Small Towns…. And Churches, Have Changed

When I moved into the small rural town that become my home twenty-one years ago, I was proud to proclaim that I was no longer a big-city guy. When I went back to church after a twenty-year absence I was proud to proclaim that I was part of a congregation once again. But then, everything sort of changed. The last nail in rural/church life coffin … Continue reading Small Towns…. And Churches, Have Changed

Vicariously … (800 Words)

Vicariously is not a word I often use here on RJsCorner, but it has been entrenched in my being from a very early age. I began life as a very dysfunctional kid in an ultra-dysfunctional family. I didn’t know that at the time, wisdom showed me that fact much later. I know I am not unique in this situation, everybody has their own story, but … Continue reading Vicariously … (800 Words)

Hanging On To The Asperger Label

I read a recent article over at The Medium about people, like me, who refuse to give up the Aspie label and be dumped into the ocean wide autism spectrum. Here is a quote from that article. (Click HERE to see the rest) The Asperger’s class is overwhelmingly white people who have been given enough advantage to turn a profit on what they couldn’t stop … Continue reading Hanging On To The Asperger Label

Walking Through The Valley Of Death…

My father was one of those people who just didn’t want to think about death. He would almost leave the room whenever that topic came up. He was two years older than I am now when his end came. He just didn’t like the idea of walking through the valley of death. I, on the other hand am thoroughly attuned to these times being my … Continue reading Walking Through The Valley Of Death…

Using Perspective When Reviewing History

For some reason, history is on my mind, so let’s start off where we finished yesterday. Let’s face it, our founding fathers do not live up to current standards in many of today’s regards. Most were slaveholders who had little or no respect for those who had been kidnapped from their African countries to do their manual labor. In fact, one, and probably many, of … Continue reading Using Perspective When Reviewing History

Looking For The Greater Meaning… Perhaps There Is None

I am approaching the end years of my life, and as a result, I am yet again contemplating “why I am here?”. I have always been concerned that maybe all I am doing is sucking air. I know I have done some notable things, but I still get the feeling that there is “something” out there that I am still supposed to do. I think … Continue reading Looking For The Greater Meaning… Perhaps There Is None

Just Catch Them Out Of The Air…

I have been a planner all of my life. For some reason, that has been a basic part of who I am. Maybe it is the fact that I like to think I have the answers to my life, but sometimes you just have to catch them out of the air. Some people call that praying to God. To others, it is something altogether different. … Continue reading Just Catch Them Out Of The Air…

QUESTION EVERYTHING, Including Yourself

There are too many in this world today who are fixated on being “right”. They grab onto one thought and cling to it as if they would die without it. Of course, that goes very much against my mantra Question Everything, Think For Yourself, Never Stop Learning If life were only that simple. If everything could be neatly put in the “right” or “wrong” box … Continue reading QUESTION EVERYTHING, Including Yourself

Unmasked vs Unhinged.

As far as I am concerned, everyone wears a mask. It is just the way we cope in the world. I have read so many articles in the last few months from those who have autism about wanting to tear off their mask and become their “real” selves. If everybody did that, the world would become totally unhinged and chaos would likely become the norm. … Continue reading Unmasked vs Unhinged.

Capitalism Just Might Be The Downfall Of The World.

One of the things I enjoy, now that I am a totally “streaming” beast with my Apple TV, is the screen saver that gives me a bird’s-eye view of the world. It was just showing the United Arab Emirates. The massive skyscrapers are spectacular to look at. Then, the thought came to me that all that opulence was made from one source, oil. That is … Continue reading Capitalism Just Might Be The Downfall Of The World.

I Can See How It Is Easy to Become Obsessed

I have been doing a LOT of reading about autism, particularly Aspergers, lately. Thanks to the Medium.com, when I searched for the word “Autism” I got thousands of stories. They kept coming and coming for days at a time. It got to the point that autism stories were the only thing I got when I clicked on The Medium link! I must admit, I read … Continue reading I Can See How It Is Easy to Become Obsessed

Some Day, You Are Going To Wake Up And…

Some day, you are going to wake up and realize you’re too old to have any real fun. One of the downsides of being a dreamer almost all of my life is that I spent too much time dreaming and not enough doing. I rationalize that happened due to circumstances, but in some ways that is a cop-out. It was really more of a matter … Continue reading Some Day, You Are Going To Wake Up And…

People Don’t Know What They Want…

People don’t know what they want until you tell them. Steve Jobs I don’t know if the quote above is exactly accurate, but it gets the message across. In the corporate world, I invented several software tools, now called apps, for my 300-person engineering R&D team. The money the company saved from just one of those apps paid by my salary for my thirty-year career. … Continue reading People Don’t Know What They Want…

Finding Your Kindred Spirit

I’m just not a “manly” man. I’m not afraid to say that. It doesn’t hurt my ego at all. In fact, I am quite proud that I have many feminine characteristics. One of those is that I love the “Anne of Green Gables” TV shows. There have been many of them lately, it seems. I enjoy just how uninhibited Anne is. She doesn’t worry about … Continue reading Finding Your Kindred Spirit

Smart People Are Actually Wrong – A Lot

I know the title above probably confuses you, but if you think about it, (and are smart 😎), you will realize that the phrase is true. Let’s look at Jeff Bezos to see how that works. Bezos is worth over $200 billion, so he must be a pretty smart guy. About 25 years ago, he took a simple idea of selling books on the thing … Continue reading Smart People Are Actually Wrong – A Lot

Peaceful Coexistence – In Marriage

I know the term “Coexist” is primarily associated with religions. I have had a sticker on the back of my vehicles for longer than I can remember to that effect. The world would be a much better place if all religions agreed to just coexist with one another. But, I kinda think the term can be applied to other areas of life. For me, that … Continue reading Peaceful Coexistence – In Marriage

Autism As A Parallel Universe?

Autism is a neurological condition. That means those who are autistic are wired differently than those who are neurotypical (meaning like everyone else). We are not necessarily dumber, more handicapped, or smarter, just different. So, you could say that Autism is a parallel universe to the neurotypical world. If someone is autistic, it does not necessarily mean that they Less intelligent Have a severe disability … Continue reading Autism As A Parallel Universe?

Making Something Beautiful…

The best description of my country right now is a thousand pieces of shattered glass. Like Humpty Dumpty it’s hard to imagine putting it back together. I am a history buff, so I know this is not the first time we have dealt with this type of situation, but it does seem like the worst occurance to this 75-year-old. In the past, we have always … Continue reading Making Something Beautiful…

Here’s To New Year’s Resolutions…

Happy New Year’s Eve to all you who may come across RJsCorner. I know the common logic is that everyone makes New Year’s resolutions and then breaks them before the end of the week. So, why bother? Well, I have a resolution for your list and if you break it that’s ok I resolve to look at those who are different from me in a … Continue reading Here’s To New Year’s Resolutions…

Having My Say About “Having Our Say”

For the last twenty years I have re-read the book shown on the right. Due to all the stuff that has happened in my life this year, I almost forgot about this annual tradition. I would have to say that this is probably the most insightful book I have ever read. It was published in 1994 when both sisters were over 100-years old. These two … Continue reading Having My Say About “Having Our Say”

Making The Internet Great Again…

You probably think that the Internet has become a boring, repetitive, bleak landscape that is poisoning your mind. The only thing it is good for now is for conspiracy theorists to have a place where they can plant their seeds for future sheep to follow. If it is not about that then it seems to be 24/7 COVID. The Internet is just not useful anymore! … Continue reading Making The Internet Great Again…

Getting Shoved In To The Background…

For those of us who live on the margins of life, getting shoved to the background is almost a daily thing. I really don’t have any recollection of ever belonging to the mainstream in any area of my life. But, unlike me, getting shoved in to the background is a harrowing experience for many who reside mostly in the mainstream. Every generation, as they age … Continue reading Getting Shoved In To The Background…