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

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…

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 Disabilities…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, “oh yeah, they don’t know I can’t hear them.”  When I spend the days here at the homestead I rarely think … Continue reading An In-Depth Story about One of My Disabilities…Part 2

Blame It All On Henry Ford

Henry Ford’s assembly lines certainly accelerated the age of automation and expanded the middle class to a level unheard of before its invention. That was a good and a bad thing at the same time. It increased the number of goods available to almost every one, but it also created a mass of people who were basically turned into brainless machines who did the same … Continue reading Blame It All On Henry Ford

You’re Born, You Live, And Then You Die

The title is the most fundamental part of life for all of us. But, what we do with that middle part is mostly up to us. My sagely wisdom after 75 years of life is to appreciate everything that comes along, both the good and the not-so-good.☺︎ Too many of us go about living our lives focusing on the high points. Yes, they do come … Continue reading You’re Born, You Live, And Then You Die

Being Bombarded By The Same Message…

My retirement community apartment is just across from the assisted living wing. When I open my curtains every morning and close them every night, the window forty feet away has a person watching a news channel. I can’t tell which channel, but watching any of them for so many hours each day is certainly very detrimental to your life. If you are constantly exposed to … Continue reading Being Bombarded By The Same Message…

The Only World That Won’t Disappoint…

As I get older, the world around me seems to disappoint me more and more. Part of that is due to an extreme narcissist who has conned so many people who would never dream of thinking for themselves, that he is the answer to all our problems. But, the other part is people just seem to get dumber a dumber as each year passes. Maybe, … Continue reading The Only World That Won’t Disappoint…