One Of The Greatest Things Of All…

I read a recent article about Judi Dench, who is a famous British actress. In that article, she said The greatest thing of all is to have a sense of humor. And if you’re born with it, at least you’ve got that going for you. I’d be lost without it. Dame Judi Dench That got me to thinking about being able to see the light … Continue reading One Of The Greatest Things Of All…

Dear Will: What’s It All About

I am going to make some basic changes here at RJsCorner for this new year and decade. One of those changes will be to make my Dear Will Letters more frequent and more prominent on my corner. That is what this post is all about

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Dear Will:

They say personal letter writing is a thing of the past, but maybe that is something that has just been modernized via the electronic medium. Does it really matter that the message comes on a screen instead of paper and ink?

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Seeking Wisdom – Will Rogers Style

I want to say up front that Google doesn’t appreciate what I do. Their algorithm is prejudiced against me.¬† They sometimes call me a “duplicate content provider”.¬† Argh!!! When I started my personal blog over ten years ago, I set a foundation for what it would be.¬† The first foundation was that it would pattern what my primary literary hero Will Rogers did.¬† One of … Continue reading Seeking Wisdom – Will Rogers Style

I Need More Balance…

I need more balance in my life and especially in my blogging. Part of my base character that is associated with my Asperger’s traits is I tend to become obsessively focused on something and everything else just falls by the wayside.¬† The day-to-day insanity coming from the Oval Office along with the now weekly mass killings is putting me over the edge.¬† I have to … Continue reading I Need More Balance…

The Best Doctor In The World…

‚ÄúBest doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can‚Äôt ask his patients what‚Äôs the matter. He‚Äôs just got to know.‚ÄĚ – Will Rogers This quote from Will came to mind recently while my wife was going to doctors trying to determine the cause of her recent ailments. In the last couple of months, she has had three emergency room visits, two of them by … Continue reading The Best Doctor In The World…

$1,000 Dinner!

In Will¬†Rogers’ day¬†during the Great Depression¬†soup kitchens¬†were where millions got their daily meal if they got one at all. I know a thing or two about soup kitchens as I volunteered in one for over eleven years. It was a very rewarding and eye-opening time for me I am not a “meat & potatoes” guy, but $1,000 for dinner seems pretty excessive. I guess if … Continue reading $1,000 Dinner!

Tit For Tat…

¬†“Congress is deadlocked and can’t act.” I think that is the greatest blessing that could befall this country.¬† -Will Rogers (Weekly Article #59, January 27, 1924) I just can’t understand how the leadership of the Republican party can blame the Democrats for not getting anything done this year.¬† Come on Mitch, you guys control everything and still can’t accomplish the daily chores necessary to keep … Continue reading Tit For Tat…

The Capacity To Enjoy Less…

Will Rogers is my favorite source for quotes but sometimes I discover wisdom elsewhere.¬† ūüôā In this case, it is Socrates. For those who might not know the guy,¬† he lived 2500 years ago and is credited with being the founder of Western Philosophy.¬† His words above are probably more relevant¬†today than when he originally spoke them. Now I know this message is very counter … Continue reading The Capacity To Enjoy Less…

Toxic Evangelism

Sadly the word “Evangelical” has come to mean a very negative thing for many people but to see it deemed toxic is simply frightening. But that is what happens¬†when you mix Christianity with politics.¬† As the old saying goes it is like mixing ice cream with horse manure. It doesn’t hurt the manure but it sure changes the flavor of ice cream. My friends over … Continue reading Toxic Evangelism

No Man Is Great If He Thinks He Is – Will Rogers

The topic of this post is the new quote in the header above.¬† I imagine everyone with an IQ above a cucumber knows who I am talking about.¬† #CO3 thinks he is the greatest human being ever to walk the earth!¬† But, I guess there are also some around, who do have the IQ of a cucumber who agree with him. I’m sorry Will, but … Continue reading No Man Is Great If He Thinks He Is – Will Rogers

A Lot Of Noise Goin On…

I don’t know why I seem to be so fixated on sounds lately let alone poultry stuff.¬† My daily and weekly posts here are RJsCorner are now named after sounds (cackle and squawk) that chickens make. I need to get to the underlying reason for this. ūüôā¬† I lost my¬†hearing thirty years ago, and since then my brain has forgotten what many sounds sound like.¬† … Continue reading A Lot Of Noise Goin On…

Will Rogers – About Religious Beliefs

A regular part of RJsCorner is going to be looking at Will Rogers quotes and seeing how they apply in today’s world. So, this is the first of many in that area. Even¬† 80 years ago it seems that there were more than a few who thought religions did more damage than they helped. I think what Will was saying is that “Bible thumpers,” and … Continue reading Will Rogers – About Religious Beliefs

It’s Time For A New Chapter @ RJsCorner…

I have decided¬†it’s time for a new chapter¬†here at RJsCorner.¬† It’s time to shake things up. I am putting out too much gloom and doom lately. Who wants more of that in their lives? I want to make my posts a regular part of your daily life. To do that they need to be more concise so you can read them in under two minutes … Continue reading It’s Time For A New Chapter @ RJsCorner…

Being Prepared…

Even though I was never a Boy Scout, I am a person¬†who tries to be¬†prepared for¬†the challenges¬†I will be facing. If¬†I want¬†to¬†discuss a controversial¬†topic¬†I try to¬†study¬†both sides to see where my feelings¬†might reside. “Think For¬†Yourself” is one of my primary mantras¬†in my life. I simply¬†don’t let others¬†tell me what to think. But then again, maybe that is one of the reasons I was never a … Continue reading Being Prepared…

Tongue In Cheek..

I am going to do a little ‘explainin’ on this post about the foundations for RJsCorner. Everyone knows that a good house has to have a good foundation in order to survive. Since RJsCorner has been going on for almost nine years now and has over 3,000 posts it must have a pretty good foundation, even if it is not mentioned very often. I started … Continue reading Tongue In Cheek..

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Have To…

    Slow down you’re moving too fast, ¬†got to make the morning last… The above words come from an old Simon and Garfunkel song entitled “59th Street Bridge Song” otherwise known as Feelin Groovy. ¬†Even in the 1960s many people thought that life was just moving too fast. Can you image what they might think about today? Getting to the title of this post, … Continue reading Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Have To…

Ignorance Outshines Wisdom

‚ÄúI don‚Äôt suppose there ever was a time when everybody knew as little about what they were talking about as they do today.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Will Rogers, 19 September 1933 How does ignorance come to outshine wisdom? Of course, that is not true for all of us but the percentages seem to be drifting in that direction as our recent elections showed us. The religions of … Continue reading Ignorance Outshines Wisdom

Week 12 Inside The Loony Bin – Healthcare & The Supreme Court

¬†This¬†will be my first “official” report looking at the Washington DC loony bin from a drone level view. Here goes: Healthcare – The GOP continues to try to formulate a health care plan that will abolish Obamacare. They¬†have had 7 years to put this together but like usual in the loony bin, they wait until the last minute. It seems they can’t agree within their … Continue reading Week 12 Inside The Loony Bin – Healthcare & The Supreme Court

A Drone Level View

The new RJsCorner will include politics as it has in the past but instead of getting bogged down in the day-to-day insanity I will be taking a higher level view. A good older analogy for this is looking at the forest instead of individual trees. But a more modern example is taking a drone level view. A major problem with our political, especially federal processes, … Continue reading A Drone Level View

There Will Always Be Sob Stories…

I see in the debates how the GOP candidates for president constantly comment about how bad things are.¬† I wish someone would ask them point blank whether they think things are worse now than when the last Republican president left the Oval Office?¬† It would be very interesting to see how much spin they could put on that question. In that same light, it is … Continue reading There Will Always Be Sob Stories…