to embrace HIS teachings. Instead of adoring the Bible (or Mary), let’s adore Jesus and particularly his messages to us. If you want to learn a little more about that, click … Continue reading Merry Christmas From RJsCorner

Understanding Stupidity – Will Roger’s Style…

In the new RJsCorner, I want to get back to my roots, and Will Rogers is one of those roots I have avoided for too long. Years ago, when I started creating my personal style of writing, Will Rogers was a primary inspiration. I loved the way he could use humor to inform us on just about any topic. Some say that Mark Twain was … Continue reading Understanding Stupidity – Will Roger’s Style…

In The Zone – My Superpower

I talk frequently here at the new RJsCorner about my deafness and autism. Many of the posts are about how I deal with all the obstacles that are a result of those two conditions. For this post I am talking about one of my superpowers that wouldn’t exist without both my deafness and my autism. That superpower is when I am In The Zone. When … Continue reading In The Zone – My Superpower

Neurodivergent. I Kinda Like That…

Given last Friday’s announcement of the new RJsCorner, where one of my life goals is now to raise the awareness of how people with autism might think differently than most, we are in most respects very much the same as everyone else. To accomplish that I need an uncomplicated moniker for autism that hasn’t been already blemished by too many common misunderstandings. I know the … Continue reading Neurodivergent. I Kinda Like That…

Looking Back On Life – The Regrets

I am going to unofficially assign some of Sunday’s posts as a time for reflection. It will be about looking back to discover the lessons learn and unlearned. It will be about insight/wisdom learned that might be valuable to others. To start this out, I need to leave some things back in 2021. Regret is one of them, so here goes. I came across an … Continue reading Looking Back On Life – The Regrets

Streaming Nights – Ireland

Welcome to the first of hopefully many posts in the new Streaming Nights category. This new section is dedicated to showing you some of the streaming videos that I find particularly enticing. The recommendation for today’s post is Adrian Dunbar’s Coastal Ireland. It is found on the AcornTV service. You might recognize Adrian as one of the stars of another British streaming show entitled Line … Continue reading Streaming Nights – Ireland

Welcome To The New RJsCorner…

The New RJsCorner is taking a pretty serious shift from past content. Politics, and the ugliness that it entails, is no longer part of this site. The primary focus is now learning about the diversity of man, and accepting and maybe even celebrating those who are different from you. It is about my primary shift to a positive focus. I will leave the negative things … Continue reading Welcome To The New RJsCorner…

Resetting my Life Goals

“My wife’s death five months ago yesterday caused me to do some pretty serious soul-searching. It made me realize that I was just going-with-the-flow in too many areas of my life. I was aimlessly moving from one day to another without much purpose. When I found out how quickly things can change, I become more determined than ever to live the rest of my life … Continue reading Resetting my Life Goals

The Pursuit of Happiness #4: According to Aristotle

I have been casually studying of Aristotle for many years, and have recently started another book about him. He was definitely a dreamer/thinker that I could never even imagine being. It is amazing to me how so many of his thoughts still apply today. Since he is one of my heroes, it just seemed natural that I look to him as to what he said … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness #4: According to Aristotle

RJsCorner – It’s Time For A Change

RJsCorner is in its 14th year now, so I have covered countless categories in the 5,000 posts you will find here. As the years have gone by my primary focus here has changed several times. The latest change will be “officially” announced on this Thursday’s post. This change, which was started a few weeks ago, is perhaps the most difficult one for me as it … Continue reading RJsCorner – It’s Time For A Change

Stuck Between Two Worlds…

All my life I have been stuck between two worlds. Perhaps the most severe is when I went totally deaf 34 years ago. It was obvious that I was no longer in the hearing world, but by the same token I wasn’t, and never would be, in the Deaf world. The isolation that resulted was frustrating, depressing, and almost tragic. But that would not be … Continue reading Stuck Between Two Worlds…

Quality Of Life…Just Pull The Plug

Here I am almost 8 months since my wife’s heart attack that ended her life, and I am still dealing with these end-of-life issues. One of the many things you have to do when you lose a spouse is to change who your healthcare power-of-attorney is. That is what I am going through right now, and I think this, and signing my new will, will … Continue reading Quality Of Life…Just Pull The Plug

The Pursuit of Happiness #3 – How To Know If You’re Happy

Let’s continue on with the look at the article What is Happiness by Kendra Cherry as mentioned last Wednesday. She says that happiness is a very subjective thing that varies greatly from one person to another. Here is a list from the above article that show key signs of happiness Feeling like you are living the life you wanted Feeling that the conditions of your … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness #3 – How To Know If You’re Happy

Life On The Margins – It’s not just about adversity…

I’ve been posting too much about adversity being on the margins. It’s time I started looking at the positive stuff that puts us there. Yes, I am on the spectrum, but even that has a lot of good stuff about it. My absurd focus allowed me to be a valued member of a 300+ person engineering team. I contributed things that neurotypicals could likely never … Continue reading Life On The Margins – It’s not just about adversity…

RetComLife #19 – Things That Make Me Happy

One thing you should be paying attention to when you are choosing a retirement community is the weekly activities. Are there any that interest you or make you happy? I am still pretty active in my life away from my retirement community, but there will come a time when I will no longer be able to drive and the freedom that entails. When that happens, … Continue reading RetComLife #19 – Things That Make Me Happy

We Gotta Find Something to be Happy About.

I know this is a terrible time to take on, as I am doing, a project related to happiness. It looks like we might be mired down into another mutation of this stupid COVID virus. When will it end? That is the point of this Pre-Happiness post. I know it has been less than two years since COVID came upon the scene, but it seems … Continue reading We Gotta Find Something to be Happy About.

The Pursuit of Happiness #2 – Where To Start…

I have spent the last couple of weeks studying the idea of happiness. I’ve looked at a couple of dozen different sources for a place to start. One article I came across that impressed me with its brevity, yet completeness on this topic was What is Happiness by Kendra Cherry. Click HERE if you want to see the entire article. This article from October 2020 … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness #2 – Where To Start…