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

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…

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

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…

Beauty Is A Feeling, More Than Anything Else.

When I create something beautiful, I know it immediately, and it gives me great pleasure. That is what gives me joy in my life. I believe I have created Beauty in many forms: Then there is the beauty that I had nothing to do with except to enjoy it Beauty, love, and other such words often have dramatically different meanings to each of us. One … Continue reading Beauty Is A Feeling, More Than Anything Else.

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…

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

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