95% Of The World’s Population….

We are often told that we are only 5% of the world’s population. Whenever someone wants to emphasize our failures they use that number. We are 5% of the World’s population: but we have 20% of the COVID deaths but we have 25% of the COVID cases but we use 24% of the world’s fossil […]

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Universal Education

I recently updated my “10 Pillars of Life” to include: “Everyone should have the opportunity to live up to their full potential”. That is what this post is all about. When I say everyone, I mean everyone, regardless of their financial, social, or health situation or even their country of residence. Of course, affluent people […]

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Anti-Mask, Anti-vaxxers, Lazy Minds – One and the Same?

It seems there are various groups in this world who just don’t want to go along when the “Public Good” is the topic. They just don’t seem to care about anyone else. They want to go about their lives totally focused on themselves. The anti-maskers don’t want to be inconvenienced by wearing a mask to […]

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Don’t Run Away

We spend too much of our time running away from problems instead of addressing them head-on. Let’s be honest, we in America have a history of messing things up and then moving on instead of fixing them. We have been struggling with the idea of equality and justice for our whole existence, maybe it is […]

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I’m An Armchair Philosopher

The theme header quotes as shown in my blog RJsCorner header above is a foundational part of where I am in my life right now. Think For Yourself Question Everything Never Stop Learning They are some major drivers in my life, and they have always been there in the background since I was a small […]

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Teaching the Dark Side In Civics Classes

Civics classes should be about American’s sins and glories since it is a country founded by remarkable individuals with some serious flaws. An important part of our history was that many of our founders were slave holders. They owned other people and could do whatever they wanted with them. Washington had hundreds of slaves. He […]

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Keeping Things In Perspective

I think it’s time for your last Aspie lesson for 2020. 🥸 I, like everyone else to one degree or another, get things seriously out of perspective. I let little things take up too much of my thinking life. My brain seems to constantly run in overdrive, a dozen things at a time. Many of […]

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Moral Self Licensing

I came across an interesting post from one of my British friends. It is about moral self licensing. That is a psychological term about how people who are actually doing harm believe that they are doing good. That kinda describes one or maybe both of our political parties doesn’t it? An example of moral self-licensing […]

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Guaranteed Income

Now that we are closing this current period of political idiocy, it’s time to start talking about things that have been put on the back burner. I know government dysfunction will not immediately end when he is finally out of office. There is still an enormous amount of work that needs to be done to […]

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One World Power?

Another NYT post spurred me into thinking again why must the US be THE world power. Who decided that and how do we get out of it? That is what this post is all about. I love how the article opened up with the fact that President Biden will never figure out how to eliminate […]

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Out Of Fear Comes Paranoia

77% of Republicans believe everything Trump says. That can only be explained through the state of paranoia and paranoia as shown to the right comes primarily from a heightened level of fear and delusions of persecution. I know my Republican friends who might read this will be upset by this definition of them. I just […]

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Labels We Attach To Ourselves – Part 2

This post is a continuation of a couple of weeks ago where I tell you about the labels I have put on myself during my life. Some were beneficial and some were not. If you missed the first post click here. In 1986, just before my 40th birthday I labelled myself a married man. Just […]

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No One Likes To Be Told They Are Wrong

I know my Aspie traits make me hypersensitive to criticism, but I don’t think any of us take being told we are wrong well. Telling someone they are wrong usually starts a battle. So, how is reconciliation possible with the 70 million who voted for that incompetent narcissist. How do we try to get them […]

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Crazy Enough To Imagine

I, like most of you I imagine, have been in a pretty dark place for much of this soon to end year. But, who wouldn’t be given all that has happened. I won’t terrorize you with all the details except to say that it looked like, at least for a while, that the US was […]

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Our Place In The World?

I can’t describe how relieved I am to finally be able to see a brighter hope for my country. In that light, I hope we Americans among other things do some serious thinking about our place in the world today. It seems pretty obvious now that we will no longer be the super-power we once […]

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There Is Always A Tomorrow

(Until there isn’t) Procrastination is an integral part of humanity. We put off tomorrow what should have been done today. There is always a tomorrow, or is there? You should never give up on life until you take your last breath. It’s just too easy, especially for us old folks, to just give up on […]

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In The US The Tail Often Wags The Dog

Let’s face it, it seems our world has become dysfunctional of late. ☹️ Nothing gets done that really makes any difference. It’s hard to be optimistic about the future right now. I kinda think it is because we let the tail wag the dog in way too many areas. Let me give you some examples: […]

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Just Unplug It…

Part of my engineering career was spent writing script for a help line, otherwise known as an 800 number. I was pretty good at troubleshooting problems so this came pretty much naturally. One of the things that most often cleared the customer problem was a system reset, otherwise known as unplugging it and plugging it […]

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The Fiscal Conservative That I Am

I just finished a post over at one of my other blogs (RedLetterLiving) about how Christians should quit spending their money and lavish structures and instead go about doing the work of Christ. That post immediately brought to mind the same thoughts for our public institutions. Why do we spend so much money on buildings […]

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Work/Life Balance

The above graphic has been in my IN-box for way too long. I don’t have many words to say about it but I kinda think it speaks for itself. In my earnings years I found it hard to keep a healthy work/life balance. I was one of those who spent way too much time in […]

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Labels We Attach To Ourselves

A Life Coach Story We’re too attached to the labels/masks that we create for ourselves. We need to continuously step outside ourselves. We need to make fewer assumptions and be less opinionated. This would make us less combative, less fearful, less greedy, and more content. In many ways it is a simple as that. Childhood […]

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Life After COVID-19

I know there are many people trying to predict what life will look like after we defeat this 19th version of COVID. Being a techie I found the predictions of Bill Gates to be interesting. Here a a few of his predictions: Remote meetings will be normalized I can remember my time in the corporate […]

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A New Morning In America…

Now that the current Oval Office occupant has been defeated, it’s time to look once again to set a course to a bright future for our country. I hope that we the voters have learned a lesson from the dark days of the previous four years. But even more so, I hope that eventually we […]

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Yeah, Even Farming…

I hate to tell those folks in the hinterland that even farming will be rapidly changing in the not too distant future. I put out a post a few months ago about vertical farming but have been learning more since then. Vertical farming is the practice of cultivating crops in vertically stacked shelves and often […]

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