I’ve been to about 35 State House complexes, but this one is the most unique library I have come across. If I recall correctly, and I may not, it was located in the main Iowa Statehouse building in Des Moines. Given that the Internet has mostly taken over information gathering now, I suspect this is more of a museum now. But, it’s worth preserving. I … Continue reading Iowa State Library
I visited the Smithsonian for the first time during my high school senior trip in 1965. We were the first class to ever leave the State for our trip. We went to New York City and then Washington, DC. Until that time, I had barely been out of Indiana, so this trip was surreal to me. I was just a naive farm boy visiting the … Continue reading The Smithsonian
For the second post in this new Americana Project, I give you one of the most stunning pictures I have ever taken. Since simplicity, symmetry, and beauty are so essential to my life, and particularly photography, this picture HAD to be number one. Yes, I realize that it is a little blurry, but since it is a scanned version of a developed photo print, that … Continue reading Americana #2: Pleasant Hill Attic – Lexington, KY
(click on the photo to see a larger view) Welcome to the first post in the Americana Project here at RJsCorner. This picture was taken in 2011 during my fourth visit to Mount Vernon. The significant difference between this trip and the first one, was more attention was paid to the slaves that kept the place as beautiful as it is shown here. Mount Vernon … Continue reading Spring Flowers at Mount Vernon
I have spent a lot of time here on RJsCorner talking about what I think is presently wrong with the U.S. In the same light, I also talk much about what has happened to Christianity. I have written so many posts on these topics that some of my readers seem to have the impression that I hate God and America! I certainly need to do … Continue reading Introducing The Special Projects for 2023.