RetComLife – Retirement Community Review… One Final Time

During my two major trips, and even in between, I have visited about a dozen different retirement communities across the country. This review will be the last one in that category. Two weeks ago, I finally managed to visit an actual “Active” Retirement Community. The review of this facility, and some final thoughts on the topic will be what this post is all about. To … Continue reading RetComLife – Retirement Community Review… One Final Time

Sometimes There Just Doesn’t Seem To Be Room For Anything Else…

My brain seems to be constantly filled to overflowing and just doesn’t have room for anything else. I wonder how much I am passing by because of that condition? So, when I came across an article lately about decluttering your mind, it managed to crowd its way into my thoughts. The article told me that what I have is called brain fog. I guess that … Continue reading Sometimes There Just Doesn’t Seem To Be Room For Anything Else…

About Folklore…

Let’s talk a little today about folklore. As the definition here shows, it is something passed down through generations by word of mouth. Having some Native American blood in me, I have always been fascinated by that version of folklore. Things like We are not the owners of land, we are merely the caretakers for a brief period of time. I am particularly drawn to … Continue reading About Folklore…

Lessons We Need To Learn…

The Will Rogers “Quote of the Day” as shown in the chalkboard area of the header above basically says that we should take the time to learn from those who were much wiser than us so that we can keep from making the same mistakes. In previous generations, that is before technology increased to hyper-speeds, we looked to our grandparents for worldly advice. I still … Continue reading Lessons We Need To Learn…

If I Tell You Now, We Won’t Have Anything To Talk About When We Are Old

I came across the words above when I was recently watching an early TV episode of “Mad About You” for the 1980s. That brought to mind the often quoted idea that after being married for decades, old couples can practically finish each other’s sentences. That never happened with my wife and me as we were so very different people. Even in our last conversation before … Continue reading If I Tell You Now, We Won’t Have Anything To Talk About When We Are Old

The Queen Is Dead, Long Live The King…

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth recently died, and now her 73-year-old son has taken over as the patriarch of the Windsor royalty. I have to be candid here, and tell you that I simply don’t understand the 21st century significance of inherited royalty. I know Britain is full of Dukes, Duchesses, Earls, and such and for some reason they embrace this type of thing. It is said … Continue reading The Queen Is Dead, Long Live The King…

RetComLife – Feedlot Dining

This might seem like a strange title for a post in my retirement community life category, but I kinda think that as a result of 2+ years of COVID, it likely describes the current sit-down dining option in many retirement communities. For all you city folks, I will let Wikipedia describe just what a feedlot is. That is kind of like what happens when retirement … Continue reading RetComLife – Feedlot Dining

Why I Post…”Simplify”

Yesterday, I posted one of the reasons I have been writing on this blog for the last 14 years and that is to get you to “Think For Yourself, Question Everything, and Never Stop Learning”. Today, I want to give you another central reason. That reason can be described in one word. Simplify All my life, especially my life in the corporate world, I have … Continue reading Why I Post…”Simplify”

One Of The Foundations Of RJsCorner

Most of my posts here at RJsCorner come from what I have read. Many times the article is several thousand words long, and my task is to glean from that the most important lessons that I might pass on to you, my readers. Over my lifetime I have loved psychology and philosophy type things. Some really grab my attention, but then there are others that … Continue reading One Of The Foundations Of RJsCorner

Philosophy of Life – A Different Path

First of all Socrates was a thinker, as most philosophers were, but perhaps primarily he was a person who questioned everything. That got many people upset, especially when they didn’t know the answers. One of the critical things he showed us is that the truth is not something you choose to believe. You can’t simply pick a truth and consider it fact. That is primarily … Continue reading Philosophy of Life – A Different Path

Everyone’s Has A Story… About The Future Of RJsCorner

Everyone’s got a story. A big part of my story is my logo above. The current dilemma is: What format and media should I use to tell my story going forward? To the right is the definition of a blog from WordPress, my blog provider: When I started RJsCorner in 2008, the majority of blogs were personal in nature. Hence, the “diary-type” commentary. Since that … Continue reading Everyone’s Has A Story… About The Future Of RJsCorner

RetCom: Fitting In – Grumpy Old Men

Ok, I have been in my RetCom** over a year now, but I had yet to join any regularly scheduled activity. I did try to start up a support group that would help hearing challenged folks here have a better life, but that was a bust. Hundreds of folks here wear hearing aids or have little hearing left, but few are interested in learning new … Continue reading RetCom: Fitting In – Grumpy Old Men

I Love History, But I Don’t Want To Relive It…

I have been a history fanatic for most of my life and do enjoy visiting many of the sites I have read about. But, I want to make it clear that I don’t want to relive history. I study it so that I can learn about how others have, or haven’t successfully lived their lives. As the old saying goes History doesn’t repeat itself, but … Continue reading I Love History, But I Don’t Want To Relive It…

Sometimes I Am Just Not In The Mood.

I am a list maker and certainly require my routines. That seems to be at the core of my being. I mostly blame that on my Aspie traits, but I don’t know that for sure. Certainly, my Aspie traits are part of what makes me who I am, but they are not EVERYTHING I am. šŸ˜µā€šŸ’« Anyway, getting to the topic of this post, over … Continue reading Sometimes I Am Just Not In The Mood.

Every Pic Tells A Story – Graffiti Art And Hoosier Cabinets

I have always been entranced by graffiti art. Some of it is so complex and beautiful. When I recently visited Switchyard Park in my hometown of Bloomington Indiana, it linked my memories of graffiti with some local history that means a lot to me. When I visited the park for the first time I discovered that a now derelict building was a critical part of … Continue reading Every Pic Tells A Story – Graffiti Art And Hoosier Cabinets

Artsy Fartsy – Sketching – Practicing Strokes

So far in my studies to become a sketcher I have learned about how to anatomically draw lines, shading, and other such things. Liron suggested that I should pick something around the household to practice on. That brought to mind something that I have been thinking about for some time. Why not take a photo from my 22,000 piece portfolio and trace it using what … Continue reading Artsy Fartsy – Sketching – Practicing Strokes

I Have Thin Skin, Literally…

Here is what the dictionary says about “thin skin” a tendency to get easily upset or offended by the things other people say or do He has such a thin skin that he can’t even take a little good-natured teasing. I admit that I just can’t take criticism without being offended. But lately thin skin has come to me literally. I didn’t realize that my skin … Continue reading I Have Thin Skin, Literally…

An In-Depth Story about One of My Disabilitiesā€¦Part 2

Here is part 2 of my 2013 interview by Bob Lowery. See yesterday’s post if you missed part 1 ======================================= 4) During a typical day, are you constantly aware of your situation or does it take something out of the ordinary to remind you, ā€œoh yeah, they donā€™t know I canā€™t hear them.ā€  When I spend the days here at the homestead I rarely think … Continue reading An In-Depth Story about One of My Disabilitiesā€¦Part 2