I Gotta Learn How To Be A Duck

Going forward, that’s how I am determined to stay up with this important political season. Just let the political ugliness run off my back and not even notice it. I know all the attacks from #CO3 (current Oval Office occupant) are not directed towards me but I tend to take everything personally that I read from that despicable person.

Some say that those with Aspie traits lack empathy, but I really believe it is quite the opposite. We tend to personalize everything, so what affects others tends to affect us too. I gotta get over that feeling if I am to continue exposing myself to the ugliness of today’s politics.

I’m still in the deciding mode as I have backed off the Warren pick until I learn more about her “tax the rich” and other schemes. She seems to believe she can do everything she wants as long as there are enough rich people to pay up.

I need to pay closer attention to the others in the pack before it is time for my vote in the primaries. But then again, my State doesn’t vote until May so it will likely be decided before then anyway.

Like water off a duck’s back…

Things To Be Thankful For…

First, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. My wife and I are, as usual lately, spending Thanksgiving alone but I know many of you are heading out to a large family dinner. I hope you get through it without any every dividing political discussions. 😏

Even though we don’t officially celebrate this holiday doesn’t mean that I am not thankful for what the Lord has given me. Here is my list.

  • I am thankful for my wife of almost 34 years. She has supported me in ways I couldn’t have imagined.
  • I am thankful that I am in good health, at least for a septuagenarian. I just had my three-year echo stress test last week and passed it with flying colors.
  • I am thankful for all my followers here at RJsCorner. You, taking the time to be part of my life to see what I have to say means much to me.
  • I am thankful for getting three-fourths of the way through #CO3’s term without a national tragedy. I pray that we make it the rest of the way whether it is a couple of months or, dreadfully, a full year.
  • In the past I spent ten years celebrating Thanksgiving by preparing the annual meal at a local soup kitchen. I miss all of my friends there but am very thankful for having them in my life.
  • I am thankful for all my uRV trips of 2019 and am prayerfully hoping I have at least one more year of being able to travel on my own.
  • As I do every day, I am thankful for the good day the Lord gave me yesterday and ask him to give me another one today.

Happy Thanksgiving

Saving The World Is Hard – Global Warming

In the coming years global warming will eventually be the number one issue for all of us (except maybe for the MAGA/Evangelical folks). I just hope that it rises to that status before it is too late to really do anything about it. We didn’t get into this mess because of one particular thing, and we won’t get out of it with just one thing. This post is about some things each of us can do to make sure global warming is addressed before it is too late.

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When Fear Is Your Religion

This post is based on 14 fears that dominate many in the MAGA version of the GOP. These fears were mostly gathered from a post by John Pavlovitz over at StuffThatNeedsToBeSaid. It is about how fear can totally paralyze a person’s worldview. There are many reasons to be fearful in this world today and these folks seem determined to find all of them even if they are myth. That is what this post is about.

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Saving The World Is Hard… Part 1

How about that for a title, I’ll bet I got your attention. 🙂 There are so many people in the world today that seem to think that every problem we have has a silver bullet solution. That means that there is one thing that we can do that will fix everything. But, some of us know better, don’t we? This is the first of a multi-part series about that topic.

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Socially Responsible Government?

It seems that so much of the rest of the countries of the world have learned that government by its fundamental nature must be a socially responsible institution. Yeah, we have “We the people…” at the beginning of our constitution, but lately we seem to be ignorant of what that means. Since social responsibility is one of my bedrock beliefs, I have been studying the Democratic field of presidential candidates to find those that have a socially responsible government as a core of their beliefs. I think I have found the candidate who epitomizes that arena.

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