Calling All Storytellers & Wannabe Storytellers

For this coming new year I will be opening up a new blogsite centered around seniors telling stories of their lives. If you are interested in contributing, leave a comment here or contact me at RJsCorner@icloud.com This new blog will be entitled 1001 Words – Stories About Life From Storytellers Over 70. As the name implies, it will be stories about our lives and will … Continue reading Calling All Storytellers & Wannabe Storytellers

Senior Citizens & Technology

I love this quote 😎. I am a techie and a senior citizen, so I just can’t understand why so many in my RetCom are so averse to technology? But, then again, one of the RetComs I visited this summer had 75% of the residents choosing to receive their daily information via smartphone, tablet, or computer. I think it comes down to just convincing seniors … Continue reading Senior Citizens & Technology

I Worry About Old Men Being In Charge

I just passed my 76th year on this earth and my age is showing more and more as each day passes. I know my cognition is becoming more difficult for me. Where I used to write a post here on RJsCorner in10-15 minutes it now sometimes takes an hour. I am physically stumbling more now. I have to accept it that these types of things … Continue reading I Worry About Old Men Being In Charge

Sharing Our Life Stories

I have been trying to get some of the folks here in my RetCom (retirement community) to think about putting their life experiences on-line so that others might learn from them, or at least be entertained by them. Some of the stories I have heard are simply amazing. I realize that not everyone has the talents to accomplish such a task of telling their life … Continue reading Sharing Our Life Stories

An Interesting Observation From Great Britain

I spend about an hour or so every morning reading the latest news. About 50% of that time is with U.S. sources, the rest is outside our borders. It’s nice to get a different perspective on the problems of the world. Several of my daily sources are from Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. If I were to suddenly become a world traveler those are … Continue reading An Interesting Observation From Great Britain

It’s Time For A Change @ RJsCorner… A Real Change

I will say it up front, I am just not happy with the quality of posts I have been putting out here at RJsCorner recently. They just seem stale to me. That is one of the reasons I have cut back to only a couple a week. I don’t know what happened? Maybe my cognitive processes have declined now that I am in my 77th … Continue reading It’s Time For A Change @ RJsCorner… A Real Change

The Last Time

This particular picture was taken looking out a window in the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg FL. I love geometric shapes, so this one pic drew me in. Of course, looking out the window gives you a strong sense of Florida. This Spring my older brother suddenly came to mind. The last time I visited him was twenty years ago in 2002. At that … Continue reading The Last Time

The Dilemma Of Gullible People… And We Seem To Have Many Of Them

There are way too many who are making millions of bucks putting false, evil-minded thoughts into the minds of gullible people. Who would ever have dreamed that there are millions of people who enthusiastically buy in QAnon. The core QAnon theory that is very prevalent among the gullible is that a cabal of Satanic, cannibalistic sexual abusers of children are operating a global child sex-trafficking ring conspired against former U.S. President Donald … Continue reading The Dilemma Of Gullible People… And We Seem To Have Many Of Them

It’s All About Masking And Maybe The Medium…

Sometimes I wish I could take back that time when I discovered I am an Aspie. I think that moment to some degree kind of ruined the rest of my life. But, perhaps the most damaging part of that was what was done by the website Medium because it provided me daily with hundreds of articles about Aspergers, and only Aspergers. When I discovered that … Continue reading It’s All About Masking And Maybe The Medium…

The Mysterious Rhode Island Explained…

I admit that before I made Rhode Island a primary destination of the recent New England trip I didn’t know much about the State, and what I thought I knew was basically wrong. So, in 500 words or less I will tell you what I learned about the State while I was there and since I have returned. Rhode Island was basically a refugee colony … Continue reading The Mysterious Rhode Island Explained…

RetComLife – Info About Waitstaffs

I came across some statistics lately about the dining industry that I believe explain some about the problems of my RetCom’s (retirement community) dining problems of not being able to build a reliable waitstaff. There were many of them in my source but for this post I will concentrate on just three. If you want to see the whole article click HERE. My RetCom has … Continue reading RetComLife – Info About Waitstaffs

I Just Couldn’t Help Myself

It’s time for another Aspie post here on RJsCorner. This one is about Aspie obsessions. I’m sure I have posted about this before, but I don’t specifically remember it. So, I will give you a brief story about Aspies and obsession. Here is a quote from a reliable source about Aspies and special interests. I recognized this trait in myself from an early age. I … Continue reading I Just Couldn’t Help Myself

Myth #37 – Old People Don’t Do On-Line

I’m sure you, to one degree or another, likely agree with the title of this post. Old people are simply not tech-savvy to any degree. When I suggested to the management here at my RetCom (retirement community) home that we should have an on-line interface for communications with the residents, I was given that line. With nothing to back my suggestion up I let it … Continue reading Myth #37 – Old People Don’t Do On-Line

PANIC!! – The Interest Rates Are Above 3%!!

I can only say one thing about the title above. GET OVER IT I know all you Millennials and GenZers are used to getting all us Baby Boomers savings for free, but I have to inform you that is not normal. I have an account with almost $200,000 in it, and it gets about $5/month interest. It’s about time you future generations paid your own … Continue reading PANIC!! – The Interest Rates Are Above 3%!!

If We Let Nature Take Its Course, We Would All Be Dead of Cholera or COVID

To me, the statement “Let nature take its course” is kinda synonymous with “It’s in God’s hands”. Saying that seems to put some people at ease for not doing something personally to solve the problems of the world. Another is that they don’t trust anything that they don’t understand. Science is all about understanding the mysteries of nature. We simply can’t wait for the universe … Continue reading If We Let Nature Take Its Course, We Would All Be Dead of Cholera or COVID

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy

As most of my regular readers know, I am currently focusing my studies on among other things, philosophy. I know that is pretty boring stuff to most of you, so I promise I won’t do too many posts on that subject. But, this quote from Plato 2,000+ years ago got my attention, and I think you will find it enlightening. “Dictatorship naturally arises out of … Continue reading Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy

RetComLife – The Thing About Men: Part 3 – Finally, The Project

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post about trying to start up a new activity here in my RetCom (retirement community) that is focused toward us guys. Yesterday I talked about two possibilities: woodworking and model building. Today’s post is about a third path forward and that is Lego. I know many of you are probably saying that Lego is for kids, but since old … Continue reading RetComLife – The Thing About Men: Part 3 – Finally, The Project

RetComLife – The Thing About Men: Part 2 -Let’s Build Stuff”

I have been in my RetCom home for 14 months now, and am slowly making some friends here. Being deaf and having Aspie traits has made that process difficult as it has for most everything in my last 35 years. Finding my place here has been a struggle. I tried to start up an activity pointed towards hearing loss issues, but that just didn’t pan … Continue reading RetComLife – The Thing About Men: Part 2 -Let’s Build Stuff”

RetComLife – The Thing About Men Part 1: Just The Facts…

Before I get into the basic idea for this 3-day series about Retirement Community Life, I need to give you a little basic background. “Just the facts” as Joe Friday used to say on the TV show Dragnet. Most RetComs (retirement communities) are usually about 75% women and 25% men, and the majority of the staff of the community are primarily women. So, we men … Continue reading RetComLife – The Thing About Men Part 1: Just The Facts…

EPS – Favorites

I have visited over 40 State Capitals in my travels around the U.S. and this is one of my favorite pictures. It is from the Capital Building of Connecticut in Hartford. I visited there during my recent trip through that beautiful State. I will have much more to say about that in an upcoming on-the-road post. At that time, I will give you a full … Continue reading EPS – Favorites

Artsy Saturday – Learning To Sketch Lesson- An Update

Progress has been slow in this endeavor to learn how to sketch. Maybe I am too impatient to wait out being accomplished at it. Or perhaps I just don’t think I will, with the time left for me, ever be accomplished at this new thing. So, I am going to take a shortcut in getting to the expected end result I desire. I am quite … Continue reading Artsy Saturday – Learning To Sketch Lesson- An Update

For The First Time In My Life…

For the vast majority of my existence, I have always believed that my commitments have dictated that I live on other people’s terms. In the last year or so, I have reached that point where I can live as I choose without considering others. In some ways being able to live on your own terms is scary…. I just don’t seem to know how to … Continue reading For The First Time In My Life…