“American Aristocracy” Vs “Adversity Builds Character”

All my life I have been stuck between two worlds. As a youth, I didn’t fit in with the in-crowd, but I didn’t fit in with the out-crowd either When I went deaf, I distinctly chose not to be part of the Deaf Culture, but instead, be a deaf man in the hearing world. When I started earning a sizable income from my career, I … Continue reading “American Aristocracy” Vs “Adversity Builds Character”

How To Increase Focus and Productivity

This post is primarily meant for all you neurotypicals out there. Most of us Aspies don’t have much of a problem with focus. In fact, we have it in spades, and simply can’t understand why you struggle with keeping focused. I recently read an article in the New York Times (click here if you want to see it) on how to maintain focus in your … Continue reading How To Increase Focus and Productivity

Why We Get Distracted…

This is a short post about my wandering mind. I kinda think I frequently get distracted because whatever I am doing is just not challenging enough for my brain. In other words, it is boring. My brain would rather be thinking about something else, almost anything else. So, it wanders into other thoughts. But, I believe that is an asset rather than a liability. Whatever … Continue reading Why We Get Distracted…

The Vast Wasteland… Past & Present Versions

I need a break from the world today, so it’s time to put out a post about my past and current TV viewing habits, and give you an extensive list of what I now watch. For the current generations, the Internet and particularly social media is the proclaimed to be a vast wasteland that has mesmerized young people. When they are home, they are glued … Continue reading The Vast Wasteland… Past & Present Versions

I’m An Artist, I Paint With Words

All my life, I have always been envious of people who could take up a brush or pencil and create things from their minds. I tried that some in my youth, but never really got to a level that didn’t embarrass me. I tried it recently with the same result. Drawing and painting is just something that isn’t in my talent base. But, that got … Continue reading I’m An Artist, I Paint With Words

All About Money… From Those Wiser than Us

I am getting to the point on RJsCorner that I post about anything I want to. Today I feel like talking about money and it’s effects on life. What better place to learn about that than quotes from those wiser than us? Let’s start off with a well-known poet who live lived alone in a shack at Walden Pond for two years. One of the … Continue reading All About Money… From Those Wiser than Us

I Can’t Believe How Wise I Am…Now

Looking back on my life, I can’t believe all the things I took naively for granted. I used to think that the foundation of the U.S. was our constitution. It spelled out what was important to us, but the problem with that is that too many of us think that, like the Bible, it should be set in concrete and never changed. Of course, I … Continue reading I Can’t Believe How Wise I Am…Now

Steve Jobs – Your Time Is Limited…

Steve Jobs was one of the founders of Apple Inc. He died at a relatively early age of 56 due to pancreatic cancer in 2011. Steve was certainly one of the pioneers of 21st century technology. I love the quote from him that people don’t know what they want until you give it to them. I have been intimately enmeshed in Apple products from the … Continue reading Steve Jobs – Your Time Is Limited…

Mandated Morality & Insurrections

I see where the leadership of Iran, in response to all the protests by the young people, have announced they are abolishing the “Morality Police”. Those are the forces who roam the streets looking to punish those who are not living up to the Islamic rules, particularly the dress laws. I’m not sure which of the dress codes that Iran enforces, but I’m certain that … Continue reading Mandated Morality & Insurrections

About 2023 & Getting Out Of The DQ Mode

2022 was a very challenging year for me, even in my RetCom (retirement community). I tried many ways to live with so many others who were suddenly around me. I had some disappointing failures, but also a few successes. As a result, I have high expectations for this new year. 2023 will be about building on those few successes and not letting DQ take hold … Continue reading About 2023 & Getting Out Of The DQ Mode

Looking Back So I Can Look Forward

I spent the first day of this new year trying to figure out how I will live in the next 364 days. I also spent New Year’s Eve looking at what I accomplished in 2022. Before I go any further, I must admit that the whole decade before 2022, I was mostly in the caregiver hermit mode. My wife’s health continued to decline year after … Continue reading Looking Back So I Can Look Forward

There Ain’t Nothin That Lowers The IQ Of A Man More Than Puttin Him In A Crowd

I don’t understand this, but if you take a person with an IQ of 100 and put him in a crowd, his IQ almost immediately drops to 80. That certainly is the case for the MAGA crowd/mob, isn’t it? Those folks just can’t afford that much drop. I guess you could say the same thing about sporting events, especially in Europe. I don’t know how … Continue reading There Ain’t Nothin That Lowers The IQ Of A Man More Than Puttin Him In A Crowd

I Am A Disruptor, But…

Something I pride myself in is being a disruptor. The status quo bores me! Usually, in today’s world, by the time something becomes the status quo it is no longer relevant and is in serious need of change. An important part of life is to realize that change is constant. There’s nothing you can do to prevent that. Sure, you can stick your head in … Continue reading I Am A Disruptor, But…

The Perfect Holiday Message

What a very noble idea from John Pavolvitz (click to see more from him). It sounds kind of Native-American to me, but I don’t think he intended it to be. He is what I would look like on steroids, He is constantly questioning why the church is on a tragic path of destruction. I see from the latest statistics that U.S. Christians will soon be … Continue reading The Perfect Holiday Message

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