Someday You Will Have Been All Of These…..

For this lazy Sunday afternoon I wanted to bring back a post from over three years ago here at RJsCorner. ¬†It seems to be even more dreadfully needed today than it was then…. How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in … Continue reading Someday You Will Have Been All Of¬†These‚Ķ..

With Teeth & Compassion….

“Can we make legislation with enough teeth in them for conservatives and compassion for liberals?” I heard the above phrase, or at least something close to it, from a news commentator recently. I wish I could cite the source but I really don’t remember who it was. ¬†But the phrase struck me as maybe a primary difference between these two groups. Conservatives seem to be … Continue reading With Teeth & Compassion….

Being Broad Minded….

Nothing makes a man broad-minded like adversity ¬†– ¬†Will Rogers I can certainly understand this quote from Will. The adversity in my life, although coming more frequently than I would like, has certainly made me more broad-minded. Coming from humble beginning has made me sensitive to the daily plight of the homeless and financially challenged around me. Going deaf in mid-life has made me more … Continue reading Being Broad Minded….

Is the Republican Party Insuring Its Own Demise??

Is the Republican Party insuring its own demise by it continuing to focus on a narrower and narrower core group. ¬†I want to believe this is the case as the alternative is that we as a country are now dominated by exclusion. ¬†Being against things, particularly different groups of people, is what has been driving the Republican primaries lately. It has pushed their final candidate … Continue reading Is the Republican Party Insuring Its Own Demise??

All I Know — And Then There is…

Let me bring up the same Lincoln quote that I used yesterday but this time for another purpose: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln I can say that more often than not this quote is applicable to people especially politicians. ¬†But one case where it is not true is with President Obama. … Continue reading All I Know — And Then There is…

Me, Me, Me…..

I have been trying to study up on this new political group who call themselves the Tea Party. ¬†They seem to be against almost everything. But one thing they are obviously not against is “Me”. ¬†They talk about themselves an awfully lot. Almost every sentence that comes out of their mouths seems to start with “I want” or “I demand” or “my money”. They seem to be a very self-centered group. Maybe they are trying to put a new definition in the dictionary for the word narcissism. Continue reading “Me, Me, Me…..”

Personal Adversity Makes Us Stronger or…

OK, first let me start out by completing the title message. Personal adversity makes us stronger or breaks us. As I mentioned a few posts ago I went deaf about twenty years ago and have consequently faced my share of adversity since then. In the coming months, I will share specific stories about this but I want to keep it on a higher level for … Continue reading Personal Adversity Makes Us Stronger or‚Ķ