Let’s start off this new year at RJsCorner by looking at our view of the future. Sadly, there are those who seem to be frightened by almost everything these days. I kinda think that mentality make up a big majority of the MAGA folks. Everything is changing so fast as to make their heads spin. The only way they can see to relieve that overwhelming … Continue reading How Do You See The Future?
Some people go through life with little or no changes. They live in the house they inherited from their parents. They have never been away from the area they grew up. Change just doesn’t happen to them, UNTIL IT DOES… Adjusting to serious unexpected changes tests the metal of all of us. How we respond to those events is up to each of us. I … Continue reading Adjusting To Unexpected Changes…
“My wife’s death five months ago yesterday caused me to do some pretty serious soul-searching. It made me realize that I was just going-with-the-flow in too many areas of my life. I was aimlessly moving from one day to another without much purpose. When I found out how quickly things can change, I become more determined than ever to live the rest of my life … Continue reading Resetting my Life Goals
One of the hardest things to do in today’s world is to get people to change their minds about almost anything. Of course I am a contrarian when it come to this topic. I have changed my mind about a lot of things in my life. Maybe the most significant has to do with my spiritual life. But that is a story for another post. … Continue reading Changing Minds
This post is mainly about how you view your world. I will use myself and my wife as examples of two different approaches. I embrace change whenever I find it. In fact, I get down right bored when change doesn’t come around frequently enough. When change doesn’t, I create some for myself. This pandemic, which I pray will mostly be over in a few more … Continue reading Nerve Racking vs Exciting – A Matter of View
Is there a Civil War that the GOP is waging for their version of America? Is it a “take no prisoners” time for them? Are they that panicked? They literally put all their eggs in one basket and that basket was rejected. Why would they do that? I think I have an answer to that. Maybe they see the writing on the wall in that … Continue reading What Will The 2020s Look Like?
I can see in the not too distant future a revolution coming that will make what us Baby Boomers created seem minuscule in comparison. Yeah, we had our days but now we seem to be more a source of the problems than solutions. Just look at our “Senators and Congressmen” who are stifling any possible change to keep our planet healthy or to live up … Continue reading For The Times, They Are A Changin…
I did some looking-forward in the last Looking Glass post in order to guess what the coming six months will look like. But this is the first post to go full-forward in that regard. Being the amateur futurist that I am I can see lots of changes during this fourteen-year period. Since I am also an optimist most of my predictions will be progressive and … Continue reading In To The Looking Glass – 2021-2035
Let’s face it, the world is on a tightrope right now. The current pandemic will likely cause changes even faster than before, and it will now happen on a very broad scale. That is what this post is all about.
Thanks to Frank Diana over at Reimagining The Future I am putting on my dreamer’s hat for this post. I really think, or at least pray, that once that despicable person leaves the Oval Office, we will go on to make our future bright indeed. That is what this post is all about.
I have been diligently trying to understand the rationale that some folks have in praising Trump. One of those efforts was to read a book entitled In Defense Of Elitism by Joel Stein. The author was recently interviewed on the PBS Newshour of which I am a regular viewer. Some points I gleaned from the book is what this post is all about.
Obviously the question in the title above is what this post is all about. Here is the definition of social media from Wikipedia. The biggies are obviouslly Facebook,Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, with many other a little further down the line.
Sometimes I get into dry spells here at RJsCorner where I just can’t think of something for my daily posts. When that occurs I usually pull up a quote that strikes me from my list at iHearts143Quotes.com. That is the case for today’s post. I am certainly one to embrace change and loathe boredom, but having said that I do enjoy my morning routine. Part … Continue reading One Small Thought…
Let’s face it, we can’t simply ignore the problems and hope they go away. That seems to have worked for a long time but in reality, it has just allowed the problems to fester and get worse. America is collapsing and if we don’t do something about it soon, it just may be too late. Just because we have gone-to-the-edge before and survived doesn’t mean … Continue reading More Myths Americans Need to Unlearn About America
I don’t know how many times I have heard the expression in the title of this post. I don’t know how many times I have said it myself. I have always wondered why time seems to fly by now but in my youth a year seemed like an eternity. It wasn’t until I got a glimpse of the short article below from the AARP Magazine … Continue reading Time Just Flies By
If you have been around RJsCorner I’m sure you know by now that I cherish change. Change allows us to do things better than before. It allows us a second or maybe third chance to get it right. But not all change is good, even for me. 🙂 At least to some degree, I believe in the old adage “If it ain’t broken, why change … Continue reading While I Cherish Change…
Too many of us lament that we can’t get jobs where we were born and raised. That seems especially true of the poorest areas of the country including Appalachia. Jobs just aren’t very plentiful there. The deep South is another example. It would be nice is all areas of the country were full of gainful employment. But given our foundations in almost pure capitalism that … Continue reading You Are Not A Tree…
I think there is a pretty fair part of the folks in this country who think their life sucks. They haven’t had a raise in umpteen years. They have to have someone to blame and that person is often those they see as getting the “breaks” in life. It’s pretty hard for them to admit that for the most part “my life sucks because of me”. … Continue reading My Life Sucks…
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke I don’t necessarily call, at least yet, our current times evil but none the less the Edmund Burke quote above applies to where we are as a country. Too many of us decided to sit out the last election cycle and what we got is the … Continue reading For Good Men To Do Nothing..
When I came across the quote above I knew nothing of Alan W. Watts. But, as usual I got on Wiki to learn more. This guy was quite a character in life. It just seemed that once he was doing something for any extended period of time he got bored with it an moved on to something else. It seems he re-invented himself a dozen … Continue reading Making Sense of Change…
While 80 percent of mainline Protestant pastors see Pope Francis as a true Christian, only 58 percent of evangelical preachers agree. Source: Do Pastors Trust Pope Francis on Theology? New Survey Reveals How Preachers Responded When Asked if the Pontiff Is a True Christian | TheBlaze.com I am going to use the polling above as an example for this post but not its focus. There … Continue reading The 25%….
“Quite frankly, a lot of it has to do with the strength of the Apple brand and how much merchants and customers love how easy the experience is. I’m not saying it’s changing the landscape overnight. But this has never happened with other mobile wallets.”-Denée Carrington, analyst, Forrester Research SOURCE: Apple Pay catches the attention of retail customers. I have been personally reminded lately of just how … Continue reading Some Resist Change; Some Embrace It….
This is going to be an extremely soul-searching post for me. It has been a week since the GOP route in the mid-term elections and I have been thinking about my philosophical and political leanings. Two things seem now apparent to me that were not so just a few short months ago. The first epiphany is that I am not so much a Democrat as I am anti-Republican. … Continue reading I Can't Do It For Them….
I have not looked at any politics of the day for more than a week now. I have even reconfigured my daily internet reading to remove politics as a point of focus. That alone has helped to significantly brighten my general attitude toward daily living. To complete this refocus I have decided to take the blog in a slightly different direction. I will no longer be … Continue reading A Change In Direction…
I am going to tell you up front that this post is a little whacky but then again that is the type of person I am. I am always asking questions as to why things are the way they are. This idea is a paradigm shift that very likely will never happen.
The twentieth century American dream was always about home ownership. We all dreamed of putting down a small deposit on our own place and then paying a mortgage on it for the next thirty some years until it is finally ours. The problem with that nowadays is that we find ourselves changing jobs every half dozen years or sometimes more often and those future jobs are likely not be in the area where we currently live. When that is the case then home ownership is more of an anchor than a blessing. Continue reading “The American Dream… Revisited….”
Source: AT&T sheds directories, advertising business | Mobile – CNET News. The assets that AT&T is selling include the Yellow Pages directories… Things are in constant change now days. Sometime the pace is dizzying indeed. Of course telecommunications is one of those things that is probably changing the fastest. In the 1960s you could find a public telephone booth on almost any city street. In the … Continue reading The Passing of an Era…..
Source: The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse – BusinessWeek. Too bad the person who wrote this article didn’t snail mail it to everyone. It is seven pages long so it would have brought in big bucks to the USPS. 🙂 Seriously though (at least as serious as I get on this blog) the postal service is in pretty deep trouble and it is not going to … Continue reading The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse – BusinessWeek